Art Movies Find Their Way To Mobile Screens

So it’s not just Hollywood flicks that excite mobile users. There are art-house movies too finding their way to smaller screens like cell phones and iPods. At the San Francisco International Film Festival this week, some 20 movies made for mobile devices (with 2-inch-by-3-inch screens) will be shown as part of the festival’s Pocket Cinema program. These are the kinds of moves that tackle serious issues. For instance, Katherin McInnis’ spookspeak, a four-minute film parodying the National Security Agency’s Echelon electronic eavesdropping program. Then there is Suprematist Kapital (.mov), by San Francisco filmmakers James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen, which tells a five-minute history of Western capitalism. So art shorts are creating history. [Via Wired]