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From thousands of entries, Sundance picks 66 short films
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"Cruising Electric (1980)" (Director/screenwriter: Brumby Boylston; U.S.) » The marketing department green-lights a red-light tie-in: 60 lost seconds of modern movie merchandising.

"Dawn" (Director: Rose McGowan; Screenwriters: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller; U.S.) » Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

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"Dig" (Director/screenwriter: Toby Halbrooks; U.S.) » A young girl watches her father dig a hole in their backyard. Mystified about his purpose, the neighborhood comes to watch.

"The End of Eating Everything" (Director/screenwriter: Wangechi Mutu; U.S.) » "The End of Eating Everything" traces the journey of a flying, planetlike creature navigating a bleak skyscape. This sick soul is lost in a polluted atmosphere without grounding or roots, led by hunger toward its destruction.

"Funnel" (Director/screenwriter: Andre Hyland; U.S.) » A man’s car breaks down and sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.

"Gregory Go Boom" (Director/screenwriter: Janicza Bravo; U.S.) » A paraplegic man leaves home for the first time only to discover that life in the outside world is not the way he had imagined it.

"Here Come the Girls" (Director/screenwriter: Young Jean Lee; U.S./Norway) » An examination of the life of Joe Truman, an aspiring musician, father and drug user. This unsettling paradocumentary investigates Joe’s private life through invasive snapshots of his environment and relationships and is a painful pleasure to watch.

"I’m a Mitzvah" (Director: Ben Berman; Screenwriters: Ben Berman, Josh Cohen; U.S.) » A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.

"The Immaculate Reception" (Director/screenwriter: Charlotte Glynn; U.S.) » It’s 1972 in the hardworking steel town of Pittsburgh, Pa. Sixteen-year-old Joey has the chance to prove himself when his crush ends up at his house to watch the infamous football game between the Steelers and the Raiders.

"Jonathan’s Chest" (Director/screenwriter: Christopher Radcliff; U.S.) » Everything changes one night for Alex, a troubled teenager, when he is visited by a boy claiming to be his brother — who disappeared years earlier.

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"Kekasih" / (Director/screenwriter: Diffan Sina Norman; U.S.A./Malaysia) » While pursuing his late wife, a botanical professor encounters a divine presence that will transform him forever.

"Master Muscles" (Director/screenwriter: Efrén Hernández; U.S.) » Veronica and Efren go on a trip.

"Me + Her" (Director/screenwriter: Joseph Oxford; U.S.) » In a faraway world, tucked away in a small fold of land behind an enormous willow tree, exists the tiny city of Cardboard. After a tragic event, Jack Cardboard goes on a journey to mend his broken heart.

"Person to Person" (Director /screenwriter: Dustin Guy Defa; U.S.) » Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave.

"Rat Pack Rat" (Director/screenwriter: Todd Rohal; U.S.) » A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself performing the last rites at the boy’s bedside.

"Verbatim" (Director: Brett Weiner; Screenwriter: Court Document; U.S.) » A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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"2 Girls 1 Cake" (Director/screenwriter: Jens Dahl; Denmark) » Two girls reunite after a traumatic near-death experience, which occurs in 10 central minutes of 24-year-old Julie’s life. She stands face to face with unbearable injustice.

"Best" (Director: William Oldroyd; Screenwriter: Adam Brace; U.K.) » With his wedding only moments away, a man and his best friend confront their future.

"Black Mulberry" (Director: Gabriel Razmadze; Screenwriters: Gabriel Razmadze, Tinatin Kajrishvili; Georgia/France) » In a small, remote mining town in the Republic of Georgia, Nick and Anna, two teens from vastly different backgrounds, come together for an idyllic moment in time.

"Burger" (Director and screenwriter: Magnus Mork; U.K./Norway) » It’s late night in a burger bar in Wales.

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