Sundance Offers N.Y. Short-Film Fests

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Sundance Channel will present two special programs of short films in

The first one kicks off Sept. 9 at 9 p.m., when Sundance will celebrate New
York with 'NY, NY,' a group of six classic and current short films that
illustrate the city's energy, complexity and charisma.

The films span 1944 to 2000, and they include In the Street, a
landmark film that's a compilation of East Harlem street scenes. It was directed
by Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb and James Agee.

The program also includes Daybreak Express, directed by D.A.
Pennebaker, which presents a subway ride in the heart of the city that's set to

Then Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., Sundance will mark the one-year anniversary of the
terrorist acts with '9 Visions of 9/11,'a program of nine short films that
reflect upon the events and emotions of last September.

The film roster includes 71 W. Broadway, Ground Zero, NY,a
first-person chronicle of Sept. 11 and its aftermath, focusing on the
filmmaker's struggle to re-establish her home just blocks from Ground Zero.

The program also includes Clouds, an impressionistic glimpse of New
York in the days after Sept. 11.