Plane tickets to Park City aren’t too terribly expensive, but with the added cost of puffy winter jackets and hangover cures, Sundance can be a bit out of reach for most of us. I mean, that’s why I’m not there right now, and charcoal doesn’t really prevent a post-drinking headache anyway.
Fortunately, we’re covering the festival from top to bottom (at least other FSR writers are), and there are websites like Focus Forward Films which has added a few Sundance titles to its roster of movies so you can watch them from home.
As of an hour ago, they’re hosting Morgan Spurlock’s You Don’t Know Jack, Albert Maysles’ The Secret of Trees — which are both in the fest’s short film competition — as well as The Cleanest Pig, Techistan, and The Contenders — which are all getting a special premiere screening at the Holiday Village Cinema today.
For more information on the films, check after the jump:
Sundance Film Festival Official Shorts Competition
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Dir. Morgan Spurlock, 2013
Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth.
THE SECRET OF TREES, Dir. Albert Maysles, 2013
What do trees know that we don’t? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way.
Premiering in a Special Screening at Holiday Village Cinema on 1/22
THE CLEANEST PIG, Dir. David White & Paul Wedel, 2013
After waiting 50 years, some exceedingly rare pigs help Dr. Bob Elliott perform a medical miracle.
TECHISTAN, Dir. Senain Kheshgi, 2013
Tech entrepreneur Rehan Allawala is on a mission to empower Pakistan’s most disenfranchised before they’re left behind by the Internet revolution.
THE CONTENDERS, Dir. Lucy Walker 2013
How did a group of online fold.it gamers solve in three weeks a medical puzzle that had baffled AIDS researchers for over a decade?