The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents
KODAK SHORT FILM SHOWCASE FROM CANNES 2004, on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 PM. This program features a selection of award-winning short films from the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase which premiered at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival.
The filmmakers represented in this showcase won first place in prestigious student festivals and competitions during the past year. They are a diverse group, including writers, producers, directors, cinematographers and animators from film schools around the world.
The short films that will comprise this program include:
Kimberly Miner’s “Perpetual Motion” (1 min.) A device is created by the combination of two popular maxims.
Waleed Moursi’s “The Projects Lumiere” (2 min.) A modern day look at an old Lumiere Brothers style of filmmaking.
Mun Chee Yong’s “9:30” (13 min.) A lonely man from Singapore who escaped his love by fleeing to Los Angeles, but still calls her at the same time each day.
Gustavo Hernandez Perez’s “The Mexican Dream” (26 min.) A Mexican immigrant, desperate not only for a better way of life, but also stardom, makes the decision to cross dress to be treated with respect.
Michelle Oznowicz’s “Sour Mix” (26 min.) A sixteen year old girl’s life is turned upside down when she has to live with her wealthy, estranged father.
Melba Williams’ “One Thousand Words” (8 min.) The filmmaker’s personal journey of uncovering family history through old home movies, photos and interviews.
John Fiege’s “Bebe” ( 9 min.) A young girl’s father is more interested in enlightenment than in her.
Karen Skloss’ “Smitten” (11 min.) A 13-year-old girl deals with the repercussions of her first sexual encounter.
Pablo Gonzalez & Marcos Rostagno’s “La Ciudad de los Hombres Lactantes” (“The City of the Suckling Men,” 13 min.) Our lead character has a strange obsession he discusses with his psychiatrist.
Andrew Chan’s “Drizzle” (3 min.) A young boy meets family members and they all discover changes.
For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.