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And now for something completely different. At midnight tonight, entirely beyond the pale freak-savant auteur Elan Gale will be screening the world premiere of his nineteen-minute short film "Fuck/Kill" at the Laemmle Sunset 5 (by the Virgin Megastore.) Admission is free. The opening short, "Lukewarm," by Bradley Reed, received a lukewarm reception at Cinespace a little while back, but "Fuck/Kill" promises to live up to its name as an unrated, hysterically funny, horribly evil hump & snuff thriller. Gale, only 22, is the next Charlie Kaufman in many ways; only much more affable in person. Disdaining film school, he's spent the past couple years passing around one script after another that name actors attach themselves to and no studio in its right mind will touch. We're expecting "Fuck/Kill" to be a maniacal example of everything unholy that can come only from the deepest, darkest underbelly of the film-making universe.

Later there'll be some Q&A with the director and -- according to our sources -- plenty of T&A at the after-party.