PARK CITY, Utah — A short film about a beer bottle attack on Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings at a Winnipeg 7-11 will screen at the Sundance Film Festival next month.
Negativipeg, from Montreal-raised Matthew Rankin tells the story of the 1985 incident.
Also chosen for Sundance’s short documentary category was The High Level Bridge, which features filmmaker Trevor Anderson dropping his camera from Edmonton’s High Level Bridge as a tribute to those who have jumped.
The horror-comedy The Legend of Beaver Dam, will be shown in the international narrative short category at the fest. It’s from Montreal-born director Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion and stars comedian Sean Cullen.
A film from New York director Jonathan Caouette, distributed by Montreal’s PHI Group, will be showcased in the “new frontier” program at Sundance. All Flowers in Time features actress Chloe Sevigny. Also in the category is On the Way to the Sea, a Canada-China co-production by director Tao Gu about the May 2008 earthquake.
Three Canadian films will be featured at Sundance’s inaugural indigenous shorts showcase. They are: The Cave, by British Columbia filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown; Choke from Michelle Latimer; and Wapawekka from Toronto resident Danis Goulet.
The Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 20 to 30.