We're missing the point if we pay too much attention to the politics surrounding the demise of Cinematexas. We're wasting time if we sit around wondering who's to blame and what might be gained by sifting through the remains. All that matters now is what they were really about: wannabes shutting up, getting to work, and taking a shot; a big-school-backed shorts festival screening the results alongside those from more established experimenters; and people showing up to watch. If what we saw wasn't always – or often or ever – to our taste, at least we knew we were among folks more concerned with what they were seeing than they were with which talentless industry hanger-on they were being seen with. Don't R.I.P., CT.
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