This week's short film is by Salise Hughes, a local artist who recycles and remixes forgotten scenes in classical Hollywood movies. Her work subjects the visual to the logic or condition of music. Often in cinema, and particularly Hollywood cinema, the function of music is too communicate the internal state of a leading character—she is sad, she is tense, she is scheming. Information about the character deepens or drives the plot. In Hughes' short films, the music is removed from its work in a narrative and transformed into a pure mood, pure images—a man swimming, a tourist walking through a wilderness of strange noises. In "Shiny Things," which features music by Jason Staczek and vocals by Alicia Dara, a bank robbery is stripped of its initial meaning and reprocessed to produce a beautiful but sad mood. Money will never buy you happiness.