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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, Yikes.  Why?  Because, well…we think every artist can relate to this topic of pursuing goals in one way or another.

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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YIKES!

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th

7:00PM

camelot theaters

Camelot Theaters

2300 E. Baristo Road

Palm Springs, CA

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This collection of cautionary tales will make you think twice about whatever path you’re pursuing mindlessly…

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HONEYMOON SUITE

China, 2012, 14 Minute Running Time
Topics: AsianComedyFantasy
Language: Chinese,English English Sub-Titles

When is a werewolf not a werewolf? When the full moon isn’t out and the sun is shining on a Beijing hotel.

DIRECTOR: Zao Wang
Producer: Alex Chen
Editor: Zao Wang
Screenwriter: Zao Wang
Cinematographer: Jack Lam
Principal Cast: Cary Woodworth,Hanhong Zou,Nadia Hatta,Stanley Tsang,Sam Xue Qin Hum

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NOT FUNNY

No Tiene Gracia
Spain, 2013, 15 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: ComedyThriller
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Always playing the joker in his relationship with the gorgeous, long-suffering Maria, Manolo learns in the most vivid way one night that in order to play the joker, one has to assume the consequences.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Violadé
Producer: CARLOS VIOLADÉ, Julio Vergne
Editor: Mer Cantero
Screenwriter: CARLOS VIOLADÉ
Cinematographer: ALEX CATALÁN
Principal Cast: MERCEDES BERNAL, ANDRÉS BERLANGA

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SKIN

Jordana Spiro SKIN

USA, 2012, 13 Minute Running Time
Topic: Coming of Age
Language: English English Sub-Titles

A young boy raised by his taxidermist father attempts a misguided gesture to please the girl he has a crush on in this visually startling drama reminiscent of the work of Terrence Malick and David Lynch.

DIRECTOR: Jordana Spiro
Producer: Benjamin Rubin, Alvaro Valente, Jordana Spiro, Naomi Spiro
Editor: Naomi Spiro
Screenwriter: Jordana Spiro, David Pablos
Cinematographer: Hatuey Lavielle
Principal Cast: Albert Flood, Sara Clark, Vickie Peterman, Patrick Graham, Jeremy A. Johnson

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SPEECHLESS

Sans Voix – Bande Annonce – Alexandre Mermaz from SEXTIER Antoine on Vimeo.

France, 2012, 16 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topic: Comedy
Language: French English Sub-Titles

Louis is happy. Happy with his girlfriend Melanie. Happy with his routine and his life. And then one day, on their 5th anniversary, Melanie decides to surprise Louis…and Louis is happy no longer.

DIRECTOR: Alexandre Mermaz
Producer: Alexandre Mermaz
Editor: Tuong Vi Nguyen long
Screenwriter: Alexandre Mermaz
Cinematographer: loic Evenou
Principal Cast: Vincent Joncquez, Véronique Dimicoli, Régis Iacono, Frédéric Broeckx

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STEFFI LIKES THIS

Trailer – Steffi likes this (Shortfilm) from The Fu King Production on Vimeo.

Germany, 2012, 5 Minute Running Time
Language: German English Sub-Titles

In this amusing take on the perils of networking, Paul is a social media junkie and he cannot live without his smartphone. Steffi likes this…

DIRECTOR: Philipp Scholz
Editor: Philipp Scholz, Florian Gregor
Screenwriter: Philipp Scholz, Florian Gregor
Cinematographer: Philipp Scholz
Music: Micky Wolf
Principal Cast: Ole Jacobsen, Christopher Fliether, Rasmus Borowski, Verena Wolfien

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VIENNA WAITS FOR YOU

Austria, 2012, 27 Minute Running Time
Topics: ComedyDetective/MysteryHorror
Language: German English Sub-Titles

After a bad break-up, Anna is eager to get settled in a new apartment. Unfortunately, she fails to read the fine print and learns too late that her new home feeds off the youth of its inhabitants, and she can’t escape unless she finds a replacement tenant.

DIRECTOR: Dominik Hartl
Producer: Diego Breit
Editor: Fabian Rüdisser
Screenwriter: Sarah Wassermair
Cinematographer: Magdalena Lauritsch
Music: Paul Gallister
Principal Cast: Petra Staduan, Alexander Fennon, Traute Furhner, Adele Neuhauser, Nikolaus Habjan

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To buy tickets & more info:

www.psfilmfest.org 

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