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Saturday, December 01, 2012

2013 Sundance Film Festival Lineup


Usually don't post anything about this festival but this year fantastic lineup in the US Dramatic competition has to be celebrated and my little contribution to thank Trevor Groth and Shari Frilot, fest programmers, is this posts that lists all the films in all the sections.

The festival takes place January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Opening film: May in the Summer, Cherien Dabis, USA, Qatar and Jordan
Afternoon Delight, Jill Soloway, USA
Ain't Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery, USA
Austenland, Jerusha Hess, USA and UK
C.O.G., Kyle Patrick Alvarez, USA
Concussion, Stacie Passon, USA
Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, Francesca Gregorini, USA
Frutivale, Ryan Coogler, USA
In a World..., Lake Bell, USA
Kill Your Darlings, John Krokidas, USA
The Lifeguard, Liz W. Garcia, USA
Mother of George, Andrew Dosunmu, USA
The Spectacular Now, James Ponsoldt, USA
Touchy Feely, Lynn Shelton, USA
Toy's House, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, USA
Upstream Color, Shane Carruth, USA

To read US Dramatic Competition Preview go here.

U.S. Documentary Competition

Opening Film: Twenty Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville, USA
99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, and Nina Kristic, USA
After Tiller, Martha Shane, Lana Wilson, USA
American Promise, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, USA
Blackfish, Gabriela Cowpethwaite, USA
Blood Brother, Steve Hoover, USA
Citizen Koch, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, USA
Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling, USA
Dirty Wars, Richard Rowley, USA
Gideon's Army, Dawn Porter, USA
God Loves Uganda, Roger Ross Williams, USA
Inequality for All, Jacob Kornbluth, USA
Manhunt, Greg Barker, USA and UK
Narco Cultura, Shaul Schwartz, USA
Untitled Progeria Film, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA
Valentine Road, Marta Cunningham, USA

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Opening Film: Crystal Fairy, Sebastián Silva, Chile and USA
El Futuro (The Future), Alicia Scherson, Chile, Germany, Italy and Spain
Houston, Bastian Günther, Germany
지슬 Jiseul, Muel O, South Korea
Krugovi (Circles), Srdan Golubović, Serbia, Germany, France, Croatia and Slovenia
Metro Manila, Sean Ellis, UK and Philippines
Nieulotne (Lasting), Jacek Borcuch, Poland and Spain
Shopping, Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, New Zealand
Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane), Daniel Hoesl, Austria
Un Giorno devi Andare (There Will Come a Day), Giorgio Diritti, Italy and France
Wajma (An Afghan Love Story), Barmak Akram, Afghanistan
Yang Tidak Dibicarakan Ketika Membicarakan Cinta (What They Don't Talk When They Talk About Love), Mouly Surya, Indonesia

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Opening Film: Who is Dayani Cristal?, Marc Silver, UK
破碎城市 Fallen City, Qi Zhao, China
Fire in the Blood, Mohan Gray, India
Google and the World Brain, Ben Lewis, Spain and UK
Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs (The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear), Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia and Germany
The Moo Man, Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier, UK
Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, Mike Lerner and Maxim Poxdorovkin, Russia and UK
ក្បង់ទឹកទន្លេ A River Changes Course, Kayanee Mam, Cambodia and USA
Salma, Kim Longinotto, UK and India
The Square (El Midan), Jehane Noujaim, Egypt and USA
The Stuart Hall Project, John Akomfrah, UK
The Summit, Nick Ryan, Ireland and UK

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Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity proves the films selected in this section will inform a “greater” next wave in American cinema.

Blue Caprice, Alexandre Moors, USA
Computer Chess, Andrew Bujalski, USA
Escape from Tomorrow, Randy Moore, USA
I Used to Be Darker, Matthew Porterfield, USA
It Felt Like Love, Eliza Hittman, USA
Milkshake, David Andalman, USA
Newlyweeds, Shaka King, USA
Pit Stoop, Yen Tan, USA
A Teacher, Hannah Fidell, USA
This is Martin Booner, Chad Hartigan, USA

If you wish to read brief info about each of the above films please go here.

Spotlight
Regardless of where these films have played throughout the world, the Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love.

Fill the Void, Rama Burshtein, Israel
Gangs of Wasseypur, Anurag Kashyap, India
The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh, Israel, Germany, Belgium and France (documentary)
Mud, Jeff Nichols, USA
NO, Pablo Larraín, Chile and USA
Sightseers, Ben Wheatley, UK
Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, Canada (documentary)

Park City At Midnight
From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake. Each is a world premiere.

Ass Backwards, Chris Nelson, USA
Hell Baby, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, USA
In Fear, Jeremy Lovering, UK
kink, Christina Voros, USA (documentary)
The Rambler, Calvin Lee Reeder, USA
S-VHS, Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto & Gareth Huw Evans, John Davies, USA and Canada
Virtually Heros, GJ Echternkamp, USA
We Are What We Are, Jim Mickle, USA

New Frontier
With media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, panels, films and more, New Frontier highlights work that celebrates experimentation and the expansion of cinema culture through the convergence of film, art, and new media technology. I'm listing ONLY the films.

Charlie Victor Romeo, Robert Berger and Karlyn Michelson, USA
Fat Shaker, M Shirvani, Iran
Halley, Sebastian Hofmann, Mexico
Interior. Leather Bar, Travis Mathews and James Franco, USA
The Meteor, François Delisle, Canada

To read brief info about each of the above films, plus check the Installations in the New Frontier section, please go here.

In case you wonder why I don't usually cover this fest, the main reason is in the above complete lineup. Did you notice the absence of French films? There are only French co-productions. Still, even I have to admit that this festival has films not only from America but also from other countries in the world; most interesting is that woman filmmakers are significantly represented in each of the fest sections.

Watch trailers @MOC (not many trailers yet, but will continue to update)

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