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Tenth Nihilist Film Festival


Contact: Elisha Shapiro Nihilist01@aol.com

Tenth Nihilist Film Festival

Friday, December 19, 2008, 8:00 P.M
RSVP 310.264.4678
Admission $5

Track 16 Nights and the Nihilist Cultural Foundation present the 10th Annual Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be presented at Track 16 Gallery at 8:00 PM, on Friday, December 19th.  The festival includes ninety minutes of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy).

Festival Director Elisha Shapiro commented, “The tenth year…can you believe it?  I’m surprised this festival hasn’t triggered the wrath of god.  Guess it just goes to show you…anyway, it’s still a lot of fun, and I’ve got to take my hat off to the twisted filmmakers out there who keep going where mainstream culture fears to tread.”

As a special feature, all those who bring their own televisions and arrive fifteen minutes early will be able to include their appliances in the traditional ritual Blessing of the Televisions.

Nihilist Film Festival director Elisha Shapiro is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist.  He is known for presenting the 1984 Nihilist Olympics and the 1999 Nihilism Expo.  He was also the Nihilist Party candidate for Governor in 2006, for President in 1988, and for LA county sheriff in 1992.  Shapiro currently hosts and produces a monthly cable television show, Nihilists’ Corner, in Los Angeles and on the World Wide Web.

More information is available at the Nihilists Corner website:  www.nihilists.net and archive.track16.com.