Institute History

  • 2007 Sundance Film Festival


Curator Mike Plante buys filmmakers lunch in return for a short film made for the same cost. Rules and ideas for films are written on a napkin contract, and the films range from true art to easy comedy. Total cost of program (plus tip): $569.02.

Directors: Cam Archer (A Look Back, $33.12), Roger Beebe (TB TX Dance, $32.37), James Benning (untitled color test roll for the feature Ten Skies, $74.78), James Clauer (When the World's On Fire, $26.69), Jem Cohen (untitled raw footage for live performance by Boxhead Ensemble, $11.30), Ben Coonley (Six-Dollar Twelve Days of Christmas Spectacular, $6.00), Kevin Everson (Raphaela Ring Munchen, $37.37), James Fotopoulos (untitled, $30.40), Sharon Lockhart (untitled outtake from the feature Pine Flat, $74.79), Eileen Maxson (A Protected Witness: Clarkson v. Maxson, $17.00), Nina Menkes (Untitled #1, $42.19), Chris Peters (untitled, $32.36), Elizabeth Skadden (LA is OK, $23.16), Ian Ritterskamp and Sebastian Wolf (Do You Know Klaus Kinski?, €101.35), and The Zellner Brothers (Pardon My Downfall, $26.14).

Archives note: See also the 2009 Lunchfilms collection.

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