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Independent Lens Episode: "Short, Not Sweet"

Season 6, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: “Short, Not Sweet,” a collection of five sardonic short films. Included: Two Young men woo young women in exactly the same way in “The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy”; “La Puppe” follows a reckless pooch (actually a toy dog) using only still photos; a second-grade class suffers a run of bad luck in “The School”; the animated “A Monster's Calling” explores personal anxieties; and “Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner” follows a macabre family through three meals.
Original Air Date: Dec 28, 2004
Guest Cast A.J. Pittis: Edgar Gibson David Aronson: Reverend Colton Boreen: Godfrey Karen Grosso: Chloe Michael Kurliak: Chester Michael Bergin: Morgan Sabine Singh: Mary Jeannette O'Connor: Chloe's Mom Patti Wotherspoon: Maud Danl Thompson: Mary's Mom Sal Catalano: Taylor Tony Rosselli: Jailbird Katherine Eaton: Eliza

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.



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