Sundance say: "To showcase the diversity of contemporary independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival Premieres section offers the latest work from American and international directors and world premieres of highly anticipated films."
The Messenger and The Informers
(500) Days Of Summer (500 Days Of Summer)
(Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Marc Webb; Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber; Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Gray Gubler, Chloe Moretz, Minka Kelly, Clark Gregg, Jenn Gotzon, Rachel Boston, Yvette Nicole Brown, Geoffrey Arend), Official Site
A greetings card writer recalls the highs and lows of romance.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Greg Mottola; Writer: Greg Mottola; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, Margerita Levieva, Matt Bush, Kristen Wiig, Jack Gilpin), Official Site
A recent graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park and discovers it's perfect preparation for the real world.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Antoine Fuqua; Writer: Michael C. Martin, Brad Kane; Stars: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Vincent D'Onofrio, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin, Lili Taylor)
Trouble brews for three New York cops.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Robert Stone; Writer: Robert Stone)
The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.
World Premiere. Closing Night Film
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Pete Travis; Writer: Paula Milne; Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong)
A political thriller in which a businessman initiates covert discussions between the African National Congress and white intellectuals to try to find a peaceful solution to the Apartheid regime.
In The Loop and Adventureland
(Country: US, Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Gregor Jordan; Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Nicholas Jarecki, Bret Easton Ellis; Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke)
Wealthy Angelinos are consumed by a decadent Eighties lifestyle.
In The Loop
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Armando Iannucci; Writer: Jesse Armstrong, Armando Iannucci; Stars: Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Chris Addison, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Anna Chlumsky, Steve Coogan, David Rasche, Gina McKee, Olivia Poulet), Official Site
I Love You Phillip Morris
(Country: France, US; Year: 2009; Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; Writer: John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, based on the book by Steven McVicker; Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Nicholas Alexander, Michael Beasley, Tony Bentley, Allen Boudreaux, Sean Boyd, Brennan Brown, Marcus Lyle Brown, Marylouise Burke, Beth Burvant, Trey Burvant, Edward D. Caiado), Official Site
Having learned to lie about his sexuality, Steve finds he just can't kick the habit, even after he comes out and falls in love.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Michael Polish; Writer: Mark Polish, Michael Polish; Stars: Mark Polish, Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni, Kyle MacLachlan, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jon Gries, Ed Helms, Frances Conroy, Patrick Bauchau, Scott Michael Campbell)
A comic tale centered on manure salesmen in the early 1960s.
Mary And Max (Mary & Max)
(Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Adam Elliot; Writer: Adam Elliot; Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth), Official Site
Claymation about the friendship between an eight-year-old Aussie and a 44-year-old New Yorker.
World Premiere. Opening Night Film
The Winning Season and Mary And Max
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Oren Moverman; Writer: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman; Stars: Ben Foster, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Eamonn Walker, Peter Friedman, Gaius Charles, Halley Feiffer, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Strong)
Two soldiers form a unique bond as they cope with their assignment with the Army Casualty Notification department.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Duncan Jones; Writer: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker; Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Malcolm Stewart, Dominique McElligott, Robin Chalk), Official Site
An astronaut starts to lose the plot at the end of a mission to the moon - but is there something else going on? Plus read our exclusive interview with Duncan Jones
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Katherine Dieckmann; Writer: Katherine Dieckmann; Stars: Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards, Vincent James Russo, Samantha Bee, Stephanie Szostak, Daisy Tahan, Maya Ri Sanchez, Jenny Kirlin, Javier Picayo), Official Site
A harrassed mum tries to prepare for her daughter's birthday.
Rudo And Cursi (Rudo Y Cursi, Rudo & Cursi)
(Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Carlos Cuarón; Writer: Carlos Cuarón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz, Jessica Mas, Salvador Zerboni, Tania Esmeralda Aguilar, Joaquín Cosio, Alfredo Alfonso, Fermín Martínez, Eduardo Von, Jorge Zárate, Axel Ricco, Harold Torres), Official Site
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional football.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Jonas Pate; Writer: Thomas Moffett; Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dallas Roberts, Keke Palmer, Jack Huston, Pell James, Andrew Sibner, Robin Williams, Saffron Burrows, Laura Ramsey, Robert Loggia)
Unable to come to grips with a recent personal tragedy, Los Angeles’ top celebrity psychiatrist loses faith in his ability to help his patients.
(500) Days Of Summer and Motherhood
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Jason Dean Hall, Paul Kolsby; Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Maria Conchita Alonso, Sonia Rockwell, Hart Bochner, Sarah Buxton, Dani Levine, Derek Carter, Shane Brolly, Peter Marc Jacobson)
A handsome young man survives in Los Angeles by seducing wealthy older women.
The Winning Season
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: James C Strouse; Writer: James C Strouse; Stars: Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Connor Paolo, Rob Corddry, Jessica Hecht, Rooney Mara, Margo Martindale, Shareeka Epps, Kevin Breznahan, Emily Rios)
A misfit is brought in to coach his local girl's high school basketball team.