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Film Kitchen

The monthly screening series of short local and indie films offers works from three filmmakers

Pat Francart's "Fish Story."
Pat Francart's "Fish Story."

Film Kitchen, a monthly series for local and independent film and video, offers a hodgepodge of cinematic treats. On March 13, the candy bowl's filled partly with Halloween leftovers: two of Pat Francart's trailers for his annual horror-movie festival, held in October for friends in his Squirrel Hill apartment. 

One year's trailer cleverly combines clips from scheduled films, from 1931's Frankenstein to The Blair Witch Project. The 2011 model is itself a brisk miniature horror spoof. 

Francart, 23, a Point Park University and Pittsburgh Filmmakers grad, is a cameraman and programmer at media outfit Magic Lantern. On March 13, he'll also screen his charming 2011 short "Fish Story," a dialogueless romantic comedy about a man, a girl and an ill-fated pet fish.

The program also spotlights work by Anthony DeAngelis, including his music video for local singer-songwriter Joy Ike's "Sweeter"; an intimate live document of riveting solo performer Dean Cercone; and a wackily menacing video for a track by F.R.U.

Also featured: John Jaquish's short "Engagement at Raccoon Creek," a dry-witted docudrama about a real-life modern-day Pennsylvania gun duel.