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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Bambi, Juno and Shame

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges the masses to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

"Plotting"
By Chris Regan

Chris Regan nobly revealed his feline's nefarious nature, even though it could only ensure his demise at the paws of his cat. Thank you for warning us about the impending feline take over, and R.I.P.

"Shame on Me"
By Brody Stevens

Like Chris Regan, Brody Stevens also risked his life to make a funny Vine video. Stevens has also shown to be a writer/director who likes to leave things open-ended: Why does he say "push" at the end? Is he saying "push"? Who the hell is playing the tambourine? Why is anyone playing a tambourine?

"Origin Story"
By Gillian Jacobs

The Community star has really taken to Vine: she managed in six seconds to show us how a beloved character has been doing all these years; she made a hypnotic TV remix; and a hauntingly beautiful silent production.

"I Have a Feeling"
By Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg has shown thus far to be a very committed Viner, both in the frequency in which he releases new videos and in the professional, Terrence Malick-y disjointed/pretentious quality of them all.

"Nice House"
By Steve Agee
Featuring Ellen Page

Steve Agee is currently matching Goldberg not just in prolificacy but in innovation: he is the first comedian to host his own Vine talk show. Let's hope that Jay Leno doesn't find out about it.

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