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Watch Ten Sundance Shorts Online, Including New Works By Jeremiah Zagar and Todd Sklar

Jeremiah Zagar, the prolific documentary filmmaker behind 2008’s In a Dream is back with Heart Stop Beating: A Body Without A Pulse, a new short screening before Escape Fire this week at Sundance.

Heart Stop Beating is a brief, fascinating look at Billy Cohn & Bud Frazier, two doctors who successfully replaced a dying man’s heart with a mechanical device this past March, proving that human physiology can be supported without a pulse. Over its four minute run-time, the documentary features glimpses into the operating room, as well as interviews with Cohn and Frazer.

Watch it above.

Also available to stream over at Yahoo’s Sundance page are nine shorts screening at this year’s festival.  Viewers can vote for their favorite, with the winner getting a $5,000 “Yahoo Audience Award” prize.

The available shorts include:

’92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card

Jim and Dave, two brothers who don’t like each other very much, are forced to come together when their dad dies in Kansas City. Dave is pretty sure he has an Alonzo Mourning Skybox Series rookie card, but Jim has other ideas. (Dir. Todd Sklar)


A meditation on life, death, and synchronized swimming. (Dir. Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari)

The Arm

To keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve—a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. But tragedy forces Chance to realize that he was never in a relationship at all. (Dir. Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis)

Dol (First Birthday)

A gay Korean American man yearns for a family life that is just out of reach. (Dir. Andrew Ahn)

The Debutante Hunters

In the low country of South Carolina, some true southern belles reveal their more rugged side, providing a glimpse into what drives them to hunt in the wild. (Dir. Maria White)


Meet nine-year-old Ted Henley, budding motel manager and roadkill entrepreneur. (Dir. Craig Macneill)

Una Hora por Favora

A woman hires a day laborer for an hour and gets more than she bargained for. (Dir. Jill Soloway)

Long Distance Information

Father always told us, “Never talk to strangers,” . . . But surely we have to phone home sometimes? (Dir. Douglas Hart)

Odysseus’ Gambit

During his lifetime, each man plays cosmic chess against the devil. (Dir. Àlex Lora Cercos)

Watch them all now over at Yahoo.


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