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Skizz Cyzyk was indie-cool before indie was cool. Since 1983, the Baltimore-based filmmaker has made more than 50 films. Best to let Skizz describe a few himself: “Manager’s Corner uses a found audio clip of Earl Weaver….I animated it using ‘Xerox art’ and [cels],” he says via e-mail. “Gumdrops is just a bunch of gumdrops moving around to music. For some reason, my folks gave me a ton of gumdrops many years ago and I decided to use them in a film. Unfortunately, over the past five years…the gumdrops grew mold and I had to throw them out, then buy more gumdrops in order to finish the film. Hair Dryer Chairs Version 2004 is the latest version of an ever-growing project I will forever be working on as long as there are hair dryer chairs in my living room and friends who come to visit.” Also included in the AFI’s Skizz Cyzyk Retrospective is a restored version of the classic Bad Aliens From Another Planet, which is pretty self-explanatory. The program screens at 9 p.m. at the AFI’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8.50. (301) 495-6700. (Dave Nuttycombe)