Short Films from the
2008 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute Art House Project
December 12-14 & 16-18
Selected by Sundance Institute programmers from the 83 short films screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this lively program of nine shorts covers a variety of genres, styles and cultures. In Andrew Okpeaha MacLean's Sikumi (On the Ice), an Inuit hunter in the Arctic inadvertently becomes witness to a murder. Daniel Robin's my olympic summer is a touching documentary on the filmmaker's parents set against the hostage crisis at the 1972 Munich Olympic games. The animated Yours Truly from Britain's Osbert Parker is a dazzling " cartoon noir" incorporating iconic Hollywood imagery. In Danish filmmaker Mads Matthiesen's poignant Dennis, an introverted bodybuilder goes out on a date and disappoints his mother. Dan Beers' hilarious FCU: Fact Checkers Unit stars Pete and Brian (Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca) as two FCU agents who break into Bill Murray's home to confirm a magazine item about his bedtime habits. In the German film W., a most unusual public service announcement, a social outcast describes how he found his place in the world. I Love Sarah Jane from Australian Spencer Susser is an apocalyptic teenage romance, combining the crush of first love and the crunch of zombies. In Myna Joseph's Man, two sisters form an unusual bond during an encounter with a young man. Another surprising Australian entry, Nash Edgerton's Spider, proves that practical jokes can backfire in a big way. Some subject matter is recommended for mature audiences. Program approximately 102 min.

The Rafael's exclusive Bay Area presentation of this program is part of its participation in Sundance Institute Art House Project, a national alliance of theaters across the country supporting Sundance Institute's mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences.
Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Dec 12 2008 - Dec 18 2008
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901
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