Friday, April 20, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Showdown At The Hipster Saloon (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. Sometimes you just want to shut off your brain and laugh at some stuff and if you live in NY, Portland or any area with a large hipster crowd, a large contingent of people who like things "before" they became cool, this is the film for you. Here a 4-minute comedy short called Showdown at the Hipster Saloon from the Pursued By Bear Comedy Troupe.

Here's the synopsis:

When a suspender-wearing hipster bearded guy gets ousted on Foursquare from his favorite saloon, it's time to show the wannabee new boss who the true "sheriff" of the bar really is.

There's quick draw tweeting, plaid wearing banjo players, big glasses on girls, lots of manly wax twirled beards, and a general disdain for anything popular - basically general society in a social media obsessed world. All in all, this is what I see in Brooklyn every weekend. This is just plain funny if you know, have seen or ever worked with hipsters (who of course never believe they're hipsters). Their cyclical arguments and conversations can be frustrating, which are perfectly encapsulated in my favorite line of the short:

Man - I liked this place before it became cool.

Woman - I liked this place before it was open.

Touche hipsters, touche.

Check this out if you want to see something light and funny. Check this out if you want to see how social media and culture are quickly overtaking our lives. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with Showdown at the Hipster Saloon.

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