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Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2021
This screening is free courtesy of our sponsors. Ticket RSVP will be available 9am the day of the event on this page. There will be a standby line. This is a vaccinated-only screening.
Home / Now Showing / Beyond Fest Shorts Block 2: Mysteries of Love
MYSTERIES OF LOVE (127 minutes)
Maxwell Nalevansky and Carl Fry | USA | 8min.
Cherry Blossom’s burlesque bar is a sacred place in which people speak in proverb and poetry, until a late-night raider enters, demanding their worldly possessions in this Lynchian nightmare that was crafted by collaborators across four countries: Philippines, Argentina, USA, and Australia.
Lauren Sick | USA | 8min.
A strange discovery leaves a woman haunted by her husband’s absence. Munkie Steven Chow | New Zealand | 15min. Rose Tsang (Xana Tang) has lived in fear of her “tiger parents” for years — so much so that she’s spun a web of lies to keep them from discovering the truth about a forbidden relationship. But when their tough love, dominance and manipulation become too much to bear, Rose hatches a violent plan of revenge with devastating consequences.
Imanol Ortiz López | Spain | 9min.
A disorienting game of chess and tale of vengeance plays out as a under duress woman must play her part in stopping a man from reaching his car alive. Thorns Sarah Wisner and Sean Temple | USA | 6min. Stopping at a sketchy motel for some private intimacy, Gwen and Jade get the sense that someone’s watching them.
Your One And Only
Alice Biletska | USA | 18min. A
fter receiving an abortion behind her husbands back in an attempt to save their marriage, Sophie comes home to find him in bed with another woman. In order to exact her revenge, she invites his young mistress, Marsha, to stay for lunch. But as the story unfolds, Sophie begins falling for Marsha, while her mind starts playing games with her. When she begins questioning her reality, she finally realizes the truth about her marriage and has to make a choice between her past and her future.
Koreatown Ghost Story
Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum | USA | 15min.
In this supernatural horror tale based on a Korean ritual starring Margaret Cho and Lyrica Okano, a woman entertains a macabre marriage offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.
All of You
Shahrzad Davani | USA | 14min.
What happens when a modern day woman’s subconscious fears about romantic relationships come to life… and possibly death? The Sheltered Women Matthew P. Higgins | USA | 9min. Claire visits a women’s shelter in search of her missing mother, but an encounter with a mysterious woman suggests it may all be a facade.
Jonas Govaerts | Belgium | 13min. An imprisoned serial killer is pleasantly surprised by a visit from his estranged daughter.
Body of the Mined
Eric Jungmann | USA | 16min. A quiet, young woman moves into a new building and meets a reclusive engineer on the brink of completing a bizarre, extraordinary machine.