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Published June 2, 2010 at 8:20 a.m.

Still from "Widow"
  • Still from "Widow"

South Burlington filmmaker Michael Fisher has a new short film up on his Vimeo page called “After the Dance.” It’s a haunting vignette about an estranged couple set to Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” with (unusually for this director) snippets of dialogue. Fisher will take two earlier films on the road in early June: “Widow” (shot at the Rokeby Museum) to White River Indie Films this weekend and “Backwater” to the Lake Placid Film Forum. “Widow” will appear in a volume of the Journal of Short Film, a quarterly peer-reviewed DVD distributed to film-studies programs nationwide.

Check out the trailer for a local sci-fi film called Tin Can, shot in Milton — it’s on YouTube and Facebook. The low-budget flick is still in postproduction, but it looks to be in the Moon vein, with most of the action set on a claustrophobic — and convincing — spaceship. Hence the title.