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Sundance Select Short Films 2019

Sundance Select Short Films 2019
July 12 - Aug 08, 2019

07/21 | 12:30 PM
07/23 | 5:30 PM
07/25 | 5:30 PM
07/26 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
07/27 | 3:00 PM
07/28 | 3:00 PM
07/30 | 8:00 PM
08/01 | 8:00 PM
08/02 | 12:30 PM
08/04 | 12:30 PM
08/08 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $5
Public: $10

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit. 

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.


Sometimes, I Think About Dying

Directed By: Stefanie Abel Horowitz
Genre: Drama
Origin: USA

Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.

Directed By: Alexandra Lazarowich
Genre: Documentary
Origin: Canada

The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Suicide By Sunlight
Directed By: Nikyatu Jusu
Genre: Drama
Origin: USA

Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.

Directed By: Äggie Pak Yee Lee
Genre: Animation
Origin: Hong Kong

In an art museum, we learn -- from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.

Crude Oil
Directed By: Christopher Good
Genre: Drama | Comedy
Origin: USA

Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.

Directed By: Robert Machoian
Genre: Drama
Origin: USA

A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.

Directed By: Meryam Joobeur
Genre: Drama
Origin: Canada | Tunisia | Qatar | Sweden

When a hardened Tunisian shepherd's son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.

Total Runtime: 96 minutes

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: June 28
Echo in the Canyon
Later Event: July 19