Film before food. Truly independent films are made from the gut. Just feed filmmakers, and they are inspired to work. The Lunchfilms concept is basic: a filmmaker is taken out to lunch; in trade, he or she makes a short film for the cost o the lunch. Rules and inspirations are written out on a napkin contract. At times poetically real and other times languidly artistic, the resulting Lunchfilms offer a variety of stunning tastes.
Filmmakers featured in this edition include Tom Barndt (<i>Offshore Bank</i>, $43.19, 4 mins), Richard Bott (aka Anonymous)(untitled, $14.80, 1 min), Martha Colburn (<i>Myth Labs</i>, $36.66, 8 mins), Sean Conway (<i>Sloe Gin Nights</i>, $24.00, 2 mins), David Fenster and David Nordstrom (<i>The Call</i>, $43.43, 10 mins), Jim Finn (<i>Great Man and Cinema</i>, $25.45, 3 mins), Mike Gibisser (<i>Springtime Wound Motor</i>, $22.07, 6 mins), Bobcat Goldthwait (<i>Goldthwait Family Home Movies (Anniversary Edition)</i>, $26.79, 8 mins), Brent Green (<i>Weird Carolers</i>, $43.05, 4 mins), Sam Green (<i>Clear Glasses</i>, $20.28, 4 mins), Braden King (<i>Home Movie</i>, $35.00, 14 mins), George Kuchar (<i>Celluloid Cavalcade</i>, $31.15, 19 mins), Lee Lynch and Naomi Uman (<i>Tin Woodman's Home Movie #2</i>, $41.32, 5 mins), Jake Mahaffy (<i>Motion Studies 13: The Wax Supper</i>, $69.80, 3 mins), Nicholas McCarthy (<i>Chinese Box</i>, $29.51, 10 mins), Sarah Soquel Morhaim (<i>All Day All Night</i>, $48.96, 3 mins), Nicolas Provost (<i>A Dyslexic Man Walks Into a Bra</i>, $29.76, 3 mins), Ricardo Rivera (<i>Tung</i>, $36.59, 1 min), Ben Russell (<i>Trypps #6 (Malobi)</i>, $36.07, 11 mins), Kelly Sears (<i>Jean</i>, $35.44, 3 mins), and Jennifer Shainin and Randy Walker (<i>Whiskey Preist</i>, $27.73, 3 mins).
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<i>Archives note: See also the 2007 </i><a href="http://history.sundance.org/films/5464/lunchfilm">Lunchfilm</a> <i>collection.</i>
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