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alt.pictureshows 2008

Phillip Van's Come Wander with Me is one of the short works playing at this year's alt.pictureshows (Phillip Van)

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Muse Chasers present the sixth annual alt.pictureshows . A diverse collection of short films curated by Neil Kendricks will play at Sherwood Auditorium and at locations throughout the MCASD's galleries. Kendricks has designed the event as a definitive experiment in "physical channel surfing." Short films screen on a loop throughout the Museum during the one-night event, with works from filmmakers such as David Lynch, Nash Edgerton, Ari Gold, Ken Wardrop, Rob Meyer, Mads Matthieson, Justin Nowell, David Michod, Amanda Micheli, Isabel Vega, and others. You'll be able to find dark comedy, twisted romance, offbeat dramas as well as personal and experimental documentaries. Kendricks, who's a local filmmaker and artist, has a knack for finding wonderful films and always invests the event with a sense of discovery. I did not have an opportunity to preview any of the new films for this year's event but I can heartily recommend Lynch Mob , a trio of films from David Lynch ( Six Men Getting Sick, The Alphabet, The Grandmother ). I can attest to the fact that in the past there have always been gems to delight and challenge. I hope you'll come out for this unique experience. &

Please note some films contain adult and mature subject matter. Tickets are $5 general admission and free to MCASD Members.