Palm Springs International Shortfest 2023
Madeline Brewer, Deric A. Hughes, Elia Petridis
Chris Beyrooty, Nick Paskhover
Lola Blanc, Jeremy Radin
Madeline Brewer, Ben Gleib, Akilah Hughes, Peyton Kennedy, Jeremy Radin
Brian Mitchell, Ian Start
Greg Aronowitz, Cat Calico
A reactionary political commentator (Madeline Brewer, CAM) struggles to balance her ambitions with her morals when a mass shooter cites her as an influence. Writer/director Lola Blanc (IN OTHER WORDS) goes for the throat with an in-your-face approach that hits hard with anger and imaginatively grotesque streaks of surrealism. Side note: Blanc will also be performing a live reading at our HAUNTED REELS book launch event, so do check that out! – Mitch Davis
A driver (Joel Kinnaman) is taken hostage by a passenger (Nicolas Cage) who thinks he’s been wronged in Yuval Adler’s gripping thriller that features what may be Cage’s most intense performance to date.
Brimming with black humour, surrealism and freedom, CADILLAC CLOWN is the perfect oddity for Fantasia, but also the first cornerstone of Robin Aubert's cinematic oeuvre.
Fran (Daisy Ridley), an isolated office drone, strikes an uneasy friendship with a new co-worker. A dark, moving drama about stepping out of one’s shell.