Sundance Short Films At Cincinnati World Cinema June 21-30

Jun 20, 2019

Seven short films  from January's Sundance Film Festival will be showcased June 21 through June 30 at the Cincinnati World Cinema, 719 Race St. downtown.

Two films won a Short Film Special Jury Prize at Sundance: Fast Horse, a Canadian film about people of the Siksika nation preparing for competition at the Calgary Stampede, and The Minors, about three children who want their grandfather to play in their band.

Director Robert Machoian's 'The Minors' stars his three sons and father.
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"In terms of your personal enjoyment, the films you will see this year are generally more down-to-earth than Sundance touring short films we presented in prior years," says the Cincinnati World Cinema website listing the films.

"Worth noting, these films are more upbeat than the 2019 Oscar Shorts, which featured several films that while excellent, were stressful to watch. Perhaps it's a sign of the times or cyclical variation. Regardless, it's quality that matters – the Sundance shorts are original, well executed and entertaining — a program that will appeal to your intellect, emotions and sense of humor.

'Muteum,' an animated student film, has won awards at European film festivals.
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"With fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers a taste of festival programming – from sharply written comedy and drama, to an edgy genre piece, to relatable family sagas. The global reach of contemporary cinema is conveyed by filmmakers with roots in Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Tunisia and the USA. Indeed, program origin and content echoes the diversity seen in the entire short films field at this year's festival. Of the seven films you will see at the Garfield, five are made by women and three by people of color."

The other films are: Sometimes I Think I'm Dying, Muteum, Crude Oil, Brotherhood and Suicide By Sunlight.

The CincyWorldCinema website has a description of each film and screening times.