A Brief Foray into Cinema

In its, pardon the pun, short history the Miami Short Film Festival has established itself as one of the premier and eclectic film exhibitions in the city. This year the festival, which starts Saturday and runs through November 20, has expanded to screen films at the Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) and Miami Children's Museum (980 Macarthur Cswy., Miami), where children's shorts will be screened, while still retaining the Tower Theater. The gurus of the festivals have eschewed the rigidness that smaller festivals often adhere to, choosing instead to program sections ranging from highlighting revolutionaries, dance, supernatural, and sexual exploration with more traditional categories like documentary and international showcases. Living up to its 'Keep it Short' motto, no program at the festival runs longer than two hours, making it feasible to take in two programs in an evening without succumbing to the illness that plagues long film festivals all too often: a numb posterior. Tickets cost $7 for programs at The Tower Theater and $10 for programs at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Screenings at Miami Children's Museum are free. A VIP pass allowing access to all programs is available for $50.
Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Nov. 20, 2010
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Drew Spears