Tired of the rush and crush of megaplex cinemas? Tired of seeing the same formulaic drivel that Hollywood coughs up? Then hit Deans Credit Clothings Film First Thursdays; at todays event, indie director YaKe Smith will screen three of his dramatic shorts and then take your questions. If you dont know Smith, you should. Hes earned awards from the Directors Guild of America and Showtime, and he even got a nod from the Student Academy Awards. Todays films include Shoppin(a single mom tries to feed her family after losing her credit at the neighborhood grocery store), The Second Coming (an estranged father attempts to make amends with his son) and Hopes War (a U.S. soldier back from Iraq has a hard time adapting to everyday life). 9 p.m. 316 Main. For information, call 713-437-5249 or visit filmhouston.texaswebhost.com. Free.
First Thursday of every month, 8:30 p.m., 2006