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2015 Kickstarter Film Festival Coming to Houston in October

by Michael Scrutchin Posted: 08-25-15 | 2 years ago
World of Tomorrow
Photo Credit: Don Hertzfeldt Still from Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow

For the first time ever, the annual Kickstarter Film Festival won’t just be coming to New York and L.A. On October 15, it’s coming to 32 theaters in the U.S., including our own Edwards Houston Marq*E. So if you’re down for an evening filled with interesting indie films funded by Internet movie geeks, grab your tickets now—er, wait, it’s actually free. Yep, 100% free. But you still have to RSVP ahead of time.

Here’s the 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival lineup.

Screening at 7 p.m.

  • What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire comedy from the creators of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
  • Afronauts, in which a group of Zambian exiles try to beat America to the moon in 1969. Based on a true story. Directed by Frances Bodomo.

Screening at 9:20 p.m.

  • T-Rex, another true story—this one a coming-of-age tale about 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who became one of the first women to box in the Olympics. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper.
  • Submarine Sandwich, a stop-motion short film about… a sandwich. No, really. But it’s crazy and weird and awesome. Directed by PES, who helmed the Oscar-nominated short Fresh Guacamole. Again—no, really, I’m not making this stuff up.
  • World of Tomorrow, a futuristic animated short about a little girl named Emily. Film critic David Ehrlich called it “probably the best short film” he’s ever seen. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt, who created the most wonderful and bizarre Simpsons couch gag ever—which you should not watch if you’ve just consumed large amounts of cannabis. Or maybe you should.

If you want to see some pretty rad films made outside of the Hollywood studio system, free of corporate considerations and superheroes, completely independent, just visit to RSVP to your local theater before the film festival starts on October 15. Again, it’s free. How cool is that?

Watch the trailer below.

Michael Scrutchin

Former film critic and editor of the now-defunct Flipside Movie Emporium. Writer of sorts. Houston native. Also: dancer, poet, fiddler.

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