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We’re excited to present the eclectic Sundance Film Festival Shorts program—one of the year’s most anticipated events for cinema fans—virtually for the first time!
Sundance’s annual program is widely considered the world’s premier showcase for short films and a launching pad for many now-prominent filmmakers—including such Wex favorites as Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, and Debra Granik. (80 mins., digital video). Closed captioning available. Special thanks to Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival.
(Diffan Sina Norman, 2020, Malaysia/US)
A devout woman's lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions. (9 mins., digital video)
(Thea Hollatz, 2019, Canada)
Ace is having a hot flash, and she's about to go live on local television. This short explores how one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another. (10 mins., digital video)
The Deepest Hole
(Matt McCormick, 2020, US)
While the space race and arms race are common Cold War knowledge, few know about the United States’ and Soviet Union’s race to dig the deepest hole. This is particularly surprising since Hell may have been inadvertently discovered in the process. (12 mins., digital video)
(Ashley Williams, 2019, US)
A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat. (10 mins., digital video)
(Keisha Rae Witherspoon, 2019, US)
A film crew follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model RIP T-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead. (14 mins., digital video)
So What If the Goats Die
(Sofia Alaoui, 2019, France/Morocco)
Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the snow that’s blocking him in order to get food and save this cattle. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. Winner, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize. (23 mins., digital video)
So What If The Goats Die, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
Benevolent Ba, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
Hot Flash, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
The Deepest Hole, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
Meats, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
T, image courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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2020 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour