1993 / 81 min. /
Director: Paul Bartel
Cast: O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein, Jim Turner

Paul Bartel’s SHELF LIFE with Cast in Attendance!

Tina, Pam, and Scotty are taken down into Mom and Dad’s well-stocked bomb shelter when Kennedy is assassinated in 1963…and they never come out. Thirty years later, Mom and Dad are a long-dead ‘bag of bones’ and the now-grown kids have created a life for themselves based on remnants from the 60’s, intermittent output from the TV and their wild imaginations.

A dark comedy based upon a theatrical production of the same name, SHELF LIFE was conceived and written by O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein and Jim Turner as a result of their rumination on what must become of people boxed in tiny spaces for long, long periods of time.

Despite a strong festival run and many positive reviews, SHELF LIFE ultimately remained unreleased and sadly never found the audience it deserved. After decades underground, the film has been uncovered just in time for its 25th Anniversary.

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