Sundance Film Festival 2017

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The Good Postman The Good Postman
The Good Postman and Machines
The Good Postman (Country: Finland, Bulgaria; Year: 2016; Director: Tonislav Hristov; Writer: Tonislav Hristov, Lubomir Tsvetkov)
In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor — and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions.
North American premiere
In Loco Parentis (Country: Spain, Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane; Writer: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane)
John and Amanda teach Latin, English and guitar at a fantastical, stately home-turned-school. Nearly 50-year careers are drawing to a close for the pair who have become legends with the mantra: "Reading! ’Rithmetic! Rock ’n’ roll!" But for pupil and teacher alike, leaving is the hardest lesson.
North American premiere
It's Not Yet Dark (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Frankie Fenton)
This is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from motor neurone disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film through the use of his eyes.
International premiere
Joshua: Teenager Vs Superpower (Year: 2017; Director: Joe Piscatella)
When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China’s most notorious dissidents.
World premiere
Last Men In Aleppo (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen (co-director))
Documentary tracking the work of the White Helmets in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.
World premiere
The Workers Cup The Workers Cup
The Workers Cup and Last Men In Aleppo
Machines (Country: India, Germany, Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Rahul Jain)
An observational documentary exploring a fabric factory in Gujarat.
North American premiere. New climate
Motherland (Country: US, Philippines; Year: 2017; Director: Ramona Diaz)
The planet's busiest maternity hospital is located in one of its poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. There, poor women face devastating consequences as their country struggles with reproductive health policy and the politics of conservative Catholic ideologies.
World premiere
Plastic China (Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Jiuliang Wang)
Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious foreman, dreams of a better life. Through the eyes and hands of those who handle its refuse, comes an examination of global consumption and culture.
International premiere. New climate
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Year: 2017; Director: Catherine Bainbridge)
This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history — featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time — exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.
World premiere
Tokyo Idols (Country: UK, Japan, Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Kyoko Miyake; Writer: Kyoko Miyake)
Exploration of the J-pop teenage girl band phenomenon.
World premiere
Tokyo Idols Tokyo Idols
Tokyo Idols and Winnie
Winnie (Country: France, Netherlands, South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: Pascale Lamche)
Profile of South Africa's 'mother of a nation'.
World premiere
The Workers Cup (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Adam Sobel)
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.
World premiere. Day One Film
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