January 16, 2013 at 7:37 am #87056
Is anyone going…Does anyone have the list of the movies that will be showing there?January 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm #87058
U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
The world premieres of 16 American narrative feature films.
Afternoon Delight / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Jill Soloway) — In this sexy, dark comedy, a lost L.A.
housewife puts her idyllic life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a
stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny. Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints / U.S.A. (Director
and screenwriter: David Lowery) — The tale of an outlaw who escapes
from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife
and the daughter he has never met. Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine.
Austenland / U.S.A., United Kingdom
(Director: Jerusha Hess, Screenwriters: Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale) —
Thirtysomething, single Jane is obsessed with Mr. Darcy, as played by
Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice. On a trip to an English
resort, her fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman
become more real than she ever imagined. Cast: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, Georgia King, James Callis.
C.O.G. / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter:
Kyle Patrick Alvarez) — In the first ever film adaptation of David
Sedaris’ work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple
farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being
picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. Cast: Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, Troian Bellisario.
Concussion / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Stacie Passon) — After a blow to the head, Abby decides
she can’t do it anymore. Her life just can’t be only about the house,
the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor. Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins.
Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes / U.S.A.
(Director and screenwriter: Francesca Gregorini) — Emanuel, a troubled
girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a
striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her
newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which
she becomes the gatekeeper. Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Jimmi Simpson, Aneurin Barnard.
Fruitvale / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Ryan Coogler) — The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay
Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and
strangers on the last day of 2008. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O’Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray.
In a World… / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Lake Bell) — An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by
her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her
aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and
family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation. Cast: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed.
Kill Your Darlings / U.S.A. (Director: John
Krokidas, Screenwriters: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas) — An untold story
of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and
William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark
that led to the birth of an entire generation – their Beat revolution. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen.
The Lifeguard / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Liz W. Garcia) — A former valedictorian quits her reporter
job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her
childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a
dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager. Cast: Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Amy Madigan, Joshua Harto.
May in the Summer / U.S.A., Qatar, Jordan
(Director and screenwriter: Cherien Dabis) — A bride-to-be is forced to
reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and
finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce. Cast: Cherien Dabis, Hiam Abbass, Bill Pullman, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf, Alexander Siddig. DAY ONE FILM
Mother of George / U.S.A. (Director: Andrew
Dosunmu, Screenwriter: Darci Picoult) — A story about a woman willing
to do anything and risk everything for her marriage. Cast: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Tony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi.
The Spectacular Now / U.S.A. (Director:
James Ponsoldt, Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber) —
Sutter is a high school senior who lives for the moment; Aimee is the
introvert he attempts to “save.” As their relationship deepens, the
lines between right and wrong, friendship and love, and “saving” and
corrupting become inextricably blurred. Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler.
Touchy Feely / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Lynn Shelton) — A massage therapist is unable to do her
job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily
contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother’s foundering dental practice
receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.” Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, Josh Pais.
Toy’s House / U.S.A. (Director: Jordan
Vogt-Roberts, Screenwriter: Chris Galletta) — Three unhappy teenage boys
flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off
the land as masters of their own destiny. Or at least that’s the plan. Cast: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie.
Upstream Color / U.S.A. (Director and
screenwriter: Shane Carruth) — A man and woman are drawn together,
entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an
illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked
lives. Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins.
U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
The world premieres of 16 American documentary films.
99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
/ U.S.A. (Directors: Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina
Krstic) — The Occupy movement erupted in September 2011, propelling
economic inequality into the spotlight. In an unprecedented
collaboration, filmmakers across America tell its story, digging into
big picture issues as organizers, analysts, participants and critics
reveal how it happened and why.
After Tiller / U.S.A. (Directors: Martha
Shane, Lana Wilson) — Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in
2009, only four doctors in the country provide late-term abortions. With
unprecedented access, After Tiller goes inside the lives of these physicians working at the center of the storm.
American Promise / U.S.A. (Directors: Joe
Brewster, Michèle Stephenson) — This intimate documentary follows the
12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of
opportunity through the education of their sons.
Blackfish / U.S.A. (Director: Gabriela
Cowperthwaite) — Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the
deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
Blood Brother / U.S.A. (Director: Steve
Hoover) — Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a
group of children with HIV, he decided to stay. He never could have
imagined the obstacles he would face, or the love he would find.
Citizen Koch / U.S.A. (Directors: Carl
Deal, Tia Lessin) — Wisconsin – birthplace of the Republican Party,
government unions, “cheeseheads” and Paul Ryan – becomes a test market
in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the
future of the GOP.
Cutie and the Boxer / U.S.A. (Director:
Zachary Heinzerling) — This candid New York love story explores the
chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his
wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role of assistant to her overbearing
husband, Noriko seeks an identity of her own.
Dirty Wars / U.S.A. (Director: Richard
Rowley) — Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill chases down the truth
behind America’s covert wars.
Gideon’s Army / U.S.A. (Director: Dawn Porter) — Gideon’s Army
follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to
working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay
and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed
often give up.
God Loves Uganda / U.S.A. (Director: Roger
Ross Williams) — A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to
infuse African culture with values imported from America’s Christian
Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting
“sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to
follow biblical law.
Inequality for All / U.S.A. (Director:
Jacob Kornbluth) — In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted
economic-policy expert Robert Reich distills the topic of widening
income inequality, and addresses the question of what effects this
increasing gap has on our economy and our democracy.
Life According to Sam / U.S.A. (Directors:
Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine) — Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns
fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal aging disease for
which there is no cure. Their work may one day unlock the key to aging
in all of us.
MANHUNT / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director:
Greg Barker) — This espionage tale goes inside the CIA’s long conflict
against Al Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose
secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most
of us even knew his name.
Narco Cultura / U.S.A. (Director: Shaul
Schwarz) — An examination of Mexican drug cartels’ influence in pop
culture on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido
singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the
front line of Mexico’s Drug War.
Twenty Feet From Stardom / U.S.A.
(Director: Morgan Neville) — Backup singers live in a world that lies
just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest
bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or
what lives they lead – until now. DAY ONE FILM
Valentine Road / U.S.A. (Director: Marta
Cunningham) — In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate
Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of
impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the
shocking crime as well as its startling aftermath.January 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm #87059
Thank you so much…January 17, 2013 at 1:07 am #87060
Wait… isn’t Before Midnight an American production?January 17, 2013 at 3:47 am #87061
Reviews???January 17, 2013 at 6:53 am #87062
Valentine Road should be interesting.January 18, 2013 at 8:13 am #87063
Apparently there is a problem with the movie “Two Mothers”…A Relgious group says it is disgusting and would like the Sundance Festival to leave Utah…Robert Redford responce, “The Festival brings in 80 million dollars to Utah…Get over it.”January 18, 2013 at 10:59 am #87064
^ Those religous nuts are disgusting. They make me sick. Religion is an awful thing. It’s the cause of all the wars in the world.January 26, 2013 at 9:01 am #87065
So, we will know the winners in a few hours.
What are your predictions? Here are mine.
– Grand Jury Prize: God loves Uganda
– Audience Award: Twenty feet from Stardom
– Directing: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, After Tiller
– Screenwriting: Life according to Sam
– Cinematography: Blood Brother
– Editing: American Promise
– Grand Jury Prize: The Spectacular Now
– Audience Award: The Spectacular Now
– Directing: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale
– Screenwriting: Kill your darlings
– Cinematography: Emanuel and the truth about fishes
– Editing: Upstream Color
– Special Jury Prize for Acting: Casey Affleck & Rooney Mara, Ain’t them bodies saintsJanuary 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm #87066
Any news?January 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm #87067
hoping Fruitvale and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints get awardsJanuary 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm #87070
“If they’re not in the room let’s not thank them.”