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Midnight Shorts Galore!

Midnight Shorts Galore!

This is Michael Ferraro, the Programming Coordinator for the 2007 Florida Film Festival, informing you of just a sample of short films playing in our awesomely deranged Midnight Shorts program.

Carles Torrens’ Coming to Town plays out like Bad Santa on crack! It’s a dark tale about Santa’s alcoholic brother and demon assistant out to deliver one special 11-year-old girl her dream Holiday present – revenge! Needless to say, she probably won’t be picked on too much more after this magical holiday evening.

Even more dark is Michael Medaglia’s The Ratsnitch Angel – showing exclusively in 1 1/2 D – that’s… well, you’ll have to see this one for yourself. The Sundance alum songbird, directed by John Thompson, also takes a bizarre (and by bizarre, I mean gruesome) stab at revenge.

T. Arthur Cottam’s Filthy Food is probably exactly what you’d expect the title suggest. Enjoy the mouth of a woman connecting with various foods in multiple ways we haven’t seen before. And speaking of which, director Will Hartman’s piece, entitled Moosecock, also has to do with eating but not in similar fashion. Brian Baumgartner (from NBC’s The Office) co-stars in this take on the infamous joke told mostly in bars by people who’ve probably had more than one drink or two.

Oh, and have you ever wondered what would happen if you made your little sister drink a concoction of household cleaners (and such)? Hyperactive Ingredients, directed Trevor Piecham and Ben Spinney, has the answer. The Florida Film Festival Midnight Shorts Program has all of these hilarious (and somewhat disturbing) shorts, and many more.

You can see the Midnight Shorts Program this Saturday night, March 24th, at midnight at the Enzian, or next Saturday (3/31 at midnight again) at the Regal Winter Park Village.

See you at the festival!!

–Michael Ferraro

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