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Friday, May 16
Men and Animals Tour 2003: The Short Films of Jim Finn and Dean Rank
$5, doors/7 p.m., films/8 p.m., amanda@thecommonspace.org
Attendance: 6 people

Men! Animals! We love 'em all...Finn, a U. City native, and Rank, his partner-in-crime in Chicago, bring their national touring film festival to the 'space for a screening of their latest short film/video work. There's something for everyone, including (in the words of one recent reviewer), "a preponderance of ideas about alienation, representation and small animals." The schedule includes: Super-Max (2003, Finn), a tour of maximum security prisons shot from a moving car, their hulking forms framed by telephone poles and power lines that divide landscape and sky; Team (2003, Rank), uniformed young men and the sport they love; and wüstenspringmaus (2002, Finn), three minutes wherein "The Golden Age of Hollywood takes on the history and evolution of this delightful household pet." Eleven films, 74 minutes of good fun.

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