Sundance 2019: The Shorts Program

These six titles are among several narrative and documentary shorts selected to screen during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Fran This Summer comes from writer-director Mary Evangelista.  The film takes place during the summer when Fran begins her gender transition.  This is one of those short films where we can probably learn more about the characters if expanded into a narrative.  But for a short film, it gets straight to the…

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Mary Poppins Returns Captures The Spirit

Featuring all new music and a completely different cast, Mary Poppins Returns is able to beautifully capture the essence of the 1964 film. Taking place some 24 years following Mary Poppins, a lot has changed.  Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.  The widowed Michael has three young children: Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie Banks (Joel Dawson).  Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) has her own flat…

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