Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you.
This year’s festival is bigger than ever. On Thursday October 15, Over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter.
TREX is an intimate comingofage story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time ever, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold from the U.S. is Claressa “TRex” Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor. From the hard knock streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. Claressa does have one stable force in her life. Coach Jason Crutchfield has trained her since she was a scrawny 11 year old hanging out at his gym. Jason always wanted a champion, he just never thought it’d be a girl. Her relationships with her coach and her family grow tense as she gets closer to her dream. But Claressa is fierce and determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning a gold medal could be her only chance.
WORLD OF TOMORROW (short film)
Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.
USA. 17minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
SUBMARINE SANDWICH (short film)
Directed by PES.
USA. 2minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
PES is best known as the creator of FRESH GUACAMOLE, the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. He is considered one of the masters of stop-motion. For his films he has made chairs have sex, turned bubble wrap into boiling water, and turned rusty tools into deep sea creatures. He is currently developing Garbage Pail Kids for the screen.
Directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari.
USA. 91minutes. 2k Digital Projection.