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World's Best Short Films Come to Manasquan on Oct. 15

October 4, 2011

New York City's Longest Running Exhibition of Award-Winning Short Films Debuts at Algonquin Arts Theatre

World's Best Short Films (Algonquin Arts Theatre Film Series)

Date & Time:
Saturday, Oct. 15 � 8 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J.

Tickets: $10
Algonquin Arts Box Office: 732-528-9211 or
All tickets subject to $2 processing fee.

MANASQUAN, N.J. (Oct. 4, 2011): The "World's Best Short Films," New York City's longest running exhibition of award-winning short films, will be presented at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

Produced as a fast-paced event in a "Short Film Concert" format, the program features the best in comedy, drama and animation by combining classic shorts with new international festival winners. A rare opportunity to see world-class films on the big screen in a theatrical setting, each of the one dozen titles included in "World's Best Short Films" ranges from two to 25 minutes long presented back to back much like a musician's set list.

Tickets are $10 and available online at, by calling 732-528-9211 or by stopping in to the box office at 173 Main Street. The exhibition is recommended for audiences age 16 and up. Each ticket is subject to a $2 processing fee.

Asbury Shorts, celebrating its 30th Anniversary with this touring exhibition, has taken its programs around the world from Boston to Chicago and Berlin to London. Director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) has hosted the show and called it "The best short film show I've ever seen."

Titles to be included Oct. 15 are:

"Our Time is Up," a 2007 Oscar Nominee for Best Live Action Short Film, stars acclaimed actor Kevin Pollack as therapist Dr. Leonard Stern who discovers he has six weeks to live and adopts a fresh method of treatment: being brutally honest.

"La Linea," which is an amazing little film set and shot entirely in the trunk of a car as three Mexican men attempt to smuggle themselves across the U.S. border for better jobs. A humorous and clever script led to selection as Audience Favorite at the 2011 D.C. Shorts Festival.

"The Wednesdays," a current international festival hit, is a whimsical tale of an elderly couple discovering a modern, if somewhat illegal, way to keep their passions alive. An award-winner at the world's most important short film festival, Claremont-Ferrand in France, and also at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park.

"Tulip," is a 2000 Oscar nominee from Australia directed by acclaimed actress Rachel Griffiths who starred in HBO's "Six Feet Under," and ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

"Autobank," is a film from Matthew Ehlers (a Sundance Festival Prize Winner).

"Backwards," an animated U.S. festival favorite from New York filmmaker Aaron Hughes, tells a love story entirely in reverse � including the dialogue.

Algonquin Arts Theatre was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for Central New Jersey residents.