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Highlights from the vital Sundance 2014 selections include wild, weird and wonderful short films that define the genre, at the forefront of cutting edge storytelling.
Rooftop Films is excited to re-team with Sundance Film Festival to present some of our favorite short films from their festival this year. Whether it’s a short narrative, animation, documentary or experimental film, Sundance brings the best with this diverse array of storytelling.
Marilyn Myller (Mikey Please | 6 min.)
Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.
Hacked Circuit (Deborah Stratman | 15 min.)
This circular study of the Foley process portrays sound artists at work constructing complex layers of fabrication and imposition.
I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked (Yuval Hamieri | 10 min.)
A man recreates with poor means a lost memory. A memory of the last day with his Mom. Objects come to life, in a desperate struggle, to produce one moment that was gone.
The Cut (Geneviève Dulude-De Celles | 14 min.)
The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.
Cruising Electric (Brumby Boylston | 1 min.)
The marketing department green-lights a red-light tie-in: 60 lost seconds of modern movie merchandising.
Funnel (Andre Hyland | 7 min.)
When a man's car breaks down, it sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.
Rat Pack Rat (Todd Rohal | 17 min.)
A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the boy's bedside.
Crime: The Animated Series - Marcus McGhee (Alix Lambert, Sam Chou | 5 min.)
When Hartford teacher Marcus McGhee has his car stolen, the police refuse to assist him.
Afronauts (Frances Bodomo | 13 min.)
It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this film inspired by true events.
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