The 6th Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush, celebrating the most intoxicating blend of American short cinema, returns to Gesa Power House Theatre on July 15-17. Once again, the festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in hour-long themed packages, with more than 100 new shorts from Oscar®-winners, household names, rising stars and wunderkinds.
The Walla Walla Movie Crush is programmed thematically, comprised of short films packaged in hour-long blocks. In each block, you’re likely to find a mix of animation, live-action, documentary, and music video.
Blocks run 45 – 50 minutes total, with a few minutes leftover to enjoy conversation with visiting filmmakers (moderated by Movie Crush curator Warren Etheredge), transition between blocks, and refill your wine glass.
Friday, July 15: 6-9PM
Saturday, July 16: 9AM-5PM, 7-10PM
Sunday, July 17: 12-5PM, 7-10PM
The full Movie Crush schedule, including descriptions of each film block and individual film titles are available at themoviecrush.com.
Saturday’s schedule will include an hour of family-friendly shorts: Little Watts: Saturday Morning Cartoons. Admission is included for Movie Crush pass holders, but individual tickets to this block are also available to purchase through Gesa Power House Theatre.
As is customary, the festival will conclude Sunday evening with the announcement of the Movie Crush annual awards — bestowed in accordance with the wishes of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters and filmmakers — as well as induct another member of The Short Order. The Short Order is a virtual Hall of Fame for makers of short-form content. The recipient will be honored with a tribute screening and knighting ceremony.
The Walla Walla Movie Crush receives support from The City of Walla Walla and other generous sponsors. Proceeds from the Walla Walla Movie Crush benefit The Red Badge Project. Tickets and festival passes ($35-$500) are available online at themoviecrush.com.
Want to learn more about Walla Walla Movie Crush? Click here to read an interview with curator Warren Etheredge.
Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity but will continue to follow the most recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health. Current health and safety guidelines at Gesa Power House Theatre are available online or by calling the box office.
This event is a rental by Walla Walla Movie Crush. Click here to learn more about renting the theatre for your own event!