Just found out that “Bulldozer” will be screening in Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival in Houston on June 25 and 26. (I would have found out sooner had I checked my email earlier. Note to self: check email more often.)
Aurora Picture Show is also the home of the film festival that I started and have been curating for 10 years, Slant. To return to Aurora this time as an artist instead of a curator feels pretty sweet. (And by return, I don’t mean in person, unfortunately. I was just in Houston for Slant a month ago so I won’t be back in town unless extremely cheap airfare shows up in time for Extremely Shorts.) In the past decade I’ve spent more time editing and curating rather than making my own art, so it’s very satisfying to be recognized for artistic work at an organization where I’ve done so much programming. The juror for this year’s Extremely Shorts (it changes every year) is Donald Harrison, the executive director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
If you are in Houston, you should definitely go, and not just because my film is showing. Extremely Shorts is super fun and one of the most popular events put on by Aurora Picture Show. All the films, as you have probably figured out from the title of the event, are very short: three minutes and under.
This year’s Extremely Shorts will be held at Molly Gochman’s Studio, 2442 Bartlett Street, at 7 p.m. on both June 25 and 26. The screening on June 26 will be followed by a picnic. Details here.