Josh Brolin To Open Hollyshorts Festival With <i>X</i>

When it begins in early August in Los Angeles, the 2008 HollyShorts short film festival will open with “X”, a film written and directed by actor Josh Brolin (“No Country For Old Men, “American Gangster”).<br>
A 15-minute film,“X” tells the story of an inmate who, after he escapes prison and becomes reunited with his daughter, searches for her murdered mother to exhume her body and give her a decent burial. The film has recently been shown at the South By Southwest Film Festival In Austin, Texas.

“I’m honored that HollyShorts has chosen my directorial debut film X to open their 4th annual festival,” said Brolin. “I’m proud of the stark nature of this film, how it explores the parent/child relationship and appreciate the support of those willing to embrace my journey into filmmaking. We’re excited to show the film and be apart of this event.”

In its fourth year, the HollyShorts short film festival is dedicated to showing outstanding short films from around the globe. “X” is the first film to be officially selected by the festival, and the full schedule of the 2008 program will not be made official until June.

Along with the screening of “X”, on its opening night, August 7th, the festival will feature a celebration at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood. HollyShorts will end on August 10th.


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