Gray Matter

Director: Anthony Dominici

Institute History

  • 2000 Sundance Film Festival


A medical examiner in Los Angeles conducts a tour of his profession, complete with its emotional and philosophical underpinnings.


Making sense is a defining activity of humankind (not just filmmakers!) and is done in innumerable ways, as these exciting films attest. With a consistent urgency, these narrative and documentary works-and their subjects-strive to discover, appreciate, share, and manipulate life's meaning, be it transcendent or absurd. The exhilarating journey of a stone thrown in anger, the existential experience of a murder investigation, and the richer Jess off life behind bars are among the unique observations in this rewarding program.

— Shannon Kelley

Screening Details

  • Section: Short Films
  • Film Type: Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 26 min.


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