Sundance Film Festival 2017

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Menashe and Columbus
Columbus (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Kogonada; Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, John Cho, Rory Culkin, Jim Dougherty, William Willet, Wynn Reichert, Reen Vogel, Rosalyn R. Ross, Shani Salyers Stiles, Erin Allegretti, Lindsey Shope)
Casey lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
World premiere
Davyeon (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Amman Abbasi; Writer: Amman Abbasi, Steven Reneau ; Stars: Devin Blackmon, Kordell "KD" Johnson, Dontrell Bright, Chasity Moore, Lachion Buckingham, Marquell Manning. )
In the wake of his older brother’s death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.
World premiere. Day One film
Deidra & Laney Rob A Train (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sydney Freeland; Writer: Shelby Farrell; Stars: Danielle Nicolet, Missi Pyle, Tim Blake Nelson, Sharon Lawrence, Sasheer Zamata, Arturo Castro, Rachel Crow, David Sullivan, Myko Olivier, Kinna McInroe, Brooke Markham, Monica Moore Smith, Ashleigh Murray, Tua Kealoha, Chad Wright)
Two teenage sisters start robbing trains to make ends meet after their single mother's emotional meltdown in an electronics store lands her in jail.
World premiere
A Ghost Story (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: David Lowery; Writer: David Lowery; Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Rob Zabrecky, Will Oldham, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo)
This is the story of a ghost and the house he haunts.
World premiere
Gook (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Justin Chon; Writer: Justin Chon; Stars: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, Curtiss Cook Jr., David So, Jeff Corbett, Cesar Garcia, Chris Jai Alex, Natalie Sutherland, Saadiqa Muhammad, Ben Munoz, Isaiah Jarel, Aida Lembo, Terence Dickson, Omono Okojie, Trinecia Moore-Pernell)
Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 LA riots, the trio must defend their store — and contemplate the meaning of family, their personal dreams and the future.
World premiere
Lemon Lemon
Lemon and Deidra & Laney Rob A Train
Lemon (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Janicza Bravo; Writer: Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman; Stars: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Gillian Jacobs, Rhea Perlman, Fred Melamed, Shiri Appleby, Martin Starr, David Paymer, Megan Mullally, Jeff Garlin, Marla Gibbs, Elizabeth De Razzo, Aries Spears)
A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.
World premiere
Menashe (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Joshua Z Weinstein; Writer: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed; Stars: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus)
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
World premiere
Person To Person (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dustin Guy Defa; Writer: Dustin Guy Defa; Stars: Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins, Tavi Gevinson, Olivia Luccardi, Craig Butta, Ben Rosenfield, Hunter Zimny, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, Buddy Duress, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Eleonore Hendricks, Frank Mosley)
A record collector hustles for a big score while his heartbroken roommate tries to erase a terrible mistake, a teenager bears witness to her best friend’s new relationship and a rookie reporter, alongside her demanding supervisor, chases the clues of a murder case involving a life-weary clock shop owner.
World premiere
Thoroughbred (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Cory Finley; Writer: Cory Finley; Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff)
Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be — and that a murder might solve both of their problems.
World premiere
LA Times (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Michelle Morgan; Writer: Michelle Morgan; Stars: Michelle Morgan, Jorma Taccone, Dree Hemingway, Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro, Angela Trimbur, Robert Schwartzman, Nora Zehetner, Tate Donovan, Andre Hyland, James Ransone, Antonio Cupo, Allison Lanier, Julie Mintz)
In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, sophisticated thirtysomethings try to determine whether ideal happiness exists in coupledom or if the perfectly suited couple is actually just an urban myth.
World premiere

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