BUCKFIELD – Oddfellow Theater will host its first Odd-Shorts Film Festival, a collection of entertaining, family-friendly short films presented in a late-night talk show format.

Michael Miclon, host of the theater’s “The Early Evening Show,” and veteran cast member and physical comedian Matthew Tardy will emcee the 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, March 21-22.

“This show is going to be a ton of fun! I think I would describe it as a cross between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Johnny Carson,” said Miclon.

The show will be a mix of short films, viral videos, comedic skits, crazy characters and interviews with special guests, including award-winning filmmaker Leland Faulkner.

Best known for his world-class touring magic show, Faulkner has also been making and studying films for the past 20 years. He most recently worked on the Castle Rock feature “The Polar Express.”

Other special guests are Fritz Grobe and Steven Voltz, deadpan comics who gained instant fame with their viral video, “The Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos Experiments,” which earned two Emmy nominations. They have donned white jackets and dropped Mentos candies into Diet Coke bottles (an experiment they created as part of a marketing campaign for the soda company) on “The Late Night Show with David Letterman,” “The Today Show,” “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The duo has also toured worldwide.

Miclon and other Oddfellow Theater regulars will show some of the films they have made over the last 10 years of productions at the Oddfellow Theater and perform a few live sketches between films. “A lot of these films we made for ‘The Early Evening Shows’ or other in-house productions. They were a huge hit, but we only got to show them maybe once or twice. It’s great that we get to share them with our audiences and watch them laugh all over again,” said Miclon.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children. For tickets, call 336-3306. For more information, visit www.Oddfellow.com. Oddfellow Theater is on Route 117 in the center of town.


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