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It’s a Halloween-themed installment of this monthly series for local and independent

click to enlarge Films by Scott N. Andrew at Film Kitchen, Oct. 13
  • Films by Scott N. Andrew at Film Kitchen, Oct. 13

The program includes six shorts by Scott N. Andrew. A highlight is “Neráides: Fall of the Subterranean Hive,” Andrew’s entertaining if dialogueless 2011 fantasy whose campiness, theatricality and overtones of fable echo Kenneth Anger and Jack Smith: The hero, naked except for glitter paint, and his leashed sex thrall traverse a woodland and contend with an evil ice queen — and her minions, flying phalluses. “Bird of Paradise” similarly highlights Andrew’s flair for fantastical costumes and makeup and hypnotic original music, while “Feeling Good” is a more straightforward drag vamp to Nina Simone. Also at the Oct. 13 screening, curated by Matthew Day, are two shorts by John Cantine: “Aftermath,” a low-key, well-acted drama about a young woman contending with the fallout of a wild party, and the eight-minute pilot of a planned web series titled Reference Point, a workplace comedy set in a weird little library. Also screening is a new Halloween-appropriate short by Pat Francart.


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