Sundance Film Festival 2009

The New Frontier category champions the expansion of the craft of cinematic storytelling beyond what is traditionally found in theatres. The eight New Frontier short films play either in one of the short film programs, before features, or at New Frontier on Main.

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All Through The Night (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Michael Robinson)
A charred visitation with an icy language of control: "there is no room for love". Splinters of Nordic fairytales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a shimmering prism of contradictions in this hopeful container for hopelessness.
American Minor (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Charlie White)
A filmic meditation on the isolated world of an American teen, focusing on the external environment and internal state of a 14-year-old, upper-middle class girl.
The Beekeepers (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Robinson)
An experimental documentary on the environmental crisis surrounding Beekeeping and Colony Collapse Disorder. It explores this ancient profession in its current crisis and the implications for our environment when millions of bees just disappear.
Horizontal Boundaries (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Pat O'Neill)
O'Neill's dizzying deployment of the 35mm frame-line is intensified by Carl Stone's electronic score. A hard and rhythmic work, thick with superimposition, contrary motion and volatile contrasts, reminiscent of his pioneering abstract work of prior decades.
Nightstill (Country: Austria ; Year: 2008; Director: Elke Groen)
Night images captured with time lapse photography.
Out of Our Minds (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Tony Stone)
A fantasy world spawned from sound. Three time periods and three narratives, one connection–blood. At the center of this life force is the heart.
Theresa's Story (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Maria Marshall)
Side-by-side only two takes of the same incomprehensible emotional improvised story unedited depicting four-year-old Jake Marshall Naef's world before finally Jake addresses the viewer directly.
Untitled (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Sandra Lea Gibson, Luis Recoder)
A black and white film suggestive of being projected behind a translucent window frame while giving the illusion it is hovering somewhere between the screen and the viewer.
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