The 12 finalists include New Boy, an exploration of what it means to be part of the other in a largely homogenous society; and Viva Sunita, an Indian adaptation of Italo Calvinos (very) short story The Man Who Shouted Teresa. Theres also Mother Mine, about an adopted woman searching for her birth mother, and Teat Beat of Sex, an animated analysis of sexual firsts from a female perspective. Winners will be announced online at www.msfilmfest.com on September 28.
Be part of the international jury today at 7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $8.
Tue., Sept. 23, 7 p.m., 2008