Friday, December 16 at 8 pm
For the eighteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival. The festival includes two hours 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, “Since 1999, we have been doing this film festival. And if there’s one thing nihilists like, it’s tradition…a tradition of twisted, offensive art that makes you laugh.”
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. Most recently, Shapiro appeared as The Funniest Nihilist in the LA Fringe Festival.
Doors 8 pm, Blessing of the Televisions 8:15 pm, showtime 8:30 pm.