If you’re looking for some awesome short films that aren’t necessarily the austere, oscar-nominated shorts, Northwest Film Forum has a program for you. This Wednesday, January 11 at 7:15pm, head to NWFF for their presentation of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour. The show features 8 films totaling 95 minutes of some of the best and weirdest short cinema featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In Affections (USA), directed by Bridley Elliott, we meet a woman on the brink of some kind of crazy as she mulls over whether or not she wants to stay with her boring, faithful boyfriend, or else leave him for a charismatic street person. At just 17 minutes, the film manages to tell a complete story with a lot of humor, warmth and strong performances.
Director Calvin Lee Reeder‘s 3-minute gem The Procedure (USA) won the Grand Jury Award: US Fiction for it’s bizarre and terrifying depiction of an unassuming guy who gets abducted from work and subjected to “the procedure.” You’ll have to see the film to find out just what that procedure might possibly be…
The Grad Jury Prize went to a big little film called Thunder Road (USA), starring and directed by Jim Cummings. Shot in a single 12-minute take, the film features Cummings as an awkward but affable police officer who performs an impromptu performance at his mother’s funeral—and the hilarity that ensues.
Other films include:
Jungle (13 min, USA, directed by Asantewaa Prempeh)
Edmond (7 min, United Kingdom, directed by Nina Gantz, Grand Jury Award: Animation)
Bacon & God’s Wrath (9 min, Canada, directed by Sol Friedman, Grand Jury Award: Non-Fiction)
Her Friend Adam (16 min, Canada, directed by Ben Petrie, Grand Jury Special Award: Acting)
The Grandfather Drum (11 min, Canada, directed by Michelle Derosier)
2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
When: Wednesday, January 11, 7:15pm
Where: Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave)
Tickets are $11 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 members