Later this week filmmakers, celebrities and movie lovers will head to Park City, Utah en masse for Sundance 2013. The Bay Area will be front and center at this year's festival with a number of Bay Area filmmakers and stories being showcased. Take a peak below for a preview of short films helmed by locals heading to the festival this year.
San Francisco directors Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman tell the story behind the creation of amfar. Hollywood and science came together when two very powerful women, Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim, came together to create awareness and change. ‘Battle for amfAR’ explains how America’s first AIDS research foundation was created.
‘Movies Made From Home #6’ and ‘Movies Made From Home #15’ are the brainchildren of Davis film school professor Robert Machoian. #6 tells the story of Debbie, a gal so good at hide and seek she occasionally gets lost. #15 spotlights Roberts attempt to be healthy and his quest at longevity.
Check back during the festival for interview recaps and movie reviews.
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