Don’t Lose the Manual

Filmmaker Andrew Lampert and musician Chris Corsano present a screening of Don’t Lose the Manual. The duo “deconstructs expanded cinema performance with high tension and hilarity.” Translation: Anything can happen. Don’t Lose the Manual, a series of short documentary scenes, is Lampert’s irreverent look at technology in modern life. “Will you always adapt to technology, or will you stop?” he asks a pair of older adults sitting in their cramped quarters, books overflowing. They were “pushed into e-mail,” they admit. Forced to continuously upgrade in order not to be isolated, the pair eventually bought a new laptop computer. The laptop is now at the center of their world. Lampert presents but doesn’t comment on the situation. It’s up to us to decide if that’s a good thing.

7 p.m. Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett. For information, call 713‑868‑2101 or visit aurorapictureshow.org. $10.
Mon., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., 2014

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