Rawstock V

Drinks will be served (cash bar) and music played (the Fred Roth Revue) between the two blocks of short films being billed as Rawstock V. Have we seen all 25 titles? Of course not. But we’re dying to see the sixth installment of Mitch Magee’s very droll Mr. Glasses short comedy series, in which he plays a Philip Johnson-like superarchitect. (He just wants to bring rigorous design principles to us little people, okay?) Among five flicks previewed, Humpday director Lynn Shelton stars in a bittersweet Gen X ensemble piece, Moving, directed by Megan Griffiths for SIFF’s Fly Films program last year. Better are two undead-centric shorts: the Danish Zombie Western (it’s Sergio Leone enacted by puppets; yes, puppets); and the Australian I Love Sarah Jane, in which suburban kids cope with the massacre of their parents. This one—surely the seed film for a feature—is more like Steven Spielberg meets 28 Days Later, only teen hormones prove more powerful than the zombie virus. (Doors open for cocktails a half-hour before the 8:45 p.m. screening.) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., March 6, 8:15 p.m., 2009

 
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