Teenage Waterpolo (Shorts Program)
Run Time: 101 min.
It feels familiar. In a good way. Like curling up on the couch under your favorite blanket with your favorite bong. It hits the sweet spots, and all the surreal ones.
These 12 shorts dive straight into the deep end of self-aware nostalgia, life-altering automobiles, and the familial ties that bind (and gag) us. So get in the pool and get wet. If existential dread is the water, then childlike whimsy is the chlorine. No peeing.
– Melinda Green
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Tara Price, USA, 6 min.
She’s the cutest little capo you’ll ever meet! RSVP for tea, macaroons, and bloodthirsty revenge.
Tamir Rawlings & Bradley Wilkinson, USA, 5 min.
4 x 4 ways for a father to abandon his son.
They Used To Call Me Crazy
Jim McDonough, USA, 5 min.
Before Dad died, he finally told us about those formative years borrowing the Cadillacs of Catholics during mass.
Sarah Gold, USA, 14 min.
The touching bildungsroman of a very special sock puppet.
Izzy Lee, USA, 9 min.
Ground beef is the best imaginary friend a kid could ever have.
Johnny The Dime
Joseph Blake Menzel, USA, 7 min.
If he catches you creeping around his sister’s window, Johnny is gonna mess you up.
The Blood of the Dinosaurs
Joseph Badon, USA, 18 min.
What sort of nonrenewable resource hell have our basic cable-addled brains wrought?
Take Him Down
Joe Raasch, Canada, 2 min.
Respawn! It’s for suckers.
Shitty Shitty Bang Bang
Kevin James, Neil Cicierega, Ryan Murphy, USA, 6 min.
Best friends and a flying car. What could possibly go wrong?
A Puff Before Dying
Michael Reich and Mike Pinkney, USA, 10 min.
What is the only thing more dangerous than reefer? Peer Pressure.
Alex Rouleau, USA, 5 min.
The thrilling, previously-unknown next chapter in the story of everyone’s favorite mind control video game of lore yore.
Toshie The Nihilist
Matthew Chozick, Japan, USA, 15 min.
Leave the crypto and your boyfriend behind — we’re swimming to Hawaii!