2007-10-02 Lonely Hearts Club: Short Films
What is it about love that makes us act, say, or feel what we wouldn't ordinarily otherwise? The characters in these humorous, dramatic and satirical films deal with the uplifting, yet also often isolating, effects of matters of the heart.
Total Running Time: 89 min.
CEREAL MONOGAMY (2007, 13 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Anton Delfino
One man's devotion to his cereal is broken when he surrenders to sweet temptation. But how long will his newfound bliss last?
MOUSE, A LOVE STORY (2007, 12 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Michael Kim
A potential romance between individuals at a bar is interrupted by mistaken trips to the bathroom, in this silly, charming and literally potty-humored film.
MY OWN PRIVATE BELLY DANCER (2006, 8 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Mark Stern
An inexplicably persistent and unwanted belly dancing vixen shakes up a shy scientist's once-monotonous routine.
TRUE LOVE IS JUST FILMI (2003, 15 min, Color, Video, India/Germany)
Directed by Bernd Luetzeler
At once a satire and celebration of traditional Bollywood fare, this "filmi" love story reenactment presents all there is to love and laugh about romantic melodrama.
SEMI-SWEET (2007, 8 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Zhibo Lai
When a young man has little luck reaching out to the object of his infatuation, he turns to advice from someone with more experience.
DISTANT VOICE (2006, 8 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Huan-Chu Wang
A young woman wrestles with loneliness following a long-distance breakup in this moving, kaleidoscopic musical montage.
LAWRENCE (2006, 12 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Gregory Mitnick
A lonely noodle factory worker obsessively speaks to a girl he likes through a tape recorder.
MEI (2006, 13 min, Color, 35mm, USA/Taiwan, Mandarin/Taiwanese w/E.S.)
Directed by Arvin Chen
Mei's fantasies of moving to America are tempered by concerns of leaving her father behind in the Taipei market where they both work and a co-worker's developing feelings for her.
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