Thursday, March 13, 2008


''Evening of World's Best Short Films'' comes to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Features Short Films of Jason Reitman, Director “JUNO” and “Thank You for Smoking”. Guest Host: Sara Edwards, Producer and Co-host “Backstage with Barry Nolan”.

Asbury Shorts New York, in conjunction with The Chris Britt Foundation, will present its acclaimed program, “An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films” in Remis Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Saturday March 22nd @ 8:00pm. Asbury Shorts New York is a 27 year touring exhibition of award winning short films. Doors open at 7:15pm when OTIS GROVE, a popular Boston jazz band will perform. Tickets are $ 10 for members and $12 for non -members. For info and on-line ticket purchasing go to:

Featured in the 2-hour presentation will be 3 award winning shorts directed by Jason Reitman, currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for the surprise feature film hit “JUNO.” The short films “Gulp,” “In God We Trust,” and most recently, “Consent,” have been instrumental in shaping Mr. Reitman’s Hollywood career. Producer and Entertainment Reporter Sara Edwards will serve as Special Guest Host of the program, which includes some of the elite, international award winning shorts from the past 10 years such as 3-time “Best of Show” & “Audience Favorite” honoree “SPIN” from Denver filmmaker Jamin Winans, 2001 Oscar nominee “Fait d’Hiver” by director Dirk Belien of Belgium, the hilarious Matthew Ehlers classic: “LUNCH,” and 2004 Student Academy Award Winner “Perpetua Motion” from animator Kimberly Minor, to mention just a few of the evening’s highlights.

The Emmy Award Winning Sara Edwards is familiar not only to the Boston area but across the country. In her 20 years of entertainment reporting, Sara has graced the red carpet at the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and other huge Hollywood events. For nearly a decade, she was the entertainment reporter and film critic at over 200 NBC TV affiliates across the country. She was also the arts & entertainment reporter for WHDH-TV in Boston. At CNB, Sara is a reporter, co-host and producer for “Backstage with Barry Nolan,” CN8’s national entertainment program. OTIS GROVE, a Boston based organ trio, will open the evening’s festivities with a set beginning at 7:15pm Their music has been described as a melting of jazz, hip-hop and rock into a fresh sounding, high energy funk machine.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is located at 465 Huntington Avenue. Information for this show can be obtained by calling 617-369-3907. The Box office number is: 617-369.3306.

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