Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour + blknws
Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. The Sundance Film Festival has always been proud to treat short films with the highest regard and to give a home to new (and old) projects for audiences to discover and celebrate.
Program of 7 Films below:
“Sometimes, i think about Dying” / U.S.A. (Director: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Screenwriters: Stefanie Abel
Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento) — Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might
want to date her.
“FAST HORSE” / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich) — The Blackfoot bareback
horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red
Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the
“Suicide By Sunlight” / U.S.A. (Director: Nikyatu Jusu, Screenwriters: Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams)
— Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her
bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.
“Muteum” / Estonia, Hong Kong (Director and screenwriter: Äggie Pak Yee Lee) — In an art museum, we
learn — from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.
“Crude Oil” / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Christopher Good) — Jenny breaks free from a toxic
friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.
“The MINORS” / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robert Machoian) — A slice of life about a grandpa and
his grandsons, the future and the past.
“Brotherhood” / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Meryam Joobeur) — When a
hardened Tunisian shepherd’s son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises
between father and son.
These screenings will also be preceded by Kahlil Joseph’s BLKNWS “fugitive newscast” project which is also concurrently screening at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Kahlil has reinterpreted the classic Pathe newsreel through contemporary black voices
2 Screenings only! Thur 1-23 and Sunday 1-26!