Since we're sure our audience consists only of the hippest of hip, we know you're already familiar with the 24-hour Film phenomenon (recently jacked by MTV and extended into the 72-hour Film Shootout -- ed. note: 72-hour Film Shootout is currently advertising on the site.) Well, in case you didn't know, Instant Films is a 48-hour iteration of the same grassroots movement, also working on a kind of Mad Libs principle, with cast, crew and subject matter chosen at random. That said, a lot of the stuff coming out of Instant Films is top-notch hysterical. LAist recently found ourselves at CinemaEnema, a screening of short films at the Chinchilla/3eye5 loft space downtown, in which the audience went wild over an Instant Film directed by Chase Gordon called "Free Lunch."
That film and many others will be screened this Saturday, June 4th, 8:00 PM at the M Bar in Hollywood. Admission is free, too -- so we and our date can giggle along for the price of staying home and watching the tube.