Completed in 2000 (the same year as his third feature-length work, BACK AGAINST THE WALL), James Fotopoulos' THE SUN is a 16mm silent short that beguilingly cross-cuts between a lovely young woman, uncomfortably waiting, and the sun-drenched outdoors. Between these two seemingly unrelated sequences, a tension develops. Without the assistance of a soundtrack as a guide, anything imaginable could be possible. Or nothing at all. THE SUN is another remarkable selection from the Cinemad Almanac.
Gracie Hart is a tough-as-nails FBI officer. When her office receives a letter from a terrorist going by the alias "The Citizen", they figure out that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant.
When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.