With a single tongue-in-cheek image — a naked, tattooed couple sharing an oversized pair of boxers — the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films poster has achieved what so many programmers and curators have attempted over the years: making short movies sexy. Once the skin pulls you in, though, crafty SF Shorts founder and director James Kenney has a lot more up his short-sleeve than titillation. Eschewing the subgenre of gimmicky, one-joke short-shorts, he’s packed six meaty programs with fully realized miniature dramas and documentaries. “Program 1: Flights of Fancy” (screening Sept. 9 and 12), for example, proffers a poignant collection of relationship sagas highlighted by local filmmakers Robert Arnold and Cynthia Mitchell's disarmingly casual and... More >>>