Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 Sundance Film Festival: 10 Short Films Online!

old fangs Please Say Something Mr. Okra Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No Voice on the Line
Para Fuera Charlie and the Rabbit Thompson Let’s Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates The S From Hell

2010年《日舞电影节 / 圣丹斯电影节》Sundance Film Festival的短片竞赛项目,从逾6千份报名作品中严选出【70部佳作】,汇集主办方美国及国际间其余15地的精英,角逐共8项【依类划分】的短片奖,其中最受瞩目的非《Where the Wild Things Are》名导 Spike Jonze 的【机器恋】短片《I’m Here》莫属,且于同项目争奖的还包括了另携诗人传记影片《Howl》参展先在圣丹斯试反应随后攻柏林James Franco 所执导,并由在《The Runaways》抢尽二女光芒的 Michael Shannon 主演的《Herbert White》。

以下分享的并非上述提及的【含商业光环】二作,而是其中10部分别透过【YouTube Screening Room】,以及该影展的【专属U管】作线上【公评】的短片,涵盖剧情、动画及纪录片种,当中不乏拓展视野之作,尤以去年于柏林影展膺最佳短片的《Please Say Something》为最,惟个人最爱氛围冷寂而惊悚,且愁意凝聚着一股教人窒息的感觉,再加上用色夺目呈烈性的《old fangs》;至于数部未解其背景资料的短篇纪录片,则尚在【消化当中】……




old fangs — 11 min — Animated
A young wolf decides to confront his father.

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Please Say Something — 10 min — Animated
A troubled relationship between a cat and mouse set in the distant future.

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Mr. Okra — 11 min — Documentary
A portrait of the beloved New Orleans vegetable salesman.

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Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No — 4 min — Documentary
In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey,
the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter.

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Voice on the Line — 7 min — New Frontier
The era of nuclear anxiety,
the red scare and covert CIA plots forever changed how we engaged with the telephone.

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Para Fuera — 9 min — Documentary
A portrait of Dr. Richard J. Bing on his hundredth birthday.

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Charlie and the Rabbit — 9 min — Dramatic
Charlie, a four-year-old who loves Bugs Bunny, decides to hunt a rabbit of his own.

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Thompson — 10 min — Documentary
About two friends (Matt and Ryan) on the verge of adulthood.

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Let’s Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates — 2 min — Documentary
In 2008, 37 death-row inmates were executed. None of their organs were donated.
Considering that there are currently 2,775 people on the waiting list for heart transplants,
shouldn’t we be harvesting healthy organs from executed inmates?

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The S From Hell — 9 min — Documentary
A doc/horror about the scariest corporate symbol in history,
the 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka The S From Hell.

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