On Tuesday of this week we introduced the Palm Springs International ShortFest. For the rest of this week we will be recommending film packages to check out during the festival.
Today we are recommending, Idiot’s Delight. Why? Because, hey what the heck…film doesn’t always have to be serious, in fact, it’s wonderful when it’s simply delightful…almost idiotic.
Scroll down and check out the trailers and movie info below. Let us know if you make it out to the screening! @TheCVArtScene on Twitter and/ or Instagram with a #PSSF13 (think: Palm Springs Short Fest 13) hashtag and we’ll holler back!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th
2300 E. Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA
While ‘dumb as a box of rocks’ may not apply equally to all of the assorted heroes and heroines in this very funny collection of shorts, we’d be hard pressed to come up with something more fitting…
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DINNER AND A MOVIE
Lovestruck Randy is thrilled when his prison pen pal Crystal is finally released and they can meet in person, but is woefully unprepared for the hard truths (and unexpected guest) she brings along with her to their date.
DIRECTOR: Ben Aston
Producer: Tolu Itegboje
Editor: Elsa Bauverd
Screenwriter: Ben Aston, Maria Hummer
Cinematographer: Michael Dorgan
Music: James Morris
Principal Cast: Nathan Hennenfent, Anne Wittman, Martin Ashley Jones
A class full of unruly fourth graders must quickly cover up an April Fool’s joke on their teacher gone horribly awry before the arrival of the friendly local D.A.R.E. officer.
DIRECTOR: Cody Blue Snider
Producer: Jennifer Joelle Kachler, Alex Kurze
Editor: Cody Blue Snider
Cinematographer: Alexander Chinnici
Principal Cast: Liam Foley,Mitchell Jarvis,Kathy Searle,Dee Snider,Anthony Ippolito,Jeremiah Burch,Patrick Kenny,Cameron Ocasio,Rebecca Goldfarb,Cole Canzano,Sydney Lucas,Anjelicia Espinoza,Justin Absatz,Andie Oliver,Ashley Figueroa,Morgan Tiller,Clare Foley,Jeana
GLAZED AND CONFUSED
When a masked burglar shows up while Clark is working the late night shift at a donut shop alone, he complies with the thief’s demands, until he spots something familiar about the man with the gun in front of him…
DIRECTOR: Trevor Stevens
Producer: Trevor Stevens
Editor: Trevor Stevens
Screenwriter: Trevor Stevens
Cinematographer: Jackson Miller
Principal Cast: Heston Horwin,Jordan Mosley
A poor schmo gets pulled into a kidnapping-for-hire scheme in hopes of hitting a big payday to help with his wife’s current pregnancy, but things go wrong in hugely unexpected days in this Coen-esque comedy, which won the Audience prize at the recent Clermont–Ferrand Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Shane Atkinson
Producer: Rob Cristiano
Screenwriter: Shane Atkinson
Cinematographer: Travis Cline
Music: Lev Zhurbin
Principal Cast: Oona Laurence, David Stevens, Marnie Schulenburg, Rick Zahn, Richard Busser, Gary Betsworth
THE PICK UP
A guy on the make hits on the wrong woman when he tries a novel approach to picking up a girl in a Laundromat one afternoon, but the result may be a hot new bro-mance.
DIRECTOR: Isa Totah
THE PLEDGE FOR MR. BUNNY
Obsessed with car washes, but discouraged by his father, young Scotty resorts to a web of lies involving a terminally ill plush toy, a black market kidney and bunnies sold into sexual slavery to achieve his goal of experiencing one first hand. Careful what you wish for…
DIRECTOR: Kevin Lim
Producer: April Tafe
Editor: Kent Hau
Screenwriter: Kevin Lim
Cinematographer: Aaron McLisky
Music: Bruce Heald
Principal Cast: Tom Usher, Ellacoco Hammer-McIver, Christian Edwards, Hayley Magnus
Two pals harvesting pot in the Queensland mangroves happen upon a man who seems to be dumping a body, and freaked by what they’ve seen, make a run for it. But things get a little more complicated when they’re stopped by the water police…
DIRECTOR: Shaun Cairns
Producer: Sam Moor
Screenwriter: Shaun Cairns
Ah, obsessive love…it never turns out well, but our gal turns her frown right upside down!
DIRECTOR: Jackie Hutchinson
Producer: Victoria Tulk, Jackie Hutchinson
Editor: Jackie Sang Hutchinson
Screenwriter: Jackie Sang Hutchinson
Cinematographer: Damon Mosier
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