Aurora is known around the country for its consistently challenging, cutting-edge shorts and feature films. The little theater, housed in a former church, shows animated and illustrated films as well as computer, video and other experimental works. Audiences often spill out from the pews onto the floor. Our favorite offerings this year: Iraq, Inc. and Shocking and Awful, two daring small-budget documentaries exposing how the corporate-controlled news outlets manage the information the American public receives about the war in Iraq. Lectures often follow the films, so drop in for a service, er, flick, and you may be startled by a familiar-looking host. Guest presenters have included the likes of Laurie Anderson and William Wegman.