What Happened Miss Simone was a Day One film. What Happened Miss Simone was a Day One film.

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival ran in Park City, Utah, from January 22 until February 2. Day One films included What Happened, Miss Simone? and The Bronze. Slow West won the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl won the US Dramatic Competition.

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Reckless
Reckless
A high flying lawyer develops a habit of using escort services, putting his marriage and career in danger.
Strangerland
Strangerland
When two teenage children go missing in the desert, their parents' lives begin to unravel.
Take Me To The River
Take Me To The River
A teenager pressured into keeping his homosexuality a secret at a family gathering finds himself accused of assaulting a young girl.
Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers
A documentary about the conflict that ensued after one man unwittingly purchased another man's amputated leg in an auction.
Meru
Meru
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
I Smile Back
I Smile Back
All is not right in suburbia. Laney Brooks, a wife and mother on the edge, has stopped taking her meds, substituting recreational drugs and the wrong men. With the destruction of her family looming, Laney makes a last, desperate attempt at redemption.
Christmas, Again
Christmas, Again
A heartbroken Christmas tree salesman returns to New York, hoping to put the past year behind him.
James White
James White
A young New Yorker struggles to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behaviour in the face of momentous family challenges.
Racing Extinction
Racing Extinction
Documentary charts the problems of mass extinction.
(T)error
(T)error
The first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

Aiming for the top
Jimmy Chin on the Oscar shortlisted Meru.
That shocking man
Harold Takooshian on the real Stanley Milgram and Experimenter.
Mountain highs
Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi on the challenges of Mount Meru.
Experimental thinking
Michael Almereyda on Stanley Milgram and the making of Experimenter.
Everything in its place
Jim Strouse on actors, music, art, feminism and People Places Things.
Get fresh
Sacha Jenkins takes a good look at looking good with Fresh Dressed.
Magic in the West
Director John Maclean on fairy tales, magical realism and two-trick ponies in Slow West.
Westward bound
Kodi Smit-McPhee on love, murder, horses and Slow West.
Go west, young man
Ben Mendelsohn on playing the sinister stranger in Slow West.
The contender, part 2
Stevan Riley on the demons that shaped Marlon Brando.
Public enemies
Robert Gordon shares his perspective on William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal in Best Of Enemies.
The contender, part 1
Stevan Riley on Listen To Me Marlon and uncovering the real Mr Brando.
Enemy mine
Morgan Neville on William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, Best Of Enemies.
Celebrating survival
Kim Loginotto and Brenda Myers-Powell talk about documentary Dreamcatcher
Girl power hits the streets of Paris
Céline Sciamma on sex, desire and friendship.
Keeping score
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about their work on films including Enemy, Nasty Baby, The Wolfpack and Last Days In The Desert.
Shaun The Sheep bar by baa
Composer Ilan Eshkeri talks about scoring Aardman Animations' latest.
A heavenly role
Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo García on Last Days In The Desert.
Nick Nolte on his Walk In The Woods
Star talks about stunts and nature after his film's Sundance premiere.

Sundance Film Festival News

Sundance returns to London
Dates and venue set for 2016.
UK and Ireland celebrate at Sundance
Slow West, The Russian Woodpecker, Dreamcatcher and Glassland among winners
Sundance announces NHK Award
French filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre wins for debut Mustang.

Sundance Film Festival Galleries

Sundance 2015: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
Images from the 16 competing films.
Sundance 2015: NEXT <=> in pictures
Images from competing films.
Sundance 2015: Premieres in pictures
Stills from the world premiere strand of indies.
News

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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