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  • kristie kramer
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    Is anyone going…Does anyone have the list of the movies that will be showing there?

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    Madson Melo
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    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.

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    kristie kramer
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    #87059

    Thank you so much…

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    Bill Buchanan
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    #87060

    Wait… isn’t Before Midnight an American production?

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    seabel
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    #87061

    Reviews???

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    Logan
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    #87062

    Valentine Road should be interesting.

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    kristie kramer
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    #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.”

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    Anonymous
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    ^ 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.

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    seabel
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    #87065

    So, we will know the winners in a few hours.

    What are your predictions? Here are mine.

    DOCUMENTARY
    – 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

    DRAMATIC
    – 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 saints

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    seabel
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    #87066

    Any news?

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    Raylan
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    #87067

    hoping Fruitvale and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints get awards

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    24Emmy
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    #87068

    Watch the awards ceremony (starting very soon — 9PM EST):
    http://new.livestream.com/Sundance/Awards

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    Laactingnyc
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    #87069

    ^ 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.

    People cause wars not Religion. The Bible, Torah, and the Koran do not preach to kill people and to start wars.

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    24Emmy
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    “If they’re not in the room let’s not thank them.”

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    24Emmy
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    Fruitvale just took home the Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic.

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