SUNDANCE 2010: THE BEST OF THE REST




FROM VARIETY

WRITTEN BY TODD McCARTHY

More selections from THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL…

PREMIERES

THE COMPANY MEN
WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY JOHN WELLS
STARRING BEN AFFLECK, KEVIN COSTNER, MARIA BELLO, TOMMY LEE JONES & CHRIS COOPER

A drama about corporate downsizing.

THE EXTRA MAN
KATIE HOLMES, JOHN C. REILLY, PAUL DANO & KEVIN KLINE

A comedy/drama about a down and out playwright who is also an escort for wealthy Upper East side widows. He ends up taking a young aspiring writer under his wing.

GET LOW
ROBERT DUVALL & BILL MURRAY

The offbeat tale about a mysterious 1930s hermit who schemes to stage his own funeral while he’s still alive.

JACK GOES BOATING
DIRECTED BY PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, AMY RYAN, DAPHNE RUBIN VEGA & TOM McCARTHY

A limo driver’s blind date triggers an out of left field love story that involves two pairs of working class New Yorkers.

NOWHERE BOY
DIRECTED BY SAM TAYLOR WOOD
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, THOMAS SANGSTER & ANNE MARIE DUFF

The biographical story of the family secrets and musical influences that shaped the teenage John Lennon in late 50s Liverpool.

PLEASE GIVE
AMANDA PEET, OLIVER PLATT, REBECCA HALL & CATHERINE KEENER

A character study about a New York City husband and wife who come into conflict with the granddaughters of the old woman who lives next door.

THE RUNAWAYS
KRISTEN STEWART, DAKOTA FANNING, MICHAEL SHANNON, ALIA SHAWKAT & TATUM O’NEAL

Concerns the launch of the eponymous 70s all girl band by tough chick Joan Jett and an eccentric producer.

SPOTLIGHT (NARRATIVE)

ENTER THE VOID (FRANCE)
WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY GASPAR NOE
NATHANIEL BROWN, PAZ DE LA HUERTA, CYRIL ROY & EMILY ALYN LIND

A hallucinatory plunge in which a murdered drug dealer watches over his sister from the spectral realm.

I AM LOVE (ITALY)
TILDA SWINTON, EDOARDO GABBRIELLINI, PIPPO DELBONO & MARISA BERENSON

An obsessive romance set in upper class Milan.

A PROPHET (FRANCE)
TAHAR RAHIM, NIELS ARESTRUP, ADEL
BENCHERIF & REDA KATEB

Concerns the education and rise of a young criminal in a French prison.

SPOTLIGHT (DOCUMENTARIES)

TEENAGE PAPARAZZO
DIRECTED BY ADRIAN GRENIER

A photo taken of the actor by a 13 year old boy prompts an examination of the effects of celebrity culture.

PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT

THE PERFECT HOST
DAVID HYDE PIERCE, CLAYNE CRAWFORD, HELEN REDDY & NATHANIEL PARKER

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong party with an unusual host.

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