Five Feet High and Rising

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog July 27, 2009 at 5:13AM

Five Feet High and Rising
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As part of YouTube's promotion with the Sundance Directors Lab, one of the best American short films in the last 10 years, is now streaming at the Screening Room. Director Peter Sollet, who recently made his studio debut with Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, first broke on the scene with this terrific piece, Five Feet High and Rising. This short, which won the Jury Prize at Sundance 2000 as well as SXSW that year, would later inspire Sollet's first feature, Raising Victor Vargas. Anyway, you now have no excuse not to see where it all began: