Statement from David O. Russell about Past Forward, a 12-minute monochrome “surreal dreamscape” short that he directed: “It was completely what I wanted to do. It was so open that I didn’t think it was going to happen. Because nobody got paid or anything. It wasn’t like that. It was to do it just to do it. I almost think the whole thing is almost a premonition of how the country feels right now to me. Because the movies that I love, the dreams that I love, have a feeling of uncertainty in them. You can still find love or locate yourself in them, but they’re tinged with a feeling of uncertainty.” Allison Williams, Freida Pinto and Kuoth Wiel as the same woman “trapped in a suspenseful dream.” Costarring John Krasinski (who needs to lose weight), Ben-Hur‘s Jack Huston, Connie Britton, Paula Patton, Sacha Baron Cohen, etc.