Oh, the delights and disappointments of those Lunchable days of youth. Saturday morning cartoon blocks ending abruptly in SoulTrain. Playing Frankenstein at the soda fountain, only to find everything tastes like Sprite. The comforting klaxon of the all-clear siren followed by a late-night shelling. Iranian filmmaker Mahmood Rahmani grew amidst the variable geography of the Persian Gulf War, putting a slight bit more on his childhood plate than catching Blink in concert. Rahmani channels his experiences into the short film Molf-e-Gand, screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, a single-take monologue about the whimsy and abject terror of coming of age at the worst possible time.
[Wed. 1.26.11. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617.267.9300. 3:30pm/$7, $6 members, seniors and students. mfa.org]