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6th annual Walla Walla Movie Crush July 15-17 at GeSA Power house


WALLA WALLA—The 6th Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush, celebrating the most intoxicating blend of American short cinema, returns to Gesa Power House Theatre on July 15-17.

Once again, the festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in hour-long themed packages, with more than 100 new shorts from Oscar®-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds.

The Walla Walla Movie Crush is programmed thematically, comprised of short films packaged in hour-long blocks. In each block is a mixture of animation, live-action, documentary, and music videos. Blocks run 45 - 50 minutes total, with time leftover to enjoy conversations with visiting filmmakers moderated by Movie Crush Curator Warren Etheredge, transition between blocks, and refill your wine glass.


Friday, July 15 at 6–9 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: 9 a.m–5 p.m., 7–10 p.m.

Sunday, July 17: 12–5 p.m., 7–10 p.m.

The full Movie Crush schedule, including descriptions of each film block and individual film titles, will be announced at by July 4, 2022.

As is customary, the festival will conclude Sunday evening with the announcement of the Movie Crush annual awards, awarded by a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers. The jury will also induct another member of The Short Order, a virtual Hall of Fame for makers of short-form content. The recipient will be honored with a tribute screening and knighting ceremony.

The Walla Walla Movie Crush receives support from The City of Walla Walla and other generous sponsors. Proceeds from the Walla Walla Movie Crush go to benefit The Red Badge Project. Tickets and festival passes ($35-$500) are available online at Gesa Power House Theatre located at 111 N. 6th Avenue, Walla Walla.


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