The 420 List

The 420 List

Shorts about drugs or otherwise containing a psychedelic spirit.

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The 420 List
  • Ford Clitaurus

    Following a trio of friends around town as they dance choreographed routines in grocery stores and give acting workshops in Bingo halls, "Ford Clitaurus", true to its name, is a hilarious head-scratcher. It’s best to watch without knowing much. As in, stop reading this right now and press play ab...

  • Skin of Man

    When three friends take a road trip to an idyllic forest and drop acid, one is lured into a mystic web of hallucination and nightmare. Jimmy Joe Roche directs “Skin of Man,” an experimental horror film that creates vivid textures with avant-garde technique. The black and white film is free of dia...

  • Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987)

    The fever dream of a 1980s stand-up comic who is either having a nervous breakdown or the best set of his life. Directed by Laura Moss, and written and performed by Tony Grayson, “Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987)” is an ingenious sendup of a dated comedy special, darkly hilar...

  • Talk About Your Dreams

    A lonely virtual reality actor parties with a woman sent to kill her. “Talk About Your Dreams,” directed by Robbie Barnett, is psychedelic sci-fi set in the near (?) future where hallucinogenic drugs have replaced anxiety. Kate Lyn Sheil plays the woman, a popular VR actor specializing in comfort...

  • Earth FM

    Three scientists search for an elusive signal...their transmissions cross inside the earth, resulting in a mysterious and cathartic discovery. | Directed by Philip Rabalais.

  • Patty Are You Bringing Weed in from Jamaica?

    In 1968, a young flight attendant bought 900 lbs of marijuana in Jamaica and tried to smuggle it out. Directed by Matthew Salton.

  • There Were Four of Us

    In this striking avant-garde animation by Cassie Shao, we begin in a room where a group of four people sit around a table and reflect on the question, “who did it?” Focusing on the sensory and dreamlike, the film offers free-flowing vignettes that resist easy comprehension. Through its abstract ...

  • Are You Ok? Cause I'm Ok.

    A mother and daughter trip on Mushrooms together on the Jersey Shore. Part documentary - part scripted - part improv - this film is an exploration of what it means to be a mother and daughter and how we cope with love and death. | Directed by Rivka Rivera. Cast: Amy Berkman, Rivka Rivera.

  • Shark Muscle

    Two musicians get lost on their way to a gig in New Jersey, or is it all in their heads? An experimental musical odyssey, a visual accompaniment to the recent album of the same name from the NYC duo, Tony or Tony. Directed by Taylor Ervin.

  • 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...

  • Once More, With Feeling

    A group of friends spend a lazy summer working odd jobs as field recordists. The new short from Tynan DeLong ("The Matrix", "Cornholios", "Beats") is his freakiest yet, a psychedelic comedy starring Steve Girard, Caroline Yost, and Jessy Morner-Ritt as audio tape bootleggers who get paid $30 a po...

  • 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 (...