This year's selections are appealing, but there is at least one short you absolutely can't miss.
The only reason why A Morning Stroll (which involves a same scene with a man and a chicken in three different eras separated by 100 years) didn't win the 2012 Oscar for Best Short Feature was because one of the nominees was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. No one had a chance against this marvel. But A Morning Stroll, which I've seen many times, holds its own and I'm looking forward to see it again. And again.
The first SA edition of the global Future Shorts Film Festival is at 8:45 p.m Tuesday, July 10, at 609 S Alamo Street. Admittance is free, and these are the films that will be screened:
A Morning Stroll (UK) (7 mins)
Dir. Grant Orchard
(2012 Oscar nominee for Best Short Feature)
Street Vendor Cinema (Brazil) (15 mins)
Dir. Clarissa Knoll
Guest (South Korea) (20 mins)
Dir. Ga Eun-Yoon
(Notes on) Biology (USA) (6 mins)
Dir. Will Madden
(Winner of Best Short at South by Southwest)
We'll Become Oil (Romania) (6 mins)
Dir. Mihai Grecu
Fireworks (USA) (11 mins)
Dir. Víctor Hugo Durán
Tumult (UK) (13 mins)
Dir. John Barrington
Also: Rivard Report presents San Antonio In Motion and Erik Bosse's short The Cucuy Club.
Lawn chairs are allowed, but no outside food or drinks (there will be gourmet food trucks on site). More info at slabcinema.com and futureshorts.com.
— Enrique Lopetegui