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HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR MATTHEW MODINE WITH INDIE MAVERICK AWARD

Matthew Modine will be honored with the 2013 Indie Maverick Award at the upcoming 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival taking place August 15-22. As part of the celebration, Modine will showcase his purposefully provocative short film JESUS WAS A COMMIE on opening night.

In addition, Modine will speak with the festival’s filmmakers during the theatrical special screening of ShortsHD’s presentation of THE SHORT FILMS OF MATTHEW MODINE, a collection of Modine’s short films spanning two decades that will close the festival on Thursday, August 22. The Short Films of Matthew Modine includes: When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1995), Ecce Pirate (1996), To Kill An American (2005), I Think I Thought (2007), and Jesus Was A Commie. His shorts range in genre – ironic comedy, drama, historic adventure, and documentary narrative.

“Matthew Modine is a true Indie Film Maverick with a passion for short form content and we’re honored to present him with the 2013 HollyShorts Indie Maverick Award,” said Daniel Sol, festival co-founder and co-director. “We can’t wait for our filmmakers and attendees to check out the theatrical presentation of his collection of shorts, it’s a really great showcase.”

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