Film Festival Mad Libs
Cinema & New Media Arts | On Mar 08, 2013
Ethan Kuperberg writes an all-too true piece of satire for The New Yorker:
The Independent Film Festival is proud to promote the most innovative, groundbreaking independent cinema in the world. We believe in our commitment to films that represent originality, nonconformity, and the resilience of the human spirit.
In the interest of brevity, we’ve prepared a single press release to introduce all of this year’s films…
In this ________ (stunningly forceful / wryly sardonic / charmingly intimate) film, a ________ (powerful male executive / irresponsible male twentysomething / struggling male bohemian) experiences a ________ (single night told in real time / summer of sexual awakening / family weekend in the woods) that he will never forget.
________ (Jon / John / Jonathan) never expected to feel a connection with ________ (the secretive yet beautiful sister he never knew he had / the quirky yet beautiful fiancée of his best friend / the mysterious yet beautiful woman he meets at a gas station). But, over time, she will teach him that ________ (there are some things that should have stayed buried in the past / childhood is a state of mind / murder isn’t just a man’s sport).
Featuring the dramatic début of ________ (that typecast star of a popular genre franchise / that English actor trying to cross over to America / that guy from the insurance commercials), this film is a testament to ________ (the soul-crushing pursuit of vengeance / the power of beauty amidst chaos / the resilience of the human spirit).