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2007 Hi/Lo Film Festival: Official Lineup

San Francisco’s multi-day short film festival, Hi/Lo Film Festival is on this year on April 12-15. Between this and the SF Underground, Frisco is a real hotbed of short film activity. On April 12-14, Hi/Lo will screen at the Brava Theater Center at 2781 24th St.; then on the 15th, it will screen at the Parkway Theater at 1834 Park Blvd. in Oakland. This year’s event showcase 3 full programs of new work, as well as a program of shorts from Hi/Lo’s past. Here’s the lineup:

April 12:
7:15 p.m.: Shorts Program #1
Slomo – 4 tenors, dir. Ryan Junell
Children Are A Gift, dir. Terri Timely
Help Is Coming, dir. Ben Mor & Kareem Johnson
Arnold Heart Hummer, dir. Laura Dean
Little Strong, dirs. Kuo-Ting Kao & Tsai-Pin Wang
I Am Hearing the Last Bird, dir. Ryan Tebo
The Trainee, dir. Craig Rosenthal
AMAR, dis. Franc Planas & Esteban Crespo
2, dir. Kim Anderson
Slomo – Snails on Theramin, dir. Matmos
Pump, dir. Sinisa Kukic
Me Room Matey, dir. Katelin Saufley
Absolute Zero, dir. Alan Woodruff

April 13:
7:15 p.m.: Shorts Program #2
Slomo – Calling Occupants, dir. Michelle Dean
A Trip To Prague, dir. Neil Ira Needleman
That Old Pair Of Jeans, dir. Andrea Giacomini
MacDeath, dir. Erik Dillinger & Thadeus Parkinson
A Pomegranate Escaped, dir. William H. Frey III
MIRAGE, dir. Youngwoong Jang
Sub Sectio, dir. Wim Jongedijk
Run, dir. Nathan Brunskill & Anna Salim
Ignorance Is Bliss, dir. Sean Christianson, Miriam Wilson & Greg Wild-Smith
SELL THIS BIKE!, dir. Brendon Lloyd
Papeterie, dir. Simon Beaupre
Slomo – Vasa Milagro, dir. James Matlosz
Pilgrimage, dir. Tadashi Nakamura & Karen Ishizuka
Recalling Trinity, dir. Tim Guthrie
Slomo – Your Turn, dir. Brian Perkins
Shank, dir. Jenessa Joffe & Erikka Yancy

9 p.m.: Shorts Program #3
Tales of Mere Existence – Ready, dir. Lev Yilmaz
Mates of State: Fraud in the 80s, dir. Arno Salters & Daniel Cavey
Sideshow, dir. Lisa LaBracio
The Curling Stones, dir. Pascal Franchot & Jason Young
Dear Bill Gates, dir. Sarah J. Christman
Man From Below – Episode 1, dir. Charile Tweed & Siobhan Wootton
Prioritaire, dir. Leah Dieterich
Pretty Things “I Want To Know,” dir. Michael Lucid & Amanda Barrett
Potty Talk, dir. Rick Curnutt
looking for a roommate, dir. David Santamaria
Still Life With Flowers, dir. Leo Bridle
Love in Familiar Places, dir. Jason Labatt
Mean, dir. Sebastian Ischer & Marina Parker

April 14:
5 p.m.: Shorts Program #1 (repeat)
7:15 p.m.: Shorts Program #2 (repeat)
9:15 p.m.: Retrospective Program, 1997-2007
Space Chocolate
, dir. Brian Perkins & Paul Charney
Metal, dir. Emma Dewing
Stir, dir. Marc Lepson
dear xxx, dir. Daniel Cavey
Election Collectibles, dir. Bryan Boyce
Lesson One, dir. Courtney Booker & Greg Rozum
Three Legged, dir. Paul Harrison & John Wood
Scooter 8th, dir. Robert Watts
Smackers, dir. Tara Miele
Crack Baby, dir. Keith Wilson
Fast Forward I, dir. Alec Joler
Making Love (Out of Nothing At All), dir. Michelle Dean
Pop Song 1, dir. Meesoo Lee
Banana Muffin, dir. Reuben Maness
Inside the Insider, dir. Philippe Vendrolini
Pay Roll, dir. Noah Klersfeld
SPRINGTIME FOR EVA, dir. Russ Forster
Financial Advice, dir. Fritz Donnelly
Papillon D’Amour, dir. Nicolas Provost
Spam-ku: I won a haiku contest about spam, dir. Steven Tsuchida
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot, dir. David Chai
Lift off, dir. Terri Timely
Pretty Things – “Straight for a minute,” dir. Michael Lucid

April 15:
2 p.m.: Shorts Program #3 (repeat)
5 p.m.: Retrospective Program, 1997-2007 (repeat)

As a bonus, here is this year’s festival trailer, which is pretty funny and extremely well produced. Watch:

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