Manhattan Gets Phat in February

by Mike Jones

The short film upstart Phat Shorts has announced its lineup -- a diverse
collection showcasing some of the more popular shorts of last year's
festival circuit including "Anna in the Sky", "Meat", and two from this
year's Sundance Film Festival: "Melvyn Schmatzman, Freudian Dentist," and
"Breeze". A total of 23 films are set to be spaced over every Monday night
in February, this year slated to unspool at the Cantor Film Center in
Manhattan. Since the festival's premiere in 1995, created by Andre
Hereford and Packawallop Productions, the event has always accepted
donations for admission. The festival is sponsored by HBO and Remy Martin.


NIGHT I - February 2nd

"The Killers", Tanya Hamilton

"Mr. Jessop", Brian Wood

"The Solution", Damani Mangum

"Sausages", Philip A. Farha

"Melvyn Schmatzman, Freudian Dentist", David Grotell

"Meat", Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt

NIGHT II- February 9th

"Missing in Tibet", Robin Garthwait And Dan Griffin

"Bicycle", Jonah Kaplan

"Little Man", Amyn Kaderali

"The Mirror Lied", Jennifer Haskin-O'reggio

"Prime Time", Dave Monahan

NIGHT III- February 16th

"The 53rd Calypso", Josh Apter

"Here It Is", Lewis Canfield

"Naked Pavement", Joshua Tunick

"Mouse", Greg Pak

"Motion Picture Genocide", Robert Banks, Jr.

"Coolbreeze and Buzz", Lani Sciandra

NIGHT IV - February 23rd

"Hilary", Anthony Hodgson

"Cockfight", Byrd Mcdonald

"Breeze", Barbara Sanon

"A Bedtime Story", Ron Brown

"Anna in the Sky", Mark Edgington

"Old Lady and the Pigeons", Sylvian Chomet

[Opening and Closing Night Parties are set for 9:30PM at Circa (corner of
2nd Ave & 6th Street) on February 2nd and 23rd. $5 Admission. For more info
call: 212.979.6792]


++ Phat Shorts Hope to Make Third Year a Major Charm.