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Vote for The Humanitarian Candidate at the 48 Hour Film Project

Denver's 48 Hour Film Project, in which teams of filmmakers complete entire projects in a single weekend, unveils this year's batch of insta-movies during three separate screenings on Sunday, August 10, at the Gothic Theatre, with a wrap party later that night at the Falcon; click here for details. In the meantime, a sneak preview is already available by way of The Humanitarian Candidate, which was posted on YouTube mere hours after its August 3 completion. The short, written and directed by Lyman Smith, Darin Foat, James Dare and Ben Eslinger, is a witty political satire in which the protagonist's secret plan for change turns out to be more radical, and much messier, than anyone could have anticipated.

Watch the film below. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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