From the presenters of the popular Academy Award Nominated Shorts program comes Stars in Shorts, a delightful new program featuring the world’s biggest actors—in their smallest roles yet! Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in “Friend Request Pending.” Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in the humorously droll “Steve,” written and directed by Rupert Friend.  Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to the funeral of a woman she never met in “The Procession.” Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short “Not Your Time.”  The acerbic Neil LaBute wrote and directed “Sexting,” in which Julia Stiles delivers a heartfelt monologue, ending with a hilarious surprise twist.  LaBute also wrote the pitch black comedy “After-School Special,” in which Wes Bentley and Sarah Paulsen have an awkward encounter at an indoor playground.  In the science fiction short “Prodigal,” Kenneth Branagh plays a mysterious and sinister man pursuing a supernaturally talented young girl whose father is determined to protect her at any price. Note: This shorts program contains adult language. Official Web Site

Directors:

Robert Festinger, Rupert Friend, Jay Kamen, Neil Labute, Benjamin Grayson, Jacob Chase, Chris Foggin

Cast:

Wes Bentley, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Keira Knightley, Lily Tomlin, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Morrison, Sarah Paulson, Julia Stiles

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 53mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA/UK