First the good news: I got my keyboard replaced, and now I have my beloved Trackpoint back. Things are looking up.
Bad news: Here is the list of picks for International Critics Week at Cannes. One short, The Day I Was Born, by Japanese director Manda Kunitoshi, features a “baby born on September 11 2001,” so that may have filled the thematic slot I was targetting. There were no US shorts among the seven selected, though. In fact, there are no US films at all.
Good news: I got the no-subtitles version dubbed and submitted to the Edinburgh Film Festival, which cut me a week’s slack while I tried to get the subtitled version outputted.
Bad news: I haven’t gotten the subtitled version outputted yet. There are memory problems with Final Cut Pro, which doesn’t seem to recognize the 30+ available gigabytes on my external drive. At this rate, though, I’ll be able to sit next to everyone who watches it and translate the French parts for them.