Movieside Film Festival

Launched in 2001 as a monthly program of shorts and live music at the Fireside Bowl, the Movieside series has since developed into a less frequent but more elaborate affair with celebrity guests. This sixth anniversary edition features an appearance by music-video pioneer Chuck Statler, who will introduce 16-millimeter prints of films he made with Devo, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Madness, Pere Ubu, Moldy Peaches, and the Time. The other program, curated by Movieside founder Rusty Nails, is an uneven but interesting hodgepodge of animated, documentary, political, and experimental shorts. Among the gems are Alex Weil's One Rat Short, about a rat escaping from a futuristic laboratory; Jason Sandri's Cranium Theater, whose hero is a farmer with a brain for a head; Arthur Jones's Everybody at the Beach, a wired 2-D music video; and Aaron Augenblick's Golden Age, a series of mockumentaries on invented cartoon characters from the golden age of television.

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