Jan. 23, 2002

American Cinematheque Presents...

Comedy Shorts

Program Compiled by Andrew P. Crane

Tickets available 30 days in advance.

Home

SITE MAP

SCHEDULE (by series)

SCHEDULE (by date)

MEMBERSHIP

TICKETS

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

MOVING PICTURE BALL

PRESS


Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30 PM

LAUGH IN THE NEW YEAR: COMEDY SHORTS!

Philip Euling's "Laud Weiner" (4 min.) A spoof on the LA Times trailer ads starring David Hyde Pierce as the title character.". Eva Saks’ "Needle in a Haystack" (7 min.) Charming, musical romantic comedy that will make you swoon for NYC and old musicals. Stephanie Keating’s "Petite Mort" ( 9 min.) A fifteen-year-old virgin, inspired by the Greek Goddess Artemis, chooses her sexual destiny in this dark, deft comedy. James Dean’s "Shrink" ( 16 min.) In this British smiler, neurotic Max seeks therapy when he meets his girlfeinds parents. Johannes Kiefer’s "Gregor’s Greatest Invention" ( 11 min.) Gregor develops a brilliant invention to help his beloved grandmother walk again. Donald Bull’s "Dodgeball" ( 22 min.) A new employee climbs a ruthless company’s rungs by facing a childhood fear many can relate to: Dodgeball! Mitchell Rose’s "Modern Daydreams: Unleashed & John Deere" ( 9 min.) Two of the four episodes of this series of Chaplinesque post-modern comedies involving classic music, love odes to a John Deere tractor and finding your inner-puppy. Daniel Bernstein’s "The Cutting Room" ( 16 min.) Unique, funny look at where some of our stock, genre characters from beloved films and literature have gone to spend their endless days. Steve Sullivan’s "Heap of Trouble" ( 4 min.) Without giving away the punchline of this roarer, let us just say you will have a new song to sing as you leave the theatre. God love the Welsh!

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Donald Bull ("Dodgeball"), Mitchell Rose ("Modern Daydreams") & Daniel Bernstein ("The Cutting Room").