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Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase

This monthly screening series showcases the best new underground, surreal, crazy, experimental, obscene, absurd, rule-breaking and outlaw films from around the world. Mondo screens the brand-new films that have trouble fitting into any one genre, that have trouble finding a home in mainstream film festivals and that leave audiences' minds blown. It's the 21st century and the definitions of "art" and "cinema" no longer have to be inaccessible or pretentious - Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase makes a statement that art has no rules, film is art, and anyone with talent is deserving of being celebrated even if they fail to conform to the rules of mainstream cinema.

Films include:

“Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle” (USA, 7 min. Dir. Laura Moss) Found footage of Allen Anders’ famed 1987 performance at New York City’s Comedy Castle offers a revealing window into the troubled comedian’s psyche. This existential time loop nightmare premiered at South by Southwest 2018.

“I Can't Be Your Superman” (USA, 4 min. Dir. Maegan Houang) Vietnamese gangsters, bleach, and ammonia don’t mix well.

“Call of Cuteness” (Germany, 4 min. Dir. Brenda Lien) An exquisitely expressionist animated short that begins as a cute ode to cats on the Internet becomes a terrifying allegory about the fear of pain being stronger than the longing for freedom. This disturbing barrage of images won Best Short at the Aspen Shortfest.

“Le Chat Est Mort” (USA, 11 min. Dir. Lynne Moses) To what extreme would the death of your beloved pussy drive you?

“Tiny Clones” (USA, 5 min. Dir. Jim McDonough) Twin brothers have a heart to heart about life, the universe and the ethics of making tiny clones of yourself.

“Banned ’90s Commercial” (USA, 2 min. Dir. Dez Dolly) Liquid Slam's ad campaign for their "Big Game" line of snacks and sugary beverages was pulled almost immediately. This director’s cut of the infamous 1990s commercial is shown on the big screen.

“Hard Way” (Germany, 33 min. Dir. Daniel Vogelmann) There’s no love left in this world. No honesty, no justice. People who do good, who follow their hearts, get punished, while others with no heart at all get away with anything. And that’s because of people like you.

“BFF Girls” (USA, 13 min. Dir. Brian Lonano) Three beautiful Japanese superheroes fight the evil Fabuloso Doom to prevent him from drinking your period blood.

“Great Choice” (USA, 7 min. Dir. Robin Comisar) A woman becomes stuck in a Red Lobster commercial. “Great Choice” is everyone’s favorite movie ever.

90 minutes | Screening format: digital
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Fri, Aug 17, 2018 • 7:30pm