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OCTOBER 25

Just how “micro” is this program of short films from Baltimore’s Microcinefest? Well, one of them is a two-minute entry by local filmmaker Alvin Ecarma whose title tells you everything you need to know: My Dog Has a Cyst. Still, sometimes a small film can make a big noise, as is the case with this program’s most interesting offering, Mike White’s Who Do You Think You’re Fooling? This scene-by-scene analysis of how Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs ripped off Ringo Lam’s City on Fire is both devastating and hilarious. Other highlights include The Morphology of Desire (pictured), a clever riff on the interchangeability of romance-novel heroines and heroes, and Farley Mowat Ate My Brother, an engagingly cheesy fake bio of the Canadian wildlife writer. Also included are a trailer for Jeff Krulik’s upcoming documentary about swingers, whose overweight exhibitionists should substantially diminish interest in seeing the finished film, and the local premiere of the director’s cut of Jon Moritsugu’s Terminal U.S.A., a feverishly campy assault on Japanese-American family values. At 3 p.m. at Bethesda Theater Cafe, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $5. (302) 299-9269. (Mark Jenkins)