LA Shorts Fest


Special Guest Richard Dreyfuss (American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Goodbye Girl)
Caserta Palace Dream 

Romance / Italy / 20 min. 

In the 18th century, architect Luigi Vanvitelli falls in love with his muse, Maria, the future Queen of Spain and wife of the King of Naples and Sicily. Their love ultimately extends the bonds of their own human existence, into the immeasurable beauty of the Royal Caserta Palace. 

Director: James McTeigue 
Producer: Gabriele Oricchio, Caroline Goodall 
Writer: James McTeigue, bruce Gooch 
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Kasia Smutniak, Valerio
One Armed Man 

Drama / USA / 28 min. 

In Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote's chilling drama, One Armed Man, a wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin's machinery. 

Director: Tim Guinee 
Producer: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bruno Michels 
Writer: Horton Foote 
Cast: Charles Haid, Terry Kinney, John
Satellite Beach 

Drama / USA / 26 min. 

Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers, a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement. 

Director: Luke Wilson, Andrew Wilson 
Producer: Steve Eckelman, Christopher Mallcik
Writer: Luke Wilson
Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness | Blank on Blank 

Documentary / USA / 6 min. 

Conversation with Simon Critchley recorded live at the Rubin Museum of Art. Animator: Patrick Smith 
Producer: David Gerlach

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