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Tentacle Machines and Anthropomorphic Mice at BAM Cinemas

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I’ve held a grudge against the animated short category at the Oscar’s since Don Herzfeldt didn’t win for Rejected. But I changed my mind last night when I saw this year’s winner, The Lost Thing, about a boy finding a home for the tentacle-filled machine he found on the beach. Out of this year’s nominees, I would’ve voted for it, too. You can retroactively decide who you wanted to win at BAM Rose Cinemas. They’re playing all ten of the Oscar nominated animated shorts through Sunday. It’s a fine collection featuring cows who want to be hamburgers, tiny anthropomorphic mice scaring predators with a mythical beast, a trip to Madagascar, night and day having a fight and a piece ironically supporting pollution. They’re so enthralling that you’ll be happy to pay full price.

2011 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue between St. Felix and Ashland Place [Prospect Heights, Brooklyn]
Runs through Sunday, March 13
Shows at 4:40 and 7:10pm

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After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.