By Admin | November 11, 2005

Asbury Shorts of New York is presenting an evening of short films at the beautiful Florence Gould Hall at the French Institute on Friday, November 18th at 8pm.

Director Jason Reitman ( will be the host for the evening. Jason’s debut feature film “Thank You for Smoking” based on the Christopher Buckley novel of the same name, recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to much acclaim and is being released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in March 2006. It stars Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Katie Holmes, and William H. Macy.

The lineup includes the following:

Gulp, In God We Trust, and Consent by Jason Reitman (all award-winners and have screened at Sundance and numerous other festivals)
Neo-Noir by Chase Palmer (25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2005 – Filmmaker Magazine)
9 by Shane Acker (Multi-Award winning short and currently working with Tim Burton on a feature adaptation of this short)
While the Widow is Away by Adam Reid (Winner – Seattle FF, Jacksonville FF, Visionquest)
Milton is a Shitbag by Courtney Davis (Winner – Slamdance, Austin FF)
Return I Will to Old Brazil by Alex Budovsky (New short by the creator of the multi-award-winning short Bathtime in Clerkenwell)
Perpetual Motion by Kimberly Miner (Student Academy Award winner)
Zombie-American by Nick Poppy (starring Ed Helms of The Daily Show)
Home Game by Martin Lund (Winner – Aspen Shortsfest, Screened at Sundance)

For more info, visit the Florence Gould Hall website.

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