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Monster Love at I.O. Tomorrow

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 13, 2005 6:55PM

Some people might describe love as a wild, untamed beast. Tomorrow, a short film premiering at I.O. (nee ImprovOlympic) examines what happens when someone falls in love with a wild, untamed beast.

2005_12_13_monsterlieben.jpgWritten and directed by Ben Grinnell, Monsterlieben (“monster love” in German) is the latest film from Zoo Milk Productions, formed by Ben Grinnell, Matt Martin and Ian Eastin who all met at Second City. Shot over four days in Indiana, the movie asks the question: “Can a man-beast with the I.Q. of an 8-year old find true love?” Folks, if it can happen to K-Fed, it can happen to anyone.

Lindsay Jack (Elizabeth Margolius) moves out to the country to work on her novel and escape both the big city and a bad relationship. In the wilds of the country, she discovers the monsterlieben (Dan Antonucci) and finds herself drawn to him despite interference from the local sheriff (Neil McNamara) and her boyfriend (Bryce McClure). If King Kong is sold out tomorrow, this is the perfect way to get your interspecies love fix on.

The filmmakers plan on submitting the film to Slamdance and the HBO Comedy Arts Film Fest so now’s your chance to see if before they become big and famous.

The screening starts at 8 PM at I.O. (3541 N. Clark) tomorrow with a cash bar running from 8 to 10 PM and free food catered by Ofame Italian Restaurant. Zoo Milk’s previous film Doctor’s Orders, which won 2nd place in IO’s Vidiocy Film Festival 2005, will also be shown along with previews of other upcoming films.