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On Tuesday of this week we introduced the Palm Springs International ShortFest.  For the rest of this week we will be recommending our favorite sounding “film packages” to check out during the festival.

Today we are recommending, WTF?.  Why?  Because, well…life is sometimes just unexplainable and unexpected, and..okay, because we like to have reasons to cuss.

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!

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WTF?

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND

7:00PM

camelot theaters

Camelot Theaters

2300 E. Baristo Road

Palm Springs, CA

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Gird your loins! These five extravagantly out-there shorts are not for the faint of heart, but each is perfectly realized in every way.

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EPHEMERAL

Efímera
Spain, 2012, 16 Minute Running Time
Topics: ComedyCrimeFantasy
Language: Spanish,Russian English Sub-Titles

A young ballerina bent on triumphing at an audition finds the world is not quite the way she’d anticipated it when her grandmother leads her to the wrong location in this wildly inventive short tale from Spain.

DIRECTOR: Diego Modino
Producer: Diego Modino
Editor: Adoración G. Elipe
Screenwriter: Diego Modino
Cinematographer: Ángel Iguacel
Principal Cast: Paula Peñalver, Asunción Balaguer

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FLYTOPIA

Hungary, 2012, 20 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: United Kingdom
Topics: EroticThriller
Language: English English Sub-Titles

A summer idyll turns into a life-and-death struggle between a man and a very demanding swarm of flies that will stop at nothing to get its message across. “Lord of the Flies” this is not…

DIRECTOR: Karni Arieli, Saul Freed
Producer: Alison Sterling, Saul Freed
Cinematographer: Matyas Erdley
Principal Cast: Ashley Artus, Rebecca Palmer

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THE LAST MAN

Le dernier homme // Trailer from Axel Courtière on Vimeo.

France, 2013, 14 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: FantasyScience Fiction

Two men remain alive after a war between men and women has killed all the men on the planet in this fabulist, surreal tale set in a secret hideaway from which the two make clandestine forays outside for food dressed as women. Think Jeunet and Caro, mixed with a touch of Jean Genet…

DIRECTOR: Axel Courtière

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PERFECT DRUG

Perfect Drug – a short film by Toon Aerts Official Trailer from CZAR.BE on Vimeo.

Belgium, 2012, 14 Minute Running Time
Topics: FantasyHorrorScience Fiction
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles

This outrageously over-the-top comedy/horror film features a trio of inept cons who break into a lab to steal a new drug for a gangster kingpin, and end up taking the drug themselves with hair-raising results.

DIRECTOR: Toon Aerts
Producer: Eurydice Gysel
Editor: Martin Leroy
Screenwriter: Toon Aerts
Cinematographer: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Principal Cast: Misha Downey, Yumiko Funaya, Chinatsu Takahashi, Philippe Genion, Begir Memeti, Masayuki Oshiro

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VALIBATION

Todd Strauss-Schulson - Valibation

USA, 2013, 21 Minute Running Time
Topics: Black ComedyScience Fiction
Language: English English Sub-Titles

In this truly unusual morality tale, a technology-obsessed womanizer finds that his (literal) attachment to his cell phone leads him to find the greatest love of all – self-love.

DIRECTOR: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Producer: Ken Franchi
Editor: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Screenwriter: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Cinematographer: Elie Smolkin
Music: Gregory James Jenkins
Principal Cast: James Kirkland, Eric Edelstein, Margaret Savinar, Dennis Wong, Jacy Crawford,robert Axelrod, Felix Fang, SJ Mendelson, Harlene Gilroy, Jung Park, Kyung Hee Park

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To buy tickets & more info:

www.psfilmfest.org 

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