From this past weekend’s Palm Springs ShortFest, here are five reviews of shorts that caught our eye at the festival and marketplace.
“Library of Dust”
Directed by: Ondi Timoner, co-directed by Robert James
Sundance-winning “Dig,” “We Live in Public” and “Cool It” director Ondi Timoner takes time out to deliver a short documentary that opens with shots of a crematorium turning flesh to ashes, positioning the viewer to understand the relevance of the unclaimed, unloved human “cremains” being harbored in 3,500 crumbling copper cans discovered at the Oregon State (Mental) Hospital.
Inspired by David Maisel’s book of photography, copper containers of former patients of the mental facility sat in a dis-used, decaying facility,