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By Film Threat Staff | February 11, 2003

The 2003 Santa Monica Film Festival, February 13-16, will screen a diverse program of narratives and documentaries, features and shorts at the Laemmle Monica 4 Plex and the outdoor screening venue “The Yard”.
The festival’s schedule is as follows:
Thursday, February 13, Day 1 ^ Laemmle’s Monica 4 Plex ^ 7:30 p.m. Opening Night Film – SPUN
Union ^ Opening Night Party: “Maverick Award for Persistence of Vision” presented to Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Friday, February 14, Day 2 ^ Laemmle’s Monica 4 Plex ^ 7:30 p.m. “LOST JUNCTION” and short film “A CONFESSION” ^ 9:30 p.m. “ANNE B. REAL” and short film “HEADTRIP”
The Yard ^ 7:00 p.m. Shorts Program #1: “Isabella Rico,” “Two Lords,” “Maybe Means No,” “Two Lovers,” “The Date,” “Little Red Light,” “The Third Date,” “Easy as Pie” ^ 9:30 p.m. SOUTH PARK BIGGER, LONGER AND UNCUT
Saturday, February 15, Day 3 ^ Laemmle’s Monica 4 Plex ^ 1:00 p.m. “SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS” Documentary ^ 2:30 p.m. “O.T. OUR TOWN” Documentary ^ 4:30 p.m. Shorts Program #2: “Einstein’s Playground,” “Little Red Plane,” “Our Very First Sex Tape,” “Date Squad,” “Standing Still” ^ 6:00 p.m. “THE LAST MOVIE” – Dennis Hopper Tribute Film followed by presentation of the Lifetime Achievement for Persistence of Vision at Gotham ^ 8:30 p.m. BRIAR PATCH and short film “BOX MAN” ^ 10:30 p.m. “GETTING HAL”
The Yard ^ 6:30 p.m. Shorts Program # 3″ “Bug-Beat,” “60 Seconds,” “Thanksgiving,” “Shadowplay,” “Price Check,” “Charlie,” “1 Minute Film,” “Whatever Happened to Oscar?” ^ 8:30 p.m. Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival Selected Shorts
Midnight Special Book Store ^ 1:00 p.m. Directing your First Feature Panel ^ 3:00 p.m. The Future of Independent Cinema Panel
Gotham ^ 8:00 p.m. Dirtbox – An art and music extravaganza. Featuring live music by Ozomatli.
Sunday, February 16, Day 4 ^ Laemmle’s Monica 4 Plex ^ 1:00 p.m. Shorts Block #4: “Hope,” “Paint Thinner,” “The Fall of Shug McCracken,” “Another Life,” “Fueling the Fire,” “Chairman of the Board” ^ 3:00 p.m. “NO SLEEP ‘TIL MADISON” ^ 5:00 p.m. “MY DINNER WITH JIMI” ^ 7:00 p.m. “THE BLUES” Documentary ^ 9:00 p.m. STEVIE Documentary
Midnight Special Book Store ^ 3:00 p.m. Digital Video Production
The Yard ^ 6:30 p.m. Shorts Block #5: “The Grown-Up,” “The Outsideman,” “Jon’s Day,” Polished, “Lantern,” “Agua Dulce,” “Fermina Medina” ^ 9:00 p.m. Awards and Closing Night Party
For more information, visit the Santa Monica Film Festival website.

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