Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., The Loft presents the Oscar nominated Animated Shorts, featuring a guest appearance by director Timothy Reckhart, a native Tusconan nominated for his delightful clay animation short, Head Over Heel. The short tells the tale of a couple living a very unique, separated life under one roof. Reckhart will stick around for a post film question-and-answer session. He’ll face stiff competition from director Minkyu Lee’s charming Adam and Dog, the story of the first dog and what he gave up to be man’s best friend. John Kahrs’ Paperman puts paper airplanes to heartwarming use, and Maggie Simpson has a crazy day in Maggie Simpson: The Longest Daycare. Fresh Guacamole creates the title dish using Christmas bulbs that change into Monopoly hotels when diced … I’m not kidding.