Posts Tagged ‘DC Shorts’

In DC Shorts’ Screening of LGBTQ Films, Where Were the Women?

"I don't think people are making lesbian films anymore," says DC Shorts programming director. Really?

DC Shorts’ Winning Flicks: A Medical Marijuana Documentary and a “Silly Bastard”

Two local documentaries win big.

ToDo ToDay: Stefon Harris, DC Shorts Festival, and Adams Morgan Day

This weekend, higher education becomes art.

With Funny Feds Series, DC Shorts Makes Moviegoing More Social

Live comedy and short film: two totally different mediums, right? Not so, says DC Shorts Laughs, a 90-minute show that marries the best Funniest Fed comedians with seven classic DC Shorts mini-movies. Each of the four shows in the schedule doubles as a "best-of" showcase for both organizations: two to three past DC Shorts comedies, then [...]

ToDo ToDay: Popcorn and Pasties, Dischord vs. Teenbeat, and Nipsey Hussle

As a promoter of films that run 15 minutes or less, DC Shorts understands that audiences enjoy a little variety. For Pasties and Popcorn, this weekend’s collaboration with local burlesque troupe Tilted Torch, DC Shorts will intersperse film screenings with belly dance routines, hoop dances, and other quirky variety acts. Read more >>> The films show [...]

D.C. Shorts, Family Films: Explaining Existentialism to Kids

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
Impulse control is one of the most reliable kids-movie themes: Somebody—either protagonist or antagonist—crosses a line, and after about 75 minutes of joke-laden tribulation, a paradigm shifts and everybody grows in one way or another. Line-crossing is even more useful in short flicks, because it gets [...]

DC Shorts, Showcase 16: A Hunt for Toilet Paper

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
The trick with short films is that filmmakers don’t have time to flesh things out, but they risk rushing the story or being too vague. It’s a problem that pops up often throughout Showcase 16, with several of the entries lacking clarity or sufficient depth. There [...]

DC Shorts, Showcase 15: “Look Man, I’m Not Gay”

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
There aren't many standouts in this mostly unremarkable set of shorts, though the squirm factor is high: Tastes Like Chicken? borrows a page from Food Inc. to tell the story of a chicken who longs to escape her certain death, and Shabbat Dinner offers up some sweet, [...]

DC Shorts, Showcase 14: Why Can’t Public Executions Be Friendlier?

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
Family can be tough. They can infuriate us, disappoint us, and say precisely the wrong thing. This crop of shorts, which veer from tragic to lighthearted, are (mostly) about the ties that bind and unravel.
Showing the Ropes: There are few relationships more personal than an executioner [...]

D.C. Shorts, Showcase 13: George Costanza Shows Up

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
A few bright spots highlight this mostly bland mix of drama and comedy. The first film, Tiny Miny Magic, is easily the weakest of the showcase, but luckily it picks up after that, and doesn't disappoint too deeply after that. The two animated shorts and Say [...]

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