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In a staring contest between an aging woman and the moon, I’m going with the moon. Sure, the black-and-white animated heroine of Lilli Carre’s short “What Hits the Moon” has a better chance of getting ol’ Luna to blink first than she does, say, the sun—but, even in a “flexible environment where stars may be used to replace decaying teeth,” the smart money is on the celestial body. Not every short screening as part of the Chicago-based Ice Capades Film and Video Series features such a heavy man-vs.-nature theme, however: Chris Cowgill’s minimalist-animated version of Richard Pryor’s black-man-meets-Dracula comedy bit, “Winos Deal With It,” and Seth Vanek’s “Andy,” a recreation of Andy Kaufman’s Mighty Mouse routine, both offer more lighthearted yet no-less-high-minded fare. Keep your eyes peeled when the films show at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Screening Room, 1017 7th St. NW. $5. (202) 783-3933. (Matthew Borlik)