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The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour (Virtual Version) is a 80-minute theatrical program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.


Benevolent Ba​ / Malaysia, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Diffan Sina Norman) — A devout woman's lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.

Hot Flash​ / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Thea Hollatz) — Ace is having a hot flash, and she's about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.

The Deepest Hole​ / U.S.A. (Director: Matt McCormick) — While the space and arms races are Cold War common knowledge, few know about the United States and Soviet Union’s race to dig the deepest hole. This is particularly surprising since Hell may have been inadvertently discovered in the process.

Meats​ / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ashley Williams) — A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat.

T /​ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon) — A film crew follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.

So What If The Goats Die​ / France, Morocco (Director and screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui) — Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the elements blocking him in order to get food and save his goats. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. ​Winner, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble 

(Supports our local NAACP)

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I Am Not Your Negro

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Whose Streets?

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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The Wild 

7pm June 25th



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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy


Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Life Itself









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A White White Day



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A Thousand Pieces of Gold

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Extra Ordinary

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The Booksellers

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Zombi Child

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Corpus Christi

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Vitalina Varela

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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Sorry We Missed You

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Cat Video Fest 2020



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And Then We Danced

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The Times of Bill Cunningham

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Wild Goose Lake

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Saint Frances

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The Whistlers

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Slay the Dragon 

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