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January 24, 2024

Slamdance Film Festival: Episodes Recap

Episodes is a category of short films available for viewing at the Slamdance Film Festival and also online.

The collection of films as a whole is quite charming. The best films of the group serve as a complete story arch, which are satisfying in their own right, but prompt a larger story.

“Lucy and Sara” directed by Susan Park was a clear favorite of the group. A dark and comedic short, centered around two sisters in the wake of their fathers death. While it has the shortest run time of the films in its category, it is also the most neatly composed. It finds its footing early through concise camera work and dialogue. It succeeds in creating a unique comedic atmosphere alongside its extraordinarily dark themes. It is a film which feels at home at Slamdance and exemplifies the value of seeking out independent storytellers.

Catch more films like "Lucy and Sara" at Slamdance Film Festival. Tickets, schedule and showtimes can be found at https://slamdance.com/festival/

Slamdance is celebrating its 30th Festival in Park City at The Yarrow Hotel and Salt Lake City at the University of Utah from January 19-25 and virtually on the Slamdance Channel from January 22-28 with over 125 film programs and live events. This subversive film festival has built a legacy of disrupting the status quo.