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Movie review: Sundance shorts contain some small gems
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

With the 2013 Sundance Film Festival around the corner, this collection of 10 short films from the 2012 edition is a reminder that some of the festival's most satisfying movies are the shorts.

The highlights include: Cutter Hodierne's Somali pirates drama "Fishing Without Nets"; Aussie director Nash Edgerton's biting comedy "Bear" (a sequel to his previous prankster short, "Spider"); Drew Christie's informative animated man-vs.-whale discussion "Song of the Spindle"; and the deadpan teen comedy "The Arm."

There are always a few clunkers in a collection like this, but the batting average is still pretty high.

movies@sltrib.com; http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment


'Sundance Short Film Reel 2012'

Opens Friday, Dec. 28, at the Tower Theatre; not rated, but at least one short is probably R for sexual content, while others have disturbing images and language; some shorts are subtitled; 90 minutes.

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