A feminine being reflects on a dispiriting sexual experience. Alexandra Neuman directs “Semen Retention For A Better Tomorrow,” a claymation musical that displays a colorful landscape of flora and fauna while reckoning with the patriarchy and the climate crisis. After making love, the woman reflects in song about the insecurities and hypocrisy of her male partner. Seeking some form of catharsis, she encounters a tongue clicking snake that leads her to the head of a primordial creature who offers wisdom. Thoughtfully enigmatic, Neuman’s film embraces allegory and mystery in a poetic serenade of frustration. -Jinho Myung. Director, Writer, Animator: Alexandra Neuman. Composer: Lily Breshears. Sound Design: Ryan Carlile. Colorist: John Davidson.