Summer screenings opening: SUMMER SHORTS US

Date:
10.07.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
original language with russian subtitles

Best films from the last Sundance festival, one of the top film festivals in America. The programme includes short films on how to survive in the wild, what to do at a party in a foreign country where you are a stranger and what “apocalyptic fun” truly means. It also included screening of Adventure Time episode for the first time on the big screen.

The Apocalypse

USA 2013, 6 min.
Director Andrew Zuchero
Short

4 uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea of how to spend their Saturday afternoon. The Apocalypse.

Festivals and awards:
Sundance Film Festival – participation

Social Butterfly

France/USA 2013, 14 min.
Director Lauren Wolkstein
Short

A 30-year-old American woman enters a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

Festivals and awards:
Sundance Film Festival – participation
SXSW Film Festival – participation
OUTFEST – participation

Thank You

USA/South Korea 2011, 11 min.
Directors: Pendleton Ward, Tom Herpich
Animation

A snow golem is attacked in the forest by his species’ mortal enemy, a pack of fire wolves, who accidentally leave a cub behind after their retreat. The golem’s solitary life is then thrown comically into chaos as he attempts to care for the cub while fighting danger to reunite the cub with its family. The story of ‘Thank You’ is by Pendleton Ward, the creator of Cartoon Network’s hit animated show, ‘Adventure Time’ and storyboard artist, Tom Herpich.

Festivals and awards:
Atlanta Film Festival – Grand Jury Award
Sundance Film Festival – participation

Black Metal

USA 2013, 9 min.
Director Kat Candler
Short

When a teen murders his math teacher in the name of a black metal band, the mid 30s lead singer will have to re-evaluate the two things he loves most, his music and his family. Black Metal, a dark drama, follows Ian, a husband, father and musician struggling with the guilt and blame of a tragic and senseless murder.

Festivals and awards:
Sundance Film Festival – participation
SXSW Film Festival – participation

Feral

USA 2012, 13 min.
Director Daniel Sousa
Animation

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

Festivals and awards:
Sundance Film Festival – participation
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Best Story

Palimpsest

USA 2013, 18 min.
Director Michael Tyburski
Short

A successful house tuner provides clients a unique form of therapy that examines subtle details in their living spaces.

Festivals and awards:
Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Special Jury Prize
Ashland Independent Film Festival – participation

Age restriction: 16+