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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Short Films: Live Action

Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00pm
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Showcasing a wide variety of stories and styles, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films: Live Action program is an entertaining and provocative collection of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launching pad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Featuring both fiction and documentary live action shorts, the eclectic 2014 program (which includes three Sundance award-winners) ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition. Once again this year, The Loft is proud to be one of a handful of venues screening this special shorts collection compiled by programmers at the Sundance Institute. Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the year’s best shorts right here at The Loft Cinema!

It’s July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon. (Dir. by Frances Bodomo. USA, 12 minutes

The Cut
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut. (Dir. by Geneviève Dulude-Decelles, Canada, 15 minutes)

Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. (Dir. by Rose McGowan, USA, 17 minutes)

I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction
A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone. (Dir. by Yuval Hameiri & Michal Vaknin. Israel, 9 minutes)

I’m a Mitzvah
A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico. (Dir. by Ben Berman, USA, 19 minutes)
Love. Love. Love.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Short Film Special Jury Award: Non-fiction
Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms. (Dir. by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram. Russia, 12 minutes)

MeTube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”
George Bizet`s “Habanera” from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet. (Dir. by Daniel Moshel. Austria, 5 minutes)

A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.(Dir. by Brett Weiner, USA, 7 minutes)