LA Shorts Fest

FRIDAY - JULY 27 - 1:00 PM

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The Velvet Underground Played at My High School

Documentary / USA / 8 min.

his animated documentary is the story of the Velvet

Underground's disastrous first public performance.

While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet

Underground performed three songs: 'There She Goes',

'Venus in Furs', and 'Heroin'. The Summit High School

audience responded with, as a band member recalled in

1983, a 'murmur of surprise that greeted the

appearance' that 'increased to a roar of disbelief as the

band started to pl

Director: Anthony Jannelli, Robert Pietri
Producer: Anthony Jannelli, Robert Pietri
Writer: Marina Donahue
Cast: , ,
Echoes of You

Drama / USA / 18 min.

An aspiring classical pianist finds his greatest fulfillment in an unlikely


Director: Henry Quilici
Producer: John Lapin
Writer: Henry Quilici
Cast: Laurence Fuller, Zakary Risinger

Drama / USA / 16 min.

After forty years' devotion to music, the conductor of a world-

renowned orchestra, struggles to decide whether to start his farewell


Director: Weijie (Jay) Sun , Yun Xie
Producer: Yunong Li, Jue Wang
Writer: Aaron Yu, Weijie (Jay) Sun
Cast: John Henry Richardson, Don Baldaramos
Quiet Denial

Drama / USA / 16 min.

Linda Jackson, an African-American, auditions to study with world-

renowned classical pianist, Dr. Michael Garrison. Her enthusiasm is

dampened when she realizes the passive-aggressive, hostile

environment she has walked into.

Director: Zuri Alexander
Producer: Zuri Alexander
Writer: Zuri Alexander
Cast: Rod Menzies, Zuri Alexander

Drama / USA / 12 min.

In the aftermath of his parents' separation, teenage saxophonist Jeffrey Lee must adjust to a new life with his troubled father, Alex, who has fallen into depression after losing both his marriage and his day job. While Alex finds consolation in having his son around, Jeffrey's musical aspirations are a painful reminder of his ex-wife's lingering influence.

Director: David R. Liu
Producer: Sanford Jenkins, Xin Li
Cast: George Tsai, Max Tepper

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

A down and out concert conductor struggles with his coat jacket on opening night.

Director: Ryan Kohler
Cast: Jackson Kuehn
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