That's The Joke (Funny & Strange)

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  • Alyssa Learns to Drive

    When Sandy and Mitra get into trouble, they come to their friend Alyssa for help. “Alyssa Learns to Drive,” written by and starring Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha, is an ingeniously silly sketch that cycles through a smorgasbord of random accents, absurd phrasings, botched languag...

  • Wet Mouth

    An inventory specialist at a weed shop gets asked to try a newly engineered product before it goes on sale to the public. Duncan Dickerson directs “Wet Mouth,” a stoner comedy (run time: 4:20) sketched in with the essentials, i.e. oddball characters, zany line deliveries, and surreal breakdowns. ...

  • NYC Tips and Tricks

    A small time travel vlogger’s tour of Coney Island is interrupted by an unexpected phone call. Amber Schaefer directs “NYC Tips and Tricks,” a satirical portrait of a man so preoccupied with filming his frivolous-seeming video that he struggles to fulfill basic fatherly responsibilities. With his...

  • Johnny

    A romantic evening between colleagues takes a bizarre twist after the discovery of a secret hobby. “Johnny,” directed by Danny Scharar, is a WTF comedy that begins as a parody of boring date conversations and then becomes something very different. After we learn she considers herself shy (“I’m sh...

  • Artist Retreat

    A woman who's not an artist attends an artist retreat. Allison Johnston directs “Artist Retreat,” a comedic character study and lighthearted satire written by and starring Sara Hennessey. The Maple Farm’s Mindful Women’s Artist Retreat is now in its second year — there are some familiar faces fro...

  • Denver Tourism Tapes

    Local teens of Denver, Colorado lead viewers through a guide to all things Denver, Colorado. Written by and starring the comedy troupe, Phantasmagoria LLC, “Denver Tourism Tapes” is a hilariously far-out grab bag of tropes, parodies, existential comedy, lo-fi psychedelia, kids playtime, and light...

  • Book

    A sad, stoic man trapped in a nightmare existence finds a strange book which seems to offer some relief.
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    Writer, director, editor, music: Anthony Oberbeck. Cast: Nathan Min, Andrew Tisher, Devin Bockrath, Lucy McMichael, Jo Firestone. Cinematographer: Johnny Frohman. Audio mix: Matt Giordano

  • Tito

    PRESENTED BY FACTORY 25 | A desperate man seeks refuge from the predators hunting him by befriending a cheerful intruder. Directed by and starring Grace Glowicki. Co-starring Ben Petrie.

  • Are They Smiling?

    A young woman decides to carry on the family tradition of attending the county fair, this time with her dead parents. Kate Jean Hollowell directs and stars in “Are They Smiling?” a comedy about an unusual grieving process: spending the day alone at a fair carrying the ashes of your dearly departe...

  • Cornholios

    Three devoted Cornholio enthusiasts struggle to make ends meet in New York. Presented as a direct cinema black and white documentary by the Maysles' Brothers, “Cornholios” (actually directed by Jess Lane), is an inspired low-art gag about being obsessed with a character from “Beavis and Butthead”...

  • The Photos of Ana

    An artist is interviewed about her photos in this delightfully dry comedy. “The Photos of Ana” is a subtle jab at the often cliche-ridden manner in which the artist speaks about their work. Directed by Graham Mason. Starring Ana Fabrega and Ike Ufomadu.

  • I Adore Dolores

    Dolores - a manic, overly optimistic divorcée - tries to win back her clown stepdaughter by purchasing the building she lives in under house arrest. Sam Marine and Emily Wilson direct “I Adore Dolores,” an anything-goes Pilot episode of a TV comedy series the world needs. Sitcom parodies are a di...

  • Jebivetar

    A therapy session digs deep as a couple pursue the impossible. Kathleen Winter directs “Jebivetar,” a playful, free-spirited mini-comedy on love, facing fears, and fucking the wind. During a revealing exchange, a young woman comes clean about her unusual desire. Her partner vows to accommodate he...

  • I Love to Wait

    Sarah gave Ezra a soul crystal, and that may have been a mistake. “I Love to Wait,” directed by Harrison Atkins, is an imaginative, free-roaming vision of an on-and-off relationship in Los Angeles, a rare melding of the mundane and the mystical. In a world where couples communicate via crystals (...

  • 2064

    In the future, a data limit is reached causing the internet to spill out into the real world. Luke Strickler directs and animates “2064,” an absurdist art video using stock 3D models of common American products and brands to paint a ridiculous future. A giant floating Mario becomes the Earth’s ne...

  • Dad & Step-Dad

    The dad and step-dad of Branson, a 13 year old boy who loves Skippy peanut butter, try their best to connect during a visitation exchange. Directed by Tynan DeLong (our unofficial ‘18 resident filmmaker, prolific output here), “Dad & Step-Dad,” merges the mundane and absurd, call it cinéma vérité...