The Sundance Institute has announced the line-up of U.S. and international documentary shorts slated for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. U.S. documentary shorts include: Animals Distract Me directed by Isabella Rossellini; The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, co-directed by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday; Living For 32, directed by Kevin Breslin; The Majestic Plastic Bag, directed by Jeremy Konner; oops, directed by Chris Beckman and Satan Since 2003, directed by Carlos Puga.
International doc shorts include: Grandpa’s Wet Dream, a Japan-U.S. copro directed by Chihior Amemiya; Incident by a Bank from Sweden, directed by Ruben Ostlund; Out of Reach, from Polish director Jakub Stozek; Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul from the UK and director Orlando von Einsiedel, and two shorts from Canada, Trevor Anderson’s The High Level Bridge and Matthew Rankin’s Negativipeg. Lastly, Swedish director Jonas Odell’s short Tussilago, which has nabbed best short documentary awards at Hot Docs and the Calgary International Film Festival, will be featured in Sundance’s International Animated Shorts program.
- RS West ’18