bathtime.jpgTonight at the New School begins the 25th Asbury Shorts of New York, a festival of short subjects from around the world. Guest hosted by Tom Mooney, "President of Headquarters," this fest strives to "give people the opportunity to see these little gems in a real theater format on a big screen." Every year the Oscars honors short subject films and here's a great opportunity for you to see a few of them in the running.

This year's line up of films include The Climactic Death of Dark Ninja by Peter Craig, Bathtime in Clerkenwell by Alex Budovsky (pictured) winner of the 2004 Sundance Online Festival Viewer Award, an Ashbury favorite, Jason Reitman's newest Consent, Perpetual Motion by Kimberly Miner and many more. The exhibition will also be touring, making stops as far flung as Asbury Park in New Jersey, Chicago, The Outer Banks in North Carolina and the 92st Y.

The films begin at 7:30 pm in the Tishman Auditorium at The New School on West 12th St. between 5th & 6th Avenues. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased in advance via the website or at the door.