Smodcastle Film Festival 2023 - Block 15
The 44th Chamber of Shaolin - A mischievous, prank loving kung fu master creates fake training for a gullible teenager who believes in fantastical myths about martial arts.
The 44th Chamber of Shaolin is a screwball martial arts comedy inspired by the Hong Kong martial arts genre, the films of Stephen Chow, shounen anime, and MTV’s Jackass.
Ruth - Ruth, an elderly lady with dementia, becomes lost within her own home. As she tries to find answers she ends up losing herself further, confusing reality with memories from her past. Shot in a single 12 minute take, the film puts the audience in Ruth's shoes, making them feel first hand the daily confusion brought on by someone suffering from dementia.
Olivia! - When bride Olivia's wedding day begins to spin out, she wonders if her relationship can weather the storm.
I Mustache You - I Mustache You is a whimsical magical realistic comedy, inspired by Buster Keaton, Looney Tunes, and NYC about Abby, a woman with social anxiety, OCD and agoraphobic tendencies who receives an invitation to love, self acceptance, and the outside world.
[subtext] - Two people on a first date mask and ignore their insecurities until an event forces them to say what they're really thinking.
Party Foul - The morning after a party, three college roommates wake to discover a truly horrible situation with major consequences.
RUN TIME: 120 min