Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Film festival focuses on short takes.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora Journal Staff Writer

One hundred and eighty seconds.

If you're waiting for a traffic light to change, it's an eternity. If you're sitting on the electric chair you get the idea.

But if you're watching a three-minute movie, well, it could go either way.

"I personally think you can communicate an incredible amount of information in a really, really short time," said Jerry Barron, curator of Plan B's 3-Minute Film Fest.

But, Barron said, who will screen as many as 200 short films for this year's festival, even three minutes can seem like ages, if the film isn't any good.

"One of the problems we get into, considering the subject matter chosen for a lot of these films, is that even at three minutes, they're too long," Barron said. …

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