MeFi Film Fest? September 17, 2003 7:39 AM   Subscribe

If one were to put together a Metafilter film festival, including undistributed short films that have been linked on the blue, which films would make the cut? Off the top of my head I can think of both A Shoggoth on the Roof and 80s Ending. Any others?
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:39 AM (32 comments total)

Does that Stripper playing the Piano from MadamJJ count? How about my smurfs gone wild thing? Bears on trampolines?
posted by Stan Chin at 7:42 AM on September 17, 2003

Red vs Blue.
posted by m@ at 7:43 AM on September 17, 2003

Gosh, there's this one with some fat kid doing something funny, but I can't remember where I saw it. Was it ever linked here?
posted by soyjoy at 8:22 AM on September 17, 2003

I think you want the Leonard Nimoy retrospective down the hall.
posted by PrinceValium at 8:32 AM on September 17, 2003

That funny one, you know, where they changed the thing so it looked like something else.
posted by signal at 8:56 AM on September 17, 2003

Miguel? Is that you?
posted by eyeballkid at 9:11 AM on September 17, 2003

do i look like a portugese man in a smoking jacket? :)

seriously, though: i run a local film night in boston, and i thought it would be cool to put together a "metafilter film night" since a shoggoth on the roof is in my repertoire already (with 80s ending to follow). since mefites have good taste in film (christ, bud cort is like family here), this seemed like a fun way to meet the neighbors and expose some new films. no attempts at emulating controversial posters or anything, at least not here.
posted by pxe2000 at 10:51 AM on September 17, 2003

Man, I must not read my own site enough, I just watched 80s movie ending and shoggoth on the roof for the first time.

Let me see, aside from the obvious super memes (like star wars kid, etc), I'd say I enjoyed music videos that showed up here in the past: Monkey vs. Robot (the version with the dudes in costumes fighting), Tunak Tun by Dalier Mendi (I'm guessing on the spelling -- it was the Indian superstar singer's freaky video), and all of videos at (the gold chains and dj format stuff are my favorites.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:18 AM on September 17, 2003

Perhaps the cool Japanese Matrix-style ping-pong game, too...
or was that on another site?
posted by me3dia at 11:40 AM on September 17, 2003

Raw Meat?
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:45 AM on September 17, 2003

me3dia: It was on Boing Boing I think.
posted by adrianhon at 12:24 PM on September 17, 2003

Karma Ghost, definitely (and was that weird kikkoman thing ever posted here? i couldn't find it on the search)
posted by amberglow at 1:02 PM on September 17, 2003

I vote for kikkoman.

It makes me laugh everytime I think about it.
posted by Stynxno at 1:23 PM on September 17, 2003

I come from the planet of soy!
posted by PrinceValium at 1:44 PM on September 17, 2003

Don Hertzfeldt's Rejected shorts.
posted by modofo at 1:50 PM on September 17, 2003

did that guy ever finish Rustboy? that would be a great one.
posted by amberglow at 2:09 PM on September 17, 2003

are you talking only of films linked on mefi or just films we like? if the latter, i recommend Flyerman (sorta self link, i made the tiny web site), Funny Games, shorts by Chel White (particularly "Dirt," based on a story by Joe Frank, and "Choreography for a Photo Copier"), "CU" and "TV" by Allan Heifetz, the bizarre pixelcam shorts of Matt Sesow, any of Ann Marie Fleming's animated shorts or her live action "You Take Care Now" and "New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly 5 minutes", David Wells' "Fairgrounds" (available from Facets in Chicago and Rick's Video in PA), Merhige's Begotten, Lodge Kerrigan's Clean Shaven, Rick Schmidt's Showboat 1988 - The Remake... i'll shut up now. if these kinds of lists is what you were looking for, email me and i'll send you some more suggestions.
posted by dobbs at 2:29 PM on September 17, 2003

i was looking for short, independently produced and undistributed films that were linked on the blue, dobbs. but thanks for the list. alarmingly enough i know most of the names you lobbed at me -- anne marie fleming had dinner with a friend of mine last night...
posted by pxe2000 at 2:51 PM on September 17, 2003

farm sluts.
posted by quonsar at 3:10 PM on September 17, 2003

oh, that's what i thought at first. but your bud cort reference thru me and made me think just plain ole shorts. good luck with your screening(s).
posted by dobbs at 3:11 PM on September 17, 2003

posted by homunculus at 5:13 PM on September 17, 2003

Testicle Theater
posted by G_Ask at 6:34 PM on September 17, 2003

That movie with the jock, the rebel, the brain, the prom queen and the freak.
posted by holloway at 6:49 PM on September 17, 2003

The Parlor.
That Junior/Senior pixelated video.

I can't find it, but I'm almost sure I found out about Brian Springer's movie "Spin" through MeFi. It 's part of Stay Free!'s Illegal Art Exhibit.
posted by Melinika at 8:11 PM on September 17, 2003

posted by dobbs at 8:44 PM on September 17, 2003

The demo intro to that documentary about weblogs.
posted by crunchburger at 9:12 PM on September 17, 2003

Metafilter: Man, I must not read my own site enough.
posted by wendell at 1:34 AM on September 18, 2003

Behind The Typeface: Cooper Black - fabulous. And it's been posted here 3 times.
posted by iconomy at 5:32 AM on September 18, 2003

How about All Your Base Belong To Us?
posted by Lynsey at 11:10 AM on September 18, 2003

The Gooberstory.
posted by homunculus at 12:53 PM on September 19, 2003

and Nim's Winter Tale, too.
posted by amberglow at 3:27 PM on September 19, 2003

Strindberg and Helium, which was this post (which is currently giving me an error, but may be working again soon).

It says on the website that it's currently in the Sundance Online Film Festival.
posted by Melinika at 4:09 PM on October 4, 2003

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