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Kanye West Short Screens

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    Kanye West stars in the short "We Were Once a Fairytale"; look for it on Wednesday, July 29th at the LA Shorts Fest

    Pairings in the entertainment business usually intrigue. The "Art of Song" night with Jewel and Michael Feinstein at the Hollywood Bowl a few days back caught our eye. And our eye is permanently caught, and entranced, by the David Bowie/Bing Crosby meet-up that gets a ton of play every holiday season. Magic.

    This week's interesting, panache-ful pairing is Kanye West and Spike Jonze. They've made a short film -- "We Were Once a Fairytale" -- that word around online-town has it is quite the surreal feast. It's a 15-minute surreal feast, we should add, and it plays in the 7:45PM LA Shorts series on Wednesday, July 29 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

    Playing with Mr. West's and Mr. Jonze's short on the LA Shorts Fest sked: nine other films. Highlights: a shortie entitled "Free Doritos!" which already has our salt-craving heart. And "The Funk," a flick which sports one of the best, tersest blurbs ever: "Jack woke up in a Funk one day. No one really knows how it started." That's all we need to know.

    Related, sort of: We just saw, again, the trailer for Mr. Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are" and have decided we might have to get a Wild Thing suit of our own. Just for trips down to Ralphs. Those things are perfectly Sid-and-Marty-Krofftian. They're probably warm, too.