Visit Nepal. Follow a 1930s Old West bank robber. Or enjoy animation.
You can do all that and more at Laguna Beach Film Society's "August Summer Shorts" at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at South Coast Cinema in Laguna Beach.
All the films were made by current or former Laguna Beach residents. Some are student films, such as Samantha Willson's "Abre Tus Alas" ("Spread Your Wings"), a 1.5-minute animated film about a family of birds in Mexico.
Willson made the film while studying sculpture and animation at the Laguna College of Art & Design. The film features an appealing group of jungle birds. Willson, who graduated in May, is now living in Pasadena.
"Each frame of my film is drawn by hand on paper and colored digitally on a computer," Willson said in an email. "I used paper cut-outs for my backgrounds to give an added child-like quality to my film. My film was inspired by Disney-animated films like 'The Three Caballeros' and artists like Brittney Lee."