Looking for a unique, anti-summer-blockbuster cinematic option this weekend? Then head over to the Carnegie in Covington for Cincinnati World Cinema's latest offering, "Summer Shorts: Nine Nation Animation," which feature, yes, nine adult-oriented animated shorts from different countries across the globe. The shorts range greatly in terms of style and content — from Average 40 Matches, a brief stop-motion piece about wooden matches yearning to satisfy their cigarette craving, to Never Like the First Time, a documentary about four Swedes who describe the first time they had sex, experiences that range from the horrific (“I was somehow naked when I woke up”) to the transcendent (“The air was like champagne”).
There's also a 10-minute bonus short called Transit, which looks at the perils of adultery. As usual, CWC offers a post-screening discussion, this time hosted by David Hartz, art director and associate professor in UC's Electronic Media Department. “Summer Shorts: Nine Nation Animation” screens 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Carnegie. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
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