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Rooftop Films Presents: Sundance Shorts
Jun 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Highlights from Sundance 2015 include wild, weird and wonderful short films.
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Films Begin
PALM ROT (Ryan Gillis | USA | 8 min.)
Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate unto his airboat. That’s just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.
THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL (Kitty Green | Australia | 7 min.)
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of gold medal-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.
PAPA MACHETE (Jonathan David Kane | USA | 10 min.)
“Papa Machete” is a glimpse into the life of Alfred Avril, a poor farmer who lives in the hills of Jacmel, Haiti. He also happens to be a master of the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing, known in Creole as tire machèt.
MYNARSKI DEATH PLUMMET (Matthew Rankin | Canada | 8 min.)
A completely hand-made historical micro-epic about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg’s doomed Second World War hero, Andrew Mynarski (1916-1944). When his bomber jet is raked with enemy canon-fire over France, Mynarski unsuccessfully attempts to save the life of a trapped crew-mate before falling into an incandescent death-spiral towards earth.Combining wartime aviation agitprop with classical and avant-garde animation techniques (including stop-motion, silhouettes, bleaching, scratching, hand-painting and rubbing letratone patterns directly on the celluloid) Mynarski Death Plummet is a psychedelic photo-chemical war picture on the theme of self-sacrifice, immortality and jellyfish.
VOLTA (Stella Kyriakopoulos | Greece | 11 min.)
A mother and daughter start out from downtown Athens and head to the northern suburbs of the city. Nina thinks she’s going on a walk.
POP-UP PORNO: M4M (Stephen Dunn | Canada | 4 min.)
A lonely traveler on a business trip to New York finds himself in a heated Grindr chat with his worst nightmare.
MULIGNANS (Shaka King | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
n.1. Italian-American slang for nigger.
Derived from Italian dialect word for eggplant.
See also moolie.
*source: urban dictionary and pretty much every mob movie ever
MYRNA THE MONSTER (Ian Samuels | USA | 18 min.)
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20something.
STORM HITS JACKET (Paul Cabon | France | 13 min.)
A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Nature goes crazy, two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness.