The first film of Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy)—a short made in LA in 1980 that is also known as Edge City—offers a bizarre look at American pop culture; a Chicago premiere. On the same program, some early shorts by other well-known directors: Orson Welles’s Hearts of Ages (a silent parody of the avant-garde that qualifies as juvenilia, shot in 1934); George Lucas’s one-minute film with still photographs, A Look at Life (made around 1960); Martin Scorsese’s What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1962); and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin (1968).