The short for this week is Gretchen Burger’s “Cover.” What Burger has to say about it: “This is a short non-fiction video I made with Cap Kotz of Cappy's Boxing Gym that explores what it means for a boxer to find and maintain cover.” The short is simple, crisp, and elegantly edited. Once again we discover the whole human universe in a tiny corner of our culture.

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Speaking of short films, beginning tonight (and ending on February 2), "Howard From Ohio"...

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...a short by SJ Chiro, the director of a short I posted on November 25, "The Perfect Human", will be screened at the Northwest Film Forum along with Edward P. Davee's feature How the Fire Fell (both films won top prizes at Local Sightings 2011). "Howard From Ohio" is about sex.