This Weekend: 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour @ PhilaMOCA

PhilaMOCA will screen the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, a 95-minute theatrical program of eight short films selected from this year’s Festival! Short on time but big on style, the Short Film Tour features a wide variety of storytelling, including fiction, documentary, animation and, for the first time, a Native film. Half of the films in the program won a Short Film Jury Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

 

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Four screenings:
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 + 9:30 PM
Sunday, July 10, 3:00 + 5:00 PM
$10 admission, no refunds or exchanges
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each screening

Tickets available here.

Program Trailer:

2016 Sundance Short Film Tour: official trailer from Sundance Institute on Vimeo.

Full List:

Affections
Written and directed by Bridey Elliott. U.S.A., 16 minutes.
This comedy about isolation and loneliness follows a young woman who is adrift and seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Bacon & God’s Wrath
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction, Presented by YouTube
Written and directed by Sol Friedman. Canada, 9 minutes.
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Edmond
Short Film Jury Award: Animation, Presented by YouTube
Written and directed by Nina Gantz. United Kingdom, 9 minutes.
Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires.

Her Friend Adam
Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance (Grace Glowicki)
Written and directed by Ben Petrie. Canada, 17 minutes.
A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

Jungle
Written and directed by Asantewaa Prempeh. U.S.A., 13 minutes.
The lines between trust, betrayal, and forgiveness are intertwined for two Senegalese vendors as they try to make a living on the streets of New York City.

The Grandfather Drum
Written and directed by Michelle Derosier. Canada, 13 minutes.
As the balance of the world turns upside down for the Anishinabek people, the elder Naamowin builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people.

The Procedure
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction, Presented by YouTube
Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. U.S.A., 4 minutes.
A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

Thunder Road
Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube
Written and directed by Jim Cummings. U.S.A., 13 minutes.
Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

Author: Ryan Silberstein

Ryan spends his days at a company named one of the best to work for in the Philadelphia area, and his nights as a mysterious caped vigilante saving his city from the disease that is crime watching movies. He lives on a diet consisting of film, comic books, experimental beer, black coffee, and those big metal historical markers around town. Follow him on Twitter and Letterboxd.

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