Short Film Block 3
Main short film block screenings will take place at the RISD Metcalf auditorium in the Chace Center at 20 N. Main St., with auxiliary showings at the smaller AS220 Black Box theater downtown.
Based on H. P. Lovecraft's weird tale of the same name, "The Outsider" is the story of how a desperate loner, who has grown up with a butterfly and the Bible for company, one day seizes his chance and makes good his escape, only to face his worst fears head-on at an all-nighter in the company of strangers.
The Obliteration of the Chickens
The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid. Narrated by author Bracken MacLeod, this Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence.
On Halloween 1979, a small Midwest town is turned upside down after a transient evil takes up residence in Lane 9 of the local bowling alley.
Christmas is coming. If that's not stressful enough, Lily (Brea Grant) has to contend with a clueless partner (Adam Egypt Mortimer) and an unexpected, inter-dimensional holiday guest who just wants two things --- blood and cuddles.
Richard has an unusual fantasy: he gets sexually aroused by the idea of being devoured by an animal. In a contact ad he gets to know Max and with that encounter the chance of making his fantasy real. But does he dare?