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Film Festival: Walla Walla Movie Crush


  • Gesa Powerhouse Theatre 111 North 6th Avenue Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Join us for 2 days. 13 hours of programming. 11 World Premieres. 88 short movies… all new to you. Dozens of award-winners, including an Oscar® nominee. The Walla Walla Movie Crush, America’s most intoxicating blend of short cinema.

See and hear Stephen King (THE SHINING), Tituss Burgess (THE UNBREAKBALE KIMMY SCHMIDT), Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES), John Turturro (DO THE RIGHT THING), Lena Dunham (GIRLS), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA), Stephen Dorff (BLADE), Casey Wilson (SNL), Sam Elliott (WE WERE SOLDIERS) and Bobby Cannavale (BOARDWALK EMPIRE).

Renowned short film expert Warren Etheredge has watched hundreds of short films and selected the very best for you to view, packaged in hour-long programs with time for conversations about the content with visiting filmmakers. Highlights include programs dedicated to veterans’ issues, sports, music, mothers, social mores, political discourse and, of course, romance… when it goes oh-so-right and oh-so-wrong. 

If your tastes run a little wilder, check out Walla Walla After Dark: The Crushening, a special program of the weird, the wild, the bawdy and the bizarre on Saturday, July 1 at 10pm at El Corazon, 37 S Palouse St.

On Sunday night, join us for 10 brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush by these critically-acclaimed directors and filmmaking teams: The Adams Family (HALFWAY TO ZEN), Genevieve Anderson (TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE), Wendy Jo Carlton (EASY ABBY), Rick Castaneda (CEMENT SUITCASE), Mtume Gant (WHITE FACE), Jadoliv Studios, Josh Lunden (MODERN DARK), Joshua Seftel (WAR, INC.), Jacob Strunk (VALHALLA). Caveh Zahedi (THE SHEIK AND I).When these films hit the screen, it will be the first time *anyone* has seen them, including the festival staff. The Walla Walla Movie Crush Challenge will be followed immediately by the festival’s Closing Night Awards Ceremony.

Day passes are $15; a pass for both days is available for $25. Tickets may be purchased online thru June 30. Day-of-show tickets will be available at the door of the GESA Power House Theatre.

The Walla Walla Movie Crush receives support from The City of Walla Walla, the Walla Walla Public Library, the GESA Power House Theatre and Washington FilmWorks. All proceeds from the Walla Walla Movie Crush go to support The Red Badge Project.

Earlier Event: July 1
Downtown Farmers Market
Later Event: July 1
Summer Sounds: Josephine Fox