Session 4               
Thursday June 8, 2006    7:00PM TO 9:00PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
Love Thy Neighbor              (15 min)

Love Thy Neighbor is a fun-packed short with a lot of energy and
charm that takes us through Hollywood as seen through the eyes of
two very desperate, tough chicks.  Their friendship gets destroyed by
a Hollywood executive and their own desperation for fame and
fortune, but it is eventually patched by the lesson they learn through
their struggles.  Starring Melanie Brown--aka Scary Spice, and Tina

Melanie Brown  (Spice Girls aka Scary Spice)
Alex Dimitriades  (Head On)
Christine Crokos  

Christine Crokos.


A Brief Case                    (6 min)

Owen Sheldrake arrives to work as usual when he finds something in
his briefcase that SHOULD NOT be there. Work is piling up, as is the
curiosity of an annoying coworker. Will he make it out in time?

Dan Samiljan  (Actor, Writer)

DIRECTOR: Evan Beamer
(USA) Digital video


The Adventure of Earthboy & Stargirl   
(8 min)

Earthboy is cooler than the ice cream he scoops for a living, until he
finds himself stuck at work on the hottest night of the year. While the
entire town is out to witness the biggest meteor shower ever, Earthboy
is struck by the shooting star of his dreams: Stargirl! The mysterious
character keeps him company, but threatens to ruin his business
during their brief romance. The Adventure of Earthboy and Stargirl is
the first film by writer/director Philip Hodges. The short features a
talented cast of newcomers, a beautiful soundtrack by Architecture in
Helsinki, and original animation by Philip. Enjoy the film!

Todd Bartels  (Earthboy)
Olga Fedorishcheva  (Stargirl)
Olivia Magowan  (Lover #1)
Zander Gardiner  (Lover #2)

DIRECTOR & WRITER: Philip Hodges
PRODUCER: Patrick Swieskowski


Dirt Nap                        (90 min)

Although life hasn’t turned out the way they once dreamed, life-long
buddies Mark, McGriff and Jason are managing to stay above water in
their small Pennsylvania hometown. Mark, whose fleeting college
football glory has morphed into a dangerous obsession with gambling,
is becoming more and more estranged from his wife Sherry and son
Hayden. McGriff has never let go of his rock-n-roll aspirations, but
somehow he’s not the man he used to be. He’s complacent, though,
because of his lovely wife Kate. And then there’s Jason, who’s still
living with his parents and letting them dictate his life. The guys are in
for a few surprises. A shady collector forces his way into Mark’s home
to settle a debt, scaring Sherry into leaving with Hayden. As if that’s
not enough, Mark’s father passes away, leaving him with the
unresolved tension in their relationship. Meanwhile, McGriff comes
home from work early and finds his wife in a compromising position
with another man, who ironically is a big fan of McGriff’s. What to do
when life deals you hard knocks? Jason has the solution: With the
College Football Championship Bowl tickets he won in an employee
drawing at Office Max, the three friends set out on a road trip from
Pennsylvania to the Sunshine State. Things don’t go as smoothly as
planned, though. McGriff is driving everyone crazy with the guitar he
insisted on bringing, Jason lets the map fly out the window, and Mark
overhears an once-in-a-lifetime betting tip that he can’t act on.
Somewhere between setting Vanna White’s ancestral home on fire to
almost getting eaten by gators to receiving pseudo-prophetic advice
from a one-arm carnie, tensions rise between the three friends and
the shortcomings of each become apparent. They ultimately find
themselves on the edge of a bridge with a pact to jump off together.
Just the beer talking? Perhaps. Mark’s near-fall brings them back to
reality and sets them on a new line of thought. If they just faked their
own deaths it would give them all a chance to start anew. That
decided, they push Mark’s prized vintage car into an alligator infested
swamp. But starting a new life is not as easy as it seems. They still
have the same problems, the same heartaches, the same failed
dreams. Disgruntled and bitter, their true feelings rush out, and the
trio angrily disbands. On their own they begin to discover what is
really important. For Mark, it’s his family, and being the kind of father
his father was. For McGriff, it’s finally taking a stand and reclaiming
the confidence he once had. For Jason, it’s a girl named Janice who
can throw a mean game of darts and who loves him for who he
already is. And of course, for all three, it’s each other. Dirt Nap is a
comedy that is both hilarious and heartwarming. It takes us on a
journey of lost dreams and unappreciated treasures and reminds us
that in this crazy, uncertain world, the one thing we can count on is
our friends.

WRITER: Brian Currie & D.B. Sweeney
(USA) Super 16mm

D B Sweeney
John C McGinley
ED Harris
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