See the ones that almost got away at today's First Thursdays at Dean's. Sponsored by the Houston Film Commission, the program features shorts that didn't make the cut the first time around but which event organizers thought were worth a look. Houston filmmaker Keeley Steenson contributes Alexander Family Farm, about farmer Kim Alexander, who successfully bucks global economy dictates. There's also San Antonio-based Sam Lerma's Trash Day, the story of a woman who's in love with her garbageman and uses her trash to send him messages. 9 p.m. 316 Main. For information, call 713-437-5249 or visit www.houstonfilmcommission.com. Free.
Thu., Aug. 6, 9 p.m., 2009