What’s Up?! Sundance’s Shorts And Tarantino’s Tiff

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The Sundance Institute announced its full lineup of 72 short films for the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah.

There are some good-looking shorts among the lot.

The full list of them can be found here.

 

Moved By The Force: what’s up with this, itsashort.com

While everyone is awakening to the force and loving it, not everyone was happy about the ubiquitously marketed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” especially one Oscar-winning filmmaker.

Quentin Tarantino accused Walt Disney Studios of pushing his film, “The Hateful Eight,” from the famed Cinerama Dome venue in Hollywood.

Said Tarantino on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show last Wednesday,

“As of yesterday, Disney came to the ArcLight people and said ‘no, you are going to play ‘Star Wars’ in the Cinerama Dome for the entire holiday season, and if you don’t, if you honor your deal with the ‘Hateful Eight,’ we will not allow you to have ‘Star Wars,’ the biggest movie in the world, we will not allow you to show it at any of your ArcLight movie theaters.'”

Said Tarantino, “It’s vindictive, it’s mean and it’s extortion.”

Tarantino said his film was supposed to play at the Cinerama Dome starting on Dec. 25th, but “The Force Awakens” will be getting extended play through the holidays, pushing out his film when a glut of movies is expected to be released during the holiday season.

“The Force Awakens,” of course, is the biggest of them all.

If Tarantino’s claims are indeed true, then it’s a blow because the Cinerama Dome is one of the few venues equipped to properly project the 70mm “Hateful Eight.” What’s more, the Cinerama logo appears in the opening credits of his film.

Stern assured Tarantino that the matter would be resolved. The radio host went so far as to plead the filmmaker’s case to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who he claims is a faithful listener to his satellite radio program:

“Listen Bob … I don’t give a s— about this theater. Quentin’s a weirdo, sorry Quentin. They’ve got the stupid 70 mm. They got all that s— that he cares about. He just wants to show his goddamn movie there. You’re sitting on top of the world. You’ve got ‘Star Wars.’ What, do you need this?”

Sheesh, Quentin sure knows drama.

 

Did you hear? Natalie as Jackie, yay, itsashort.com

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Natalie Portman will play the famed former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the film, “Jackie?” The movie is slated to be released in 2017. We can’t contain our excitement either.

Does she ever do short films?

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday season everyone.

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