MY BEAUTIFUL ME
The AFI Fest is proud to spotlight Filmmakers Alliance, the
cutting-edge Los Angeles filmmaking collective, by screening its
latest collection of short films under the title of "Love and
Death" -four darkly comic takes on love, crime, relationships,
birth, death and socks. The four films will be preceeded by a PSA
on domestic abuse that was produced as part of FA's PSA
program and played in theaters across the country.
The five year old collective is Los Angeles' most radically
innovative arts organization, created by and for filmmakers and
using a unique system of mutual support to provide education
and opportunity to the community's emerging filmmakers. The
program showcases the high quality of work coming out of FA,
and displays the member-filmmakers' diverse aesthetic
approaches to a common theme.
HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT (35mm B/W 1 min) Public
service announcement on domestic abuse co-sponsored by The
United Way and Cedars Sinai.
LOVE WITHOUT SOCKS (35mm Color 14 min) A loving couple,
partners in crime, faces an unexpected challenge to their
relationship in the middle of a job, when they confront the hard
fact that sometimes relationships are just about socks.
MY BEAUTIFUL ME (16mm Color 18 min) Highly-empowered,
overly-nurturing, entirely sensitive to each others issues and
missing an ovary, Joseph and Judy discover the dark side of their
inner child when they decide to ask Judy's racist stepfather
Frank for money to artificially inseminate.
SHIVA'S TEARDROP (16mm Color 11 min) Murderous thoughts
and unresolved relationship issues incongruously play out
between two women and a jewel thief in the aftermath of a
MITZI AND JOE (35mm Color 25 min) With the mob leaning
heavily on Joe to pay his debts, he devises his best scam yet,
bilking an apparently soon to die octogenarian, Mitzi, out of her
expensive home. For Joe, time is running out. For Mitzi, time is