Yesterday (January 16), the New York directors shared a new short film, Goldman v Silverman, starring none other than Sandler and Benny Safdie. Like Uncut Gems, the seven-minute film is set on the streets of New York, and features a showdown between two street performers, who (you guessed it), are covered in silver and gold paint.
According to the Safdie brothers’ Twitter, the short will be shown in theatres that are screening Uncut Gems on 35mm film as a post-show treat, and “will def be up Metrograph NYC (cinema) this weekend”.
Released on January 10, Uncut Gems is a breathless crime thriller that follows a New York jeweller (played by Sandler) as he retrieves an expensive gem he purchased in order to pay off his many debts.
In reaction to his Oscars snub, the actor wrote on Twitter: “Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy. Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits.” He also congratulated Kathy Bates, who played his mother in the 1998 comedy The Waterboy, for her Best Supporting Actress nomination for Richard Jewell, adding: “Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama.”