Swimmers and Room: Edit Center Class Projects Accepted to Sundance

Swimmers and Room, both projects of Edit Center classes in 2004, have both been accepted to the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.  Swimmers, directed by Doug Sadler, will be screening in the American Spectrum section of the festival.  After the class, Swimmers was edited by Edit Center teacher Affonso Goncalves and alum Lilah Bankier, with assistant editor (and Edit Center alum) Paul Kondo.  Room, directed by Kyle Henry, was edited by Edit Center teacher Pete Beaudreau with assistance from alumni Riva Marker and Victoria Lang.  It will be featured in the Frontier category.


March/April Class to Edit Kyle Henry's Room

Room, the project of the March/April class, dramatizes the mid-life crisis journey of a working class American woman as she travels from her daytime Houston worries into the woods of a Grimm's fairy tale New York City at twilight. The film is being produced by The 7th Floor with executive producers Michael Stipe and Jim McKay. Director Kyle Henry's feature film debut, American Cowboy, a documentary about a gay rodeo champ, won a student Academy Award in 1998. His short, "N.EW Y.ORK C.ASINO," won the Best Experimental Short Film award at South by Southwest in 2003.