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This touring program of international digital video runs Friday through Sunday, November 7 through 9, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets are $10, $12 at the door; an $85 pass admits you to all screenings. For more information call 312-397-4010.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Short videos, program one

From Austria, Virgil Widrich's astounding animation Fast Film offers a dense, encyclopedic survey of American cinema, acknowledging both the primacy of the director and the outsize personalities of the studio-era stars; its dazzling optical effects, suggesting both collapse and regeneration, remind us that Europeans have always responded to the speed, dexterity, and visceral power of American movies. (Patrick Z. McGavin) 11 more shorts complete the program. (8:00)

Cinema Electronica

A collection of 21 music videos for Kid Koala, Dan the Automator, Ken Ishii, Mint Royale, DJ Shadow, Bjork, Yoko Ono, and others. (10:00)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Off the Map

Nine short videos about the world, presented by National Geographic. (2:00)

Videos That Rock

A collection of 19 music videos for Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Super Furry Animals, Beck, the White Stripes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others. (4:00)

Short videos, program two

Seven shorts. (6:00)

Spike Jonze Rarities

This program of short videos by Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) includes his latest, "Torrance Rises"; a documentary on the making of the Fatboy Slim video "Weapon of Choice"; and shelved music videos for Oasis, Mike Watt, and the Flaming Lips. (8:00)

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

The electro-pop group Daft Punk and video maker Leiji Matsumoto collaborated on this animated musical feature. (10:00)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Cinema Electronica

See listing for Friday, November 7. (1:00)

Short videos, program three

Eight shorts. (3:00)

By Design

A program of 20 experimental design films. (5:00)

Michel Gondry Retrospective

A program of short work by French director Michel Gondry, whose resume includes music videos for Bjork, the Chemical Brothers, the White Stripes, and the Rolling Stones. (7:00)

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Agenda Teaser

Galleries & Museums
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