No Festival Required "2011 Selected Shorts" Screen this Sunday
Bartek Kulas's "Millhaven"
The screening will feature award-winning short films by Arizona moviemakers, including Tucson's Yuri Makino, as well as international directors, such as Bartek Kulas of Poland.
The show is free and begins at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. It will be held in Whiteman Hall, of the Phoenix Art Museum.
Lineup and trailers of the selected shorts after the jump
The All-Star Comedy Explosion
TicketsSat., Apr. 15, 8:00pm
An American in Paris
TicketsTue., Apr. 18, 7:30pm
Rancho Solano Preparatory School: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
TicketsThu., Apr. 27, 7:00pm
Beauty and the Beast by Ballet Etudes
TicketsSat., Apr. 29, 2:00pm
Thunder From Down Under
TicketsThu., May. 4, 8:00pm
"I've realized this show's theme seems to deal with "self," that is self-image or whom each filmmaker or film subject chooses to project," says show curator and local selected short director Steve Weiss
"Reformers" - Bob Miller (New York)
Interviews with professional ballet dancers are mixed with still and video imagery of practice, backstage and performance.
"Louis Lee" - Steve Weiss (Phoenix)
Mr. Louis Lee worked for 47 years creating a wonderful garden space of rocks, knick knacks, and native plants for his home in Phoenix. This video is dedicated to his inspiring talent and as a memorial.
"So Who am I Anyway?" - Lisa Wegner (Toronto, Canada)
Following a post-traumatic stress episode, Lisa used video to explore the various character roles she has "performed" in real life, in an effort to understand her "self".
"111° Longitude" - Yuri Makino/Cindy Stillwell (Tucson/Bozeman, Montana)
In 2003 Yuri and Cindy began shooting 111° Longitude, a poetic documentary, exploring their lives living in Tucson, Arizona and Bozeman, Montana, towns resting along the same meridian. 111° Longitude aims to deepen its viewer's contemplation of place by creating a dialog about the familiar, diurnal details of living and the specificities of the places they live, which are unique and remarkable.
"The Grandmas' Village" - Dragana Zarevska (Macedonia)
A short documentary about the village Babino in Macedonia, whose name literally translated in English means "The Grandmas' Village".
"Millhaven" - Bartek Kulas (Poland)
Animated short based on lyrics to a song by Nick Cave.
"Alfred (Or the Story of Wonderfish)" - Mathieu Rigot (France)
Comedy short about a series of unusual occurrences and happenstances.
For more information on the event, visit No Festival Required's website.
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