We can't blame our short attention span entirely on Twitter. It started way before that, as the Aurora Picture Show's Extremely Shorts Film Festival, now in its 16th year, proves. Each film being screened is less than three minutes long, and entries come in from all over the world. ''What you say in a short has the potential to be more powerful than in a longer work because the film is centered on defining just that one idea or story quickly,'' says curator Mary Magsamen. ''It is kind of like giving the elevator pitch — you have to keep it clear and well spoken.''
2442 Bartlett St.
Houston, TX 77098
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Lower Shepherd-Kirby
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7 p.m. and 9 p.m.Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 713‑868‑2101 or visit aurorapictureshow.org. $10 to $25.
Fri., May 31, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sat., June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2013