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Fri, Jun 21, 7pm    Sat, Jun 22, 4 & 7 PM
Sun, June 23, 4 PM    Tue, Jun 25, 7 PM
Wed, Jun 26, 7 PM    Fri, Jun 28, 7 PM
Sat, Jun 29, 4 & 7 PM    Sun, Jun 30, 4 PM

The Garfield Theatre   719 Race St, Cincinnati, 45202

    The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Films Tour is a theatrical program of seven excellent short films selected by Sundance curators from this year's Festival.

    In terms of your personal enjoyment, the films you will see this year are generally more down-to-earth than Sundance touring short films we presented in prior years. Worth noting, these films are more upbeat than the 2019 Oscar Shorts, which featured several films that while excellent, were stressful to watch. Perhaps it's a sign of the times or cycical variation. Regardless, it's quality that matters – the Sundance shorts are original, well executed and entertaining — a program that will appeal to your intellect, emotions and sense of humor.

    With fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers a taste of Festival programming – from sharply written comedy and drama, to an edgy genre piece, to relatable family sagas. The global reach of contemporary cinema is conveyed by filmmakers with roots in Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Tunisia and the USA. Indeed, program origin and content echoes the diversity seen in the entire short films field at this year's festival. Of the seven films you will see at the Garfield, five are made by women and three by people of color.

The 2019 Program

Stefanie Abel Horowitz, USA, 13 min. Romantic Comedy

A dark, funny and intimate story about a woman discovering the importance of relationships. Fran thinks a lot about dying, but her dark thoughts are interrupted when a man in the office shows interest and they start dating.
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Winner, Best Drama, Aspen Shortsfest 2019
One of 10 Must-See Shorts at Sundance 2019 ~ Indiewire

Alexandra Lazarowich, Canada 14 min. Documentary

An intimate verité view of the touching bond the people of the Siksika nation have with their horses, as they prepare for intense competition at the Calgary Stampede.
US Premiere at Sundance 2019
Winner, Short Film Special Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Winner, Best Non-Fiction Short, AMPIA (Alberta) 2019
Winner, Best Documentary Short, ImagineNative FF 2018
Nominee, Golden Gate Award, San Francisco IFF 2019


Nikyatu Jusu, USA, 17 min. Drama

Valentina, a hard-working and compassionate oncology professional, is struggling to gain visitation privileges with her estranged daughters. But there's a complication — she is a day-walking black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin. A contemporary mix of mythology from West Africa and the Caribbean, set in New York City, the story transcends and exceeds horror genre limitations.
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Winner, Tribeca 'Through Her Lens' grant
One of 10 Must-See Shorts at Sundance 2019 ~ Indiewire

 MUTEUM   Estonia Hong Kong
Aggie Pak-yee Lee, Hong Kong, Estonia, 4 min. Comedy

An endearing, humorous animation set in an art museum where a teacher leads a group of mischievous children on a tour. Her class bridles at keeping quiet, paying attention and staying in a group. And while the "cat's away" you might imagine what happens...
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Winner, Student Film Award, Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2018
Winner, Student Film Award, Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018
Winner, various awards from eight other European festivals

 CRUDE OIL   Poland
Christopher Good, USA, 15 min. Comedy

Jenny breaks free from a controlling friendship after learning to recognize and assert her own talents and desires. She has an odd 'super power' – she can make people smell things! A fast-moving, funny, quirky film with interesting stylistic elements – rapid montages, special effects, slow-and-fast-motion, flashbacks – plus a healthy dose of humor and poignancy.
World Premiere at Sundance 2019
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Nominee, Shorts Jury Prize, Sarasota FF 2019
Nominee, Best Short Film, Omaha FF 2019

 THE MINORS   Canada            
Robert Machoian, USA, 10 min. Documentary

Three kids want their grandfather to be in their band in this touching film that explores the idea that everyone should have a dream, no matter what age. A true verité view of family and real relationships – the director's three sons and father star in the film!
World Premiere at Sundance 2019
Winner, Short Film Special Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Dallas IFF 2019

 Tunisia     Canada    

Sweden     Qatar    
Meryam Joobeur, Canada / Tunisia / Qatar / Sweden, 25 min. Drama

Mohamed is a shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons and is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long abscence with a mysterious new wife. This moving story explores patriarchal hegemony, generational perspectives and the impact of assumption and realization.
World Premiere at Toronto IFF 2018
Winner, Best Canadian Short Film, Toronto IFF 2018
US Premiere at Sundance 2019
Nominee, Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Sundance FF 2019
Winner, Jury Award, Aspen Shortsfest 2019
Winner, Best Direction, Aspen Shortsfest 2019
Winner, Best Short Film, Cairo IFF 2018
Winner, Best Short Film, Carthage FF 2018
Winner, Special Jury Mention, Clermont-Ferrand IFF 2019
Nominee, Gran Prix, Clermont-Ferrand IFF 2019
Winner, Gran Prix Short Film, Montréal FF 2019
Winner, Best Narrative Short, San Francisco FF 2019
Nominee, Best Short Film, Stockholm FF 2019
Nominee, Gran Prix, Tampere IFF 2019

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THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TOURING SHORT FILMS — seven short films combining live-action and animation with an engaging mix of comedy, drama and documentary; Not Rated, suggest "PG-13."
TRT 100 minutes.

Screenings start on time, we do not show 20 minutes of advertising before the film.
06/21 | 7:00 PM
06/22 | 4:00, 7:00 PM
06/23 | 4:00 PM
06/25 | 7:00 PM
06/26 | 7:00 PM
06/28 | 7:00 PM
06/29 | 4:00, 7:00 PM
06/30 | 4:00 PM

Evenings: Venue opens at 6:00; seating at 6:30.
Matinees: Venue opens at 3:00; seating at 3:30.
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TICKETS available online and by phone (859-957-3456)
   Adult general admission, $10 advance, $15 door.
   Student/ArtsPass general admission, $8 advance, $12 door — must show valid ID upon arrival.
   Advance sale ends 3 hours before show time, tix thereafter available at the door.

the GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St, Cincinnati 45202,  near the corner of Race & Garfield Place.
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Ample parking at affordable rates —  1,700+ garage spaces within two blocks ‐ Gramercy Garage (next door, enter via Race, 7th or Elm streets), Garfield Garage (9th St., next to the Phoenix) and Macy's Garage (7th Street). Another 363 surface lot spaces within a couple blocks, plus numerous on-street meters.   
Other transport options include the Street Car, Metro, Tank, Uber, Red Bike, etc.
ADA ACCESS: The Garfield offers a direct path from the front door to wheelchair spaces and companion seats (no ramps, no stairs). Individuals using walkers, scooters or wheelchairs should call 48 hours in advance to let us know your screening date and time, (859) 957-3456.
    It couldn't be easier – across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you'll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.
    General Manager Randy Procter is offering CWC patrons a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol. You'll need your online ticket purchase confirmation or ticket stub from the event. Discount valid only for the date of ticket.
    Enjoy a pre- or post-film meal or coffee and dessert, or hang at the bar. Hours: TUE-THS - Dining, 5-10 pm; bar 3:30 - midnight. FRI-SAT - Dining 5-11 pm; bar 3:30 - 2:30. SUN - Dining 5-9 pm; bar 3:30 - 1-pm.
    Dinner reservations are recommended, call 513-954-8974. Check out the menus and photos: thebutcherbarrel.com.

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