Sundance Short Films 2023 | Berliner Berg Garden Cinema

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A slice of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival… at your local theater!

Date: Monday 14th of August 2023
Time: 8.30pm
Location: Berliner Berg

The Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as alumni Andrea Arnold, Lake Bell, Damien Chazelle, Destin Daniel Cretton, Debra Granik, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Todd Haynes, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Shaka King, Dee Rees, Joey Soloway, Taika Waititi, and many others.

This year’s tour features a 90-minute theatrical program of seven short films from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival — including two Festival Award winners — with fiction, documentary, and animated shorts from around the world.

Help Me Understand — United States (Writer-director: Aemilia Scott, Producers: Paul Feig, Laura Fischer, Kesila Childers, Erica Fishman, Amy Geist)

Six women come to a consensus. Fiction. Cast: Dana Powell, Dierdre Friel, Rachael Harris, Nicole Michelle Haskins, Kate Flannery, Ken Marino, Kali Racquel

Inglorious Liaisons — France/Belgium (Writer-directors: Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye, Producers: Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, William Henne)

On the night of a big party for Lucie, Maya, and their friends, Jimmy has also come. Everyone knows he is here for Maya, but does she have the same feelings for Jimmy? Fiction/Animation. Cast: Evmorfia Spanoudis, Hélène Bolenge Boteku

Parker — United States (Directors: Catherine Hoffman, Sharon Liese, Producers: Sharon Liese, Funmi Ogunro, Samantha Hake)

Three generations of a Kansas City family are finally unified when they do something that countless other Black Americans could not — choose their own last name. Nonfiction.

Pro Pool — Canada (Writer-director: Alec Pronovost, Producer: Patrick Francke-Sirois)

Newly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and civilization, Charles-Olivier struggles to find a job in his field and must rely on a clerk position in a pool shop. Feeling down, he navigates his gig as best he can. Fiction. Cast: Louis Carrière, Alexis Martin, Sylvie De Morais, Sébastien Rajotte, Oussama Fares, Louis Girard-Bock

Rest Stop — United States (Writer-director: Crystal Kayiza, Producers: Jalena Keane-Lee, Brit Fryer)

On a bus ride from New York to Oklahoma, Meyi, a young Ugandan-American girl, realizes her place in the world through her mother’s ambitious effort to reunite their family. Fiction. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction presented by Shutterstock at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Cast: Leeanna E. Tushabe, Alicia Basiima, Khalid Semakula, Robert Wanyama, Margaret Bisase, Olivia Nantongo.

Take Me Home — United States (Writer-director: Liz Sargent, Producer: Minos Papas)

After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward. Fiction. Cast: Anna Sargent, Jeena Yi, Joan Sargent

When You Left Me On That Boulevard — United States (Writer-director: Kayla Abuda Galang, Producers: Alifya Ali, David Oconer, Udoy Rahim, Samantha Skinner)

Teenager Ly and her cousins get high before a boisterous family Thanksgiving at their auntie’s house in southeast San Diego in 2006. Fiction. Winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize presented by Shutterstock at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Cast: Kailyn Dulay, Melissa Arcaya, Elle Rodriguez, Whitney Agustin, Gina May Gimongala, Allan Wayne Anderson.


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