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Today’s 7 p.m. DC Shorts screening includes the 13-minute Life in
a Box
. The festival’s program intriguingly describes this drama as
“two women and a choice—to die by someone else’s expectations, or
to live by your own.”

We caught up with writer-director Andrea Sherrel Ellis to chat about
her movie, her work, and the importance of supporting short films.