The Lunch Date

In 1989, Adam David­son, while still a stu­dent at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, direct­ed a short film called The Lunch Date. Although the film has a vin­tage look to it, the com­men­tary is entire­ly con­tem­po­rary – a prod­uct of 1980s debates on race in Amer­i­ca. The Lunch Date picked up the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and then an Acad­e­my Award for the best Live Action Short Film in 1991. Not too shab­by for a stu­dent film that hap­pens to run a quick 9:10.

The Lunch Date now appears in our col­lec­tion of Free Movies Online along with many oth­er award win­ning movies. Many thanks to Patrick for send­ing this short our way.

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