Shorts: One WTFs, the Other Doesn’t…

Hilarious, perplexing, and boldly transgressive in equal measure, MdFFs signature WTF Shorts offer a uniquely invigorating ride that won't easily be forgotten.

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Shorts: One WTFs, the Other Doesn’t…

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2019, 76 minutes, Digital, NR

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Program Notes

Hilarious, perplexing, and boldly transgressive in equal measure, MdFFs signature WTF Shorts offer a uniquely invigorating ride that won’t easily be forgotten. As is our tradition, the block adapts its name from a cinematic landmark which celebrates the equally singular and frequently unclassifiable films within.

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Black Dog
Joshua Tuthill, 2018, USA, 15 minutes
A dark family drama set during the space race of the 1960's, utilizing stop-motion animation and archival footage to elucidate a time of heated social and political tension.
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Deep Tissue
Meredith Alloway, 2019, USA, 9 minutes
A girl orders a special massage.
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Docking
Trevor Anderson, 2019, Canada, 5 minutes, 35mm
Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.
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Five Secrets to Mom
Charles Dillon Ward, 2019, USA, 1:58 minutes
Inspired by a teenager's online confession on Quora, Five Secrets to Mom is a surreal and darkly comedic short that uses the filmmaker’s actual family photos, Microsoft Paint 95, and an automated voice to tell a story about the comfort and vulnerability in anonymity.
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The French Toast Man
Alix Tobey Southwick and Skizz Cyzyk, 2018, USA, 2:52 minutes
Rev. Fred Lane's classic children's tale, about a man who delivers French toast to neighborhood children, is brought to life as an animated musical storybook.
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Help
Lola B. Pierson & Cricket Arrison, 2018, USA, 3 minutes
A woman asks for helps.
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It's the Knees!
Grace Sloan, 2018, USA, 7 minutes, VHS
It’s not the singularity that brings forth the robotic annihilation of the human race, It’s the Knees! (A Found Footage Sci-Fi VHS Glitch Tape)
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Lukewarm Liquids
Paul K. Oh, 2019, USA, 4:02 minutes, World Premiere
A young couple experiences tensions surrounding a back scratch. The unreciprocated commitment between the two will lead to a gory end.
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The Procedure Part 2
Calvin Lee Reeder, 2019, Canada, 3:00 minutes
A man is forced to endure another strange experiment.
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Technology Lake: Meditations on Death and Sex
Brandon Daley, 2019, USA, 8:09 minutes
A man and his dog navigate the perils of modern technology.
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Toilet Tale
James Hollenbaugh, 2018, USA, 6 minutes, Super 8mm
A traumatic experience in 1964 causes a family to experience a lifetime of bathroom related predicaments.
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Wakey Wakey
Mary Dauterman, 2018, USA, 4 minutes
Blood n' guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and her lazy (but weirdly menacing?) boyfriend add up to a really rough night of sleep for Alex. Which results in disaster. And... more blood.
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Who's a Good Boy
Alex Phillips, 2018, USA, 11:00 minutes, U.S. Premiere
A creepy park urinator is kidnapped by his victims and becomes their pet dog.

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