2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

wednesday, january 8 AT 7:30PM | regular admission prices

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launch-pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years.

“A cinematic buffet … this eclectic mix delights.” – Lisa Trifone, Third Coast Review

Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga. Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. The Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Debra Granik, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others

The program:

sometimes, i think about dying — Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.  (Dir. by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, 2019, USA, 12 mins., Not Rated)

Fast Horse — 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 Blackfoot Confederacy. (Dir. by Alexandra Lazarowich, 2019, Canada, 14 mins., Not Rated)

Suicide by Sunlight  — 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.  (Dir. by Nikyatu Jusu, 2019, USA, 17 mins., Not Rated)

Muteum — In an art museum, we learn — from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.  Animated.  (Dir. by Äggie Pak Yee Lee, 2017, Estonia/Hong Kong, 4 mins., Not Rated)

Crude Oil — Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.  (Dir. by Christopher Good, 2019, USA, 15 mins., Not Rated)

The Minors — A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.  (Dir. by Robert Machoian, 2019, USA, 10 mins., Not Rated)

Brotherhood — When a hardened Tunisian shepherd’s son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son. (Dir. by Meryam Joobeur, 2018, Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden, in Arabic with English subtitles, 25 mins., Not Rated)

Total program running time: 100 mins.