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“Ghost Dogs” director Joe Cappa
Cappa on ‘Ghost Dogs’:
“‘Ghost Dogs’ was definitely a huge risk for me to take time off to earn an income and work on something that was a passion project. I’m so grateful and honored that it made it to Sundance, however i realize i really like telling stories and using my own sensitivity with humor and trying to find the best way to carry out a joke through animation, you might think i would be bored now because it is one tedious task but I found that I really do. I love making shorts and doing cartoons in a couple of studios. I would like to just do my own stuff, write and animate it. “
Cappa on animators he admires:
“I love Mike Judge. I think he does animation as well as he does comedy. Mike Judge is definitely the biggest influence and then animator Marc M. who does sick animation. I think he does it really well too I’m not that big of a cartoon guy, and when I see someone who can understand the joke, I’m in awe of them. “
Cappa, when asked if his admiration for Judge stems from Beavis and Butthead, said, “I’m pretty sure I saw the first episode of Beavis and Butthead the day it aired , and it was just a coincidence. I watched it with my dad. My dad said, “What is this?” As a kid, we used to quote it all along. “
Sundance in Tulsa Movies
Here is a chronological list of the Tulsa Sundance Film Festival choices:
‘Coda’: Thursday, January 28th, 7pm
(English and American sign language with English subtitles)
As a CODA (Deaf Adult Child), Ruby is the only hearing person in her Deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby is torn between her love for music and her fear of leaving her parents.
‘Strawberry Mansion’: Thursday, January 28th, 8:50 pm
In a world where the government records and taxes dreams, a humble dream checker is drawn into a cosmic journey through the life and dreams of an aging eccentric named Bella. Together they have to find a way back home.
‘Rebel Hearts’: Friday, January 29th, 8pm
A group of pioneering nuns bravely oppose the patriarchy of the Catholic Church and fight against an almighty cardinal for their livelihood, their convictions and their equality. From the march in Selma in 1965 to the women’s march in 2018, these women changed our society with their courageous acts of defiance.
‘In the Earth’: 9:50 p.m. Friday, January 29th
As a catastrophic virus hits the planet, a scientist and park scout venture deep into the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night their journey becomes a terrible journey through the heart of darkness as the forest around them comes to life. Contains strobe effects.
‘Ghost Dogs’: Saturday, January 30th, 7 pm (screening before the film “Mass”)
A family’s new rescue pup is terrorized by dead pets in this mind-blowing horror film.
“Mass”: Saturday, January 30th, 7 pm
Years after a tragic shootout, the victim’s parents and the perpetrator meet face to face.
‘Superior’: Saturday, January 30th, 9pm
While on the run, Marian returns to her hometown in upstate New York to hide with her estranged identical twin sister Vivian. Marian struggles to leave the past behind and lies about the reason for her return. She leaves her sister in the dark until their two worlds begin to collide.
‘Taming the Garden’: Sunday, January 31st, 6pm
(Georgian / Mingrelian with English subtitles)
A poetic ode to the rivalry between man and nature.
‘Together Together’: Sunday, January 31, 7:40 p.m.
When the young loner Anna is hired to replace Matt, a lone man in his forties, the two strangers find that this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of the connection, boundaries, and details of love.
Prime Time: Monday, February 1st, 3pm
(Polish with English subtitles)
On the last day of 1999, 20-year-old Sebastian locks himself in a television studio. He has two hostages, a weapon and an important message for the world. The story of the attack examines the extreme measures and last resort of a rebel.
“Life in a Day 2020”: Monday, February 1st, 6pm
(Multiple languages with English subtitles)
An extraordinary, intimate global portrait of life on our planet, captured by thousands of people around the world on a single day: July 25, 2020.
World premiere film (to be announced January 12th): Monday, February 1st, 8pm.
“Ready”: Tuesday, February 2nd, 6pm
(English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Students at Horizon High School in El Paso, home to one of the largest law enforcement education programs in the region, are being trained to become police officers and border guards. They discover that the realities of their dream jobs may conflict with the truths and people they care about.
“Night of Kings”: 7:40 pm Tuesday, February 2nd
(French / Dyula with English subtitles)
A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison on the Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest that is ruled by his prisoners. With the rise of the red moon he is appointed by the boss as the new “Roman” and has to tell the other prisoners a story.