So I got to see an even dozen shorts tonight courtesy of this free film festival that made a stop at FCCJ South Campus. In the spirit of shorts, the following are my six word reviews of each short (save one):
Sandstorm - Ingmar Bergman with computer generated skelletons
Dear, Sweet Emma - Loud and obnoxious animated black comedy
Tour of Homes - House photos illustrating separation of wealth
The Language of Limbs - Mockumentary crazy enough to be real
Bowl Digger - Sweet artist portrait... which runs long
The Cole Nobody Knows - Heartfelt musician tribute... also runs long
Dick-George, Tenn-Tom - Conspiracy political slideshow of historic moment
Theodore - Fair Twilight Zone with bad acting
Moth to Light - Tennessee Williams by way of Raimi
Mr. Extion - Clever comedy on screenwriting and endings
An Abstraction on the Chronology of Will - Goofy life-affirming action comedy... thing
And then there was my favorite, Wood Diary. Unlike the rest of the films shown, it was the one that didn't seem long enough. While searching through websites that mention this short, they state the length as being between 13 and 16 minutes, and I would have sworn up and down it was no more than five. It goes by that quickly.
Saddly, there doesn't seem to be much info on it. It's been around for a couple of years and has been shown at some small festivals. This page gives some background on the short. It also had a website operating for it at one time, but that seems to have ceased working (though you can have a peak at it if you plug the URL into archive.org).
It's really a very touching piece. If you ever have a chance to see it, do so.