CINEMA16: AMERICAN SHORT FILMS INCLUDES DIRECTORS LUCAS, BURTON, VAN SANT TO BE RELEASED ON DVD IN MAY 2006
The critically acclaimed Cinema16 series continues with American Short Films, which will be released on DVD in the UK in May 2006. Amongst the A-list directors confirmed are George Lucas, Tim Burton, Alexander Payne, Todd Solondz, Gus van Sant and DA Pennebaker.
The 16 films include: Gus Van Sant's 1982 adaptation of a William S. Burroughs short story, The Discipline of DE; Tim Burtons early stop motion animated classic Vincent; George Lucas USC short Freiheit; Alexander Paynes previously unreleased UCLA graduation short Carmen; D.A. Pennebakers Duke Ellington scored Daybreak Express; Todd Solondz NYU short Feelings; along with Oscar winner The Lunch Date by Adam Davidson, Stefan Nadelmans multi-award winning documentary Terminal Bar, Joe Nussbaums cult classic George Lucas in Love, and this years Sundance winner The Wraith of Cobble Hill by Adam Parrish King.
Cinema16 celebrates the short film by showcasing some of the best classic and award winning shorts on DVD accompanied by audio commentaries by their directors. The release of Cinema16: American Short Films follows the success of two previous DVD releases in the series Cinema16: British Short Films and Cinema16: European Short Films which include the work of Mike Leigh, Sir Ridley Scott, Lars von Trier, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Christopher Nolan, Jean-Luc Godard, Patrice Leconte, Tom Tykwer, Nanni Moretti, Lukas Moodysson and Jan Svankmajer amongst others. Both collections have grown through word of mouth to become major independent hits both critically and commercially, and owing to popular demand, will be re-released alongside the new American Short Films DVD.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Italian ( Subtitles ), Japanese ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: With over three hours of films CINEMA16: AMERICAN SHORT FILMS is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the moving image. The release of CINEMA16: AMERICAN SHORT FILMS follows the success of CINEMA16's first collection of British short films - featuring Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay and Peter Greenaway amongst others - and it's follow-up EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS -featuring Lars von Trier, Jean Luc Godard and Lukas Moodysson further demonstrating it's dedication to this important area of filmmaking. An engrossing, eclectic collection of the most striking short films made by many of America's most respected directors. Includes The Lunch Date - Adam Davidson; Carmen - Alexander Payne; The Discipline Of D.E. - Gus Van Sant; Daybreak Express - D.A. Pennebaker; Vincent - Tim Burton; Terry Tate: Office Linebacker; The Wraith Of Cobble Hill - Adam Parrish King; Freiheit - George Lucas; Feelings - Todd Solondz; Terminal Bar - Stefan Nadelman; Necrology (Roll Call Of The Dead) - Standish Lawder; George Lucas In Love - Joe Nussbaum; Meshes Of The Afternoon - Maya Deren; Five Feet High And Rising - Peter Sollett; Paperboys - Mike Mills; Screen Test: Helmut - Andy Warhol.
1.The Lunch Date (Dir. Adam Davidson, 1990, 11 mins)
2.Carmen (Dir. Alexander Payne, 1985, 18 mins)
3.The Discipline Of D.E. (Dir. Gus Van Sant, 1982, 13 mins)
4.Daybreaker Express ...Cinema 16 - American Short Films ( The Lunch Date / Carmen / The Discipline Of D.E. / Daybreaker Express / Vincent / Terry Tate: Office Linebacker / The Wrath of Cobble Hill / Freiheit / Feelings / Terminal Bar / Necrology: Roll Call of the