I made it to the theatre yesterday to see all 5 live action shorts. In the interest of time, I won’t recap them, just give my thoughts. Recaps can be found on the interwebs; Rope of Silicon came up in a search. IFC also has descriptions.
- “Kavi” is one of those “important” films making a “statement.” I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins tonight. But I was just kind of eh about it.
- “The New Tenants” was my personal favorite. I’m sure part of that stems from my love of David Rakoff, who plays one of the two new tenants, but it is a funny, crazy 20 minutes.
- “Miracle Fish” was good – the end was surprising.
- “The Door” was sad, but I had a hard time staying interested and I never came to care about the characters. My least favorite of the five.
- “Instead of Abracadabra” was quirky, cute, but nothing amazingly so.
I’m glad I watched them; I enjoyed the animated shorts a lot more.