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First Thursdays: Sundance Shorts Tour at 11AM Thursday, December 5, 2019

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First Thursdays: Sundance Shorts Tour at 11AM Part of the First Thursdays series

  • Date: December 5
  • Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Price: $10
    $10 adults, $5 students
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045

This series is generously supported by Sheffield Foundation
through the Gorton Producer Program

 

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their run-time, 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.

*Please be advised that while these films are not rated, some deal with adult situations and language.

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 launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. 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.

 

2019 PROGRAM:

 

sometimes, i think about dying

Jim Sarbh and Katy Wright Mead appear in sometimes i think about dying by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Matthew Pothier.

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.

U.S.A.

 

FAST HORSE

A still from FAST HORSE by Alexandra Lazarowich, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Aaron Munson.

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 Blackfoot Confederacy.

Canada

 

Suicide By Sunlight

Natalie Paul appears in Suicide By Sunlight by Nikyatu Jusu, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Daisy Zhou.

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.

U.S.A.

 

Muteum

A still from Muteum by Aggie Pak Yee Lee, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Aggie Pak Yee Lee

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.

Estonia, Hong Kong

 

Crude Oil

Andreina Byrne appears in Crude Oil by Christopher Good, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jeremy Osbern.

Director and screenwriter: Christopher Good

Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.

U.S.A.

 

The MINORS

Arri Graham, Ezra Graham and Jonah Graham appear in The MINORS by Robert Machoian, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Robert Machoian.

 

Director and screenwriter: Robert Machoian

A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.

U.S.A.

 

Brotherhood

Malek Mechergui appears in Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Vincent Goneville Production: Midi La Nuit / Cinétéléfilms

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.

Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden

 

Short Film at Sundance Film Festival

Each January, the Short Film Program at the Sundance Film Festival showcases between 70 and 80 shorts, helping to support careers working in the form while also discovering new talent in filmmaking. Every type of filmmaking style is welcome: animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental stories are chosen to reflect the diversity and range of each year’s pool of submissions. The Sundance Film Festival accepts content that is 49 minutes or under for the Short Film category from any country.

The Sundance Film Festival celebrates the short form worldwide, from the high mountains of Park City to the online realm. The Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Tamara Jenkins, Ted Demme, Tim Blake Nelson, Alexander Payne, Paul Dinello, Martin McDonagh, Jason Reitman, and many others.

 

 

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