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Fall in Love in the YouTube Screening Room

By Sara Pollack

YouTube Film

Valentine's Day may be a month away, but we're already talking amore in the YouTube Screening Room. For the next two weeks, we're featuring a collection of films that tackles the most ubiquitous of human emotions…love. But don't be fooled: these aren't your grandma's love stories. These films deal with love in all its glory and all its disappointment.

First up, we're proud to present Dan Klores' award-winning feature documentary, Crazy Love, in advance of its television premiere this Saturday at 10pm on The Sundance Channel. Crazy Love explores the true and astonishing story of Burt and Linda Pugach, who married after Burt spent 14 years in prison for his violent and psychologically complex display of affection for Linda.

Along with Klores' documentary, we're featuring 3 outstanding shorts:

In Michelle Lehman's "Marry Me," which won the 2008 Tropfest Festival, a young girl who has a crush on her next door neighbor learns the all-too-truthful lesson that, sometimes, the chase is better than the catch.

And in Hayley Stuart and Francesca Sophia's "How To Say I Love You," we witness the struggle for intimacy among a generation that has replaced personal interaction with online communication.

This collection of love stories has something for the lovers and the fighters, so we hope all of you enjoy watching.

With love,

Sara P.