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    SHORTS Los Angeles Premiere Saturday, August 15, 2009

    WHAT: Los Angeles Premiere of "Shorts."

    WHEN: Saturday, August 15th
                 Crew Arrivals: 11:00 a.m.
                 Celebrity Arrivals: 12:00 p.m.
                 Screening: 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Grauman's Chinese Theatre
                   6925 Hollywood Blvd.
                   Hollywood, CA

    WHO: From the film: Jon Cryer, Leslie Mann, Kat Dennings, Jimmy Bennett, Jolie Vanier and writer/director Robert Rodriguez will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced shortly.

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    From filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, creator of the "Spy Kids" trilogy and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D," comes the family action-adventure "Shorts." Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else's parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood that Toe already thinks is weird is about to get a lot weirder. As the Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town from kid to kid and parent to parent wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside down in a wild rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers. The magical fantasy adventure "Shorts" is told through a series of interwoven not-so-tall tales that each brings to life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally out- of-control wishes that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined.

    Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, In Association with Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Media Rights Capital, A Troublemaker Studios Production, A Robert Rodriguez Movie, "Shorts." The film stars Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Jake Short, Devon Gearhart, Leo Howard, Trevor Gagnon, Rebel Rodriguez, and Jolie Vanier. Written and directed by Rodriguez, the film is produced by Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán, with Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry, Mohammed Khalaf and Edward Borgerding serving as executive producers.

    This film has been rated PG by the MPAA for mild action and some rude humor.

    www.shortsmovie.com

    SHORTS will be released nationwide on Friday, August 21.

    "SHORTS" will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.






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