March 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Brattle Theatre

Humor is subjective. Something is always funny when it’s not happening to you. With that in mind, enjoy two full hours of some of the best and funniest short films sent our way in the past year. We hope you agree. Of course, we never know. We think The Shining is a comedy. With humor ranging from the cringey, to the goofy, to the fantastic, to the WTF-did-I-just-watch, there’s something here to get a chuckle even out of the most somber motherfuckers among you. This program is not intended for children, obviously.

– Kevin Monahan

Playing With:

BFF Girls

Brian Lonano, USA, 13 min.

Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.

The Break Up

Tim Butcher, UK, 6 min.

Rich doesn’t want to be friends with Lou anymore. Lou doesn’t take it well.

Bride of Frankie

Devi Snively, USA, 18 min.

A not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

End Times

Bobby Miller, USA, 9 min.

A man finds a dying squirrel in a park. Hilarity ensues.

Flow

Shelagh Rowan-Legg, UK, 5 min.

When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy.

Freelancer

Francisco Lacerda, Portugal, 15 min.

What appears to be just another simple wedding ceremony to shoot, turns out to be a living nightmare for a freelance camera operator.

Gene Lover

Tianying Jiang, USA, 5 min.

When the state assigns indecisive Peter a rabbit as his gene-mate, what seems to be a mistake could possibly be life’s greatest gift.

I Remember My First Beer, Man

Brian Petillo, USA, 7 min.

A young man, at the drunken advice of a potential love interest begins to drink… and drink… and drink.

Mailman

Eric Levy, USA, 6 min.

A suicidal citizen refuses the aid of a nosy mailman. But the mailman doesn’t want to help him – he wants to help him do it.

Mother Fucker

Nicholas Santos, USA, 6 min.

Some people will do anything for their dog’s ransom money.

Robo Greaser

Dakota Arsenault, Canada, 9 min.

On the closing day of his beloved roller-rink, Robo Greaser does his best to skate through his final shift.

Third Wheel

Daniel Delpurgatorio, USA, 4 min.

Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

Tiny Clones

Jim McDonough, USA, 5 min.

Twin brothers have a heart to heart about life, the universe, and the ethics of making tiny clones of yourself.

Year of the Snake

Kevin James, Ryan Murphy & Neil Cicierega, USA, 7 min.

Some snakes aren’t meant to be kept as pets.