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On the eve of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, we present a program of eight shorts, including some award winners, from last year’s event.
In Bridey Elliott’s Affections, a lonely young woman seeks intimacy in the most unlikely places. In Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath (Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction), a 90-year-old Jewish woman prepares to taste bacon for the first time. Edmond (Short Film Jury Award: Animation) by Nina Grantz depicts a man questioning his impulse to love, and in Ben Petrie’s Her Friend Adam (Short Film Special Jury Award), a boyfriend’s jealousy spells romantic doom. In Asantewaa Prempeh’s Jungle, two Senegalese vendors navigate the streets of New York, and in Michelle Derosier’s The Grandfather Drum, an elder of the Anishinabek people builds a healing drum. Calvin Lee Reeder’s The Procedure (Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction) depicts a strange experiment. Writer-director-star Jim Cummings filmed Thunder Road, the Short Film Grand Jury Prize winner, in a single take. Some films include adult content. Program 95 min.