Sundance Film Festival 2018

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Seeing Allred Seeing Allred
Seeing Allred and Three Identical Strangers
Bisbee '17 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Robert Greene; Stars: Fernando Serrano, Laurie McKenna, Ray Family, Mike Anderson, Graeme Family, Richard Hodges)
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
World premiere
Crime + Punishment (Year: 2018; Director: Stephen Maing)
Over four years of unprecedented access, the story of a brave group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and one unrelenting private investigator who, amidst a landmark lawsuit, risk everything to expose illegal quota practices and their impact on young minorities.
World premiere
Dark Money (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Kimberly Reed)
"Dark money" contributions, made possible by the US Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, flood modern American elections – but Montana is showing Washington DC how to solve the problem of unlimited anonymous money in politics.
World premiere
The Devil We Know (Year: 2018; Director: Stephanie Soechtig)
Unravelling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7 per cent of Americans - into the local drinking water supply.
World premiere
Hal (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Amy Scott; Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Rosanna Arquette, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Alexander Payne, Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, David O. Russell, Louis Gossett Jr., Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, Caleb Deschanel)
Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.
World premiere
Bisbee '17 Bisbee '17
Bisbee '17 and Hal
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: RaMell Ross; Writer: Maya Krinsky)
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South, using stereotypical imagery to fill in the landscape between iconic representations of black men and encouraging a new way of looking, while resistance to narrative suspends conclusive imagining – allowing the viewer to complete the film.
World premiere
Inventing Tomorrow (Country: US, India, Mexico, Indonesia; Year: 2018; Director: Laura Nix)
Take a journey with young minds from around the globe as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Watch these passionate innovators find the courage to face the planet’s environmental threats while navigating adolescence.
World premiere. The New Climate
Kailash (Year: 2018; Director: Derek Doneen)
As a young man, Kailash Satyarthi promised himself that he would end child slavery in his lifetime. In the decades since, he has rescued more than 80,000 children and built a global movement. This intimate and suspenseful film follows one man’s journey to do what many believed was impossible.
World premiere. Day One
Kusama - Infinity (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Heather Lenz; Writer: Heather Lenz; Stars: Yayoi Kusama)
Now one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Yayoi Kusama broke free of the rigid society in which she was raised, and overcame sexism, racism, and mental illness to bring her artistic vision to the world stage. At 88 she lives in a mental hospital and continues to create art.
World premiere
The Last Race (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Michael Dweck; Writer: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw; Stars: Tim Mulqueen, George Muse, Larry Oxman, Jim Cromarty, Ed Mistretta, Bob Finan, Tommy Walkowiak, Mike Cappiello, Bob Woodford, Marty Berger, C.J. Zakowski, Charlie Zakowski, Tom Pickerell, Rick Todd, Mildy Thomas)
A cinematic portrait of a small town stock car track and the tribe of drivers that call it home as they struggle to hold onto an American racing tradition. The avant-garde narrative explores the community and its conflicts through an intimate story that reveals the beauty, mystery and emotion of grassroots auto racing.
World premiere
The Sentence The Sentence
The Sentence and The Last Race
Minding The Gap (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bing Liu)
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
World premiere
On Her Shoulders (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Alexandria Bombach)
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
International premiere
The Price Of Everything (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nathaniel Kahn)
With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a funhouse mirror up to our values and our times – where everything can be bought and sold.
World premiere
Seeing Allred (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sophie Sartain, Roberta Grossman)
Gloria Allred overcame trauma and personal setbacks to become one of the nation’s most famous women’s rights attorneys. Now the feminist firebrand takes on two of the biggest adversaries of her career, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, as sexual violence allegations grip the US and keep her in the spotlight.
World premiere
The Sentence (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Rudy Valdez)
Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.
World premiere
On Her Shoulders On Her Shoulders
On Her Shoulders and Kailash
Three Identical Strangers (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tim Wardle)
New York,1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they're identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
World premiere
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