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It's been 18 years since the first PXL This film festival, a showcase of videos made on the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camera that ironically turned the obsolete toy into a legitimate moviemaking device. Now that PXL This is turning 19, all eyes are on this barely legal celebration for even more crackling creativity. Master of ceremonies Gerry Fialka hosts two different programs, 18 shorts at 7 p.m., 15 shorts at 9 p.m. Not to be missed: L.M. Sabo's "I Push On," a personal protest against big oil via push-mower; Clint Enns' "The Aesthetics of Failure," about human interaction versus the camera's interpretation; Chris Bentley's "The Wandering Era," following post-apocalyptic survivors across the desert; Chester Burnett's "Donut Memorial," wherein the 6-year-old filmmaker re-animates a dead pastry; and the world premiere of the only footage ever shot with the COLOR PXL, by PXL-2000 inventor James Wickstead.
Mon., Dec. 7, 7 & 9 p.m., 2009


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