Stars In Shorts
USA, 2012, 108 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: United Kingdom
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drama, Short
MUST END Thursday, October 11th at the DenverFilmCenter
Digital Presentation - From the presenters of the popular Academy Award Nominated Shorts program comes Stars in Shorts, a delightful new program featuring the world’s biggest actors—in their smallest roles yet! Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in “Friend Request Pending.” Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in the humorously droll “Steve,” written and directed by Rupert Friend. Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to the funeral of a woman she never met in “The Procession.” Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short “Not Your Time.” The acerbic Neil LaBute wrote and directed “Sexting,” in which Julia Stiles delivers a heartfelt monologue, ending with a hilarious surprise twist. LaBute also wrote the pitch black comedy “After-School Special,” in which Wes Bentley and Sarah Paulsen have an awkward encounter at an indoor playground. In the science fiction short “Prodigal,” Kenneth Branagh plays a mysterious and sinister man pursuing the supernaturally talented young girl. Note: This shorts program contains adult language.
DIRECTOR: Jacob Chase, Robert Festinger, Chris Foggin, Rupert Friend, Benjamin Grayson, Jay Kamen, Neil Labute
Principal Cast: KENNETH BRANAGH, WES BENTLEY, JUDI DENCH, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, COLIN FIRTH, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, LILY TOMLIN, JASON ALEXANDER, JENNIFER MORRISON, SARAH PAULSON, JULIA STILES