Sundance Film Festival 2018

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Blaze Blaze
Blaze and Monster
American Animals (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bart Layton; Writer: Bart Layton; Stars: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd, Udo Kier, Jared Abrahamson, Gary Basaraba, Lara Grice, Wayne Duvall, Jane McNeill, Kevin L. Johnson, Drew Starkey, Whitney Goin, Lauran Foster, Cowboy)
Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in US history.
World premiere
Blaze (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ethan Hawke; Writer: Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen; Stars: Alia Shawkat, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Richard Linklater, Kris Kristofferson, Didi Costine, Josh Hamilton, Ritchie Montgomery, Kevin Wayne, David Kallaway, Charlie Sexton, Jeff Caperton, Mitch Craft, Jency Griffin Hogan)
A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
World premiere
Blindspotting (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Carlos López Estrada; Writer: Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs; Stars: Janina Gavankar, Ethan Embry, Daveed Diggs, Wayne Knight, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Zack Duhame, Kevin Carroll, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nyambi Nyambi, Kendra Andrews, Jon Chaffin, Dawayne Jordan, Casey Adams, Carlos López Estrada)
A buddy comedy in a world that won't let it be one.
World premiere. Day One
Burden (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Andrew Heckler; Writer: Andrew Heckler; Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Tess Harper, Anna Colwell, Usher Raymond, Crystal R. Fox, Austin Hébert, Jason Davis, Dexter Darden, Robin Dyke, Tia Hendricks, Michael David Yuhl, Sydney Shea Barker)
After opening a KKK shop, Klansman Michael Burden falls in love with a single mom who forces him to confront his senseless hatred. He quits the Klan and is taken in by an African-American reverend.
World premiere
Eighth Grade (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bo Burnham; Writer: Bo Burnham; Stars: Elsie Fisher, Daniel Zolghadri, Frank Deal, Marguerite Stimpson, Greg Crowe, Deborah Unger, Natalie Carter, Jake Ryan, Jalesia Martinez, Catherine Oliviere, Phoebe Amirault, Kevin R. Free, Luke Prael, Faith Kelly, Dylan Vonderhorst)
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school - the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year - before she begins high school.
World premiere
The Tale The Tale
The Tale and The Kindergarten Teacher
I Think We're Alone Now (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Reed Morano; Writer: Mike Makowsky; Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning)
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.
World premiere
The Kindergarten Teacher (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sara Colangelo; Writer: Sara Colangelo; Stars: Rosa Salazar, Gael García Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Ajay Naidu, Daisy Tahan, Haley Murphy, Sam Jules, Samrat Chakrabarti, Douglas Taurel, Carson Grant, Aamira Martinez, Stefaniya Makarova, Nikhil Melnechuk)
When a kindergarten teacher discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
World premiere
Lizzie (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Craig William Macneill; Writer: Bryce Kass; Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare, Fiona Shaw, Jeff Perry, Jamey Sheridan, Jay Huguley, Jeremy Sykes, Tara Ochs, Darin Cooper, Tom Thon, Zachary Kyle Musten, Jody Matzer, Thomas Mark Higgins)
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.
World premiere
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Desiree Akhavan; Writer: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele, Emily M Danforth; Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr., Quinn Shephard, Forrest Goodluck, Christopher Dylan White, Steven Hauck, Emily Skeggs, Dalton Harrod, McCabe Slye, Isaac Jin Solstein, Melanie Ehrlich, Alexandra Imbrosci-Viera, Seamus Boyle)
1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
World premiere
Monster (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Anthony Mandler; Writer: Walter Dean Myers, Janece Shaffer, Colen C Wiley; Stars: Jennifer Ehle, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Mikey Madison, John David Washington, Tim Blake Nelson, Jonny Coyne, Lovie Simone, Paul Ben-Victor, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jharrel Jerome, Dorian Missick, Rakim Mayers, Nas, Willie C. Carpenter)
Charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit, the film follows a teenager's journey through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
World premiere
I Think We're Alone Now I Think We're Alone Now
I Think We're Alone Now and American Animals
Monsters And Men (Year: 2018; Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green; Writer: Reinaldo Marcus Green; Stars: John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chanté Adams, Nicole Beharie, Rob Morgan)
This interwoven narrative explores the aftermath of a police killing of a black man. The film is told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
World premiere
Nancy (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Christina Choe; Writer: Christina Choe; Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, J. Smith-Cameron, Owen Campbell, Virginia Kull, René Ifrah, Samrat Chakrabarti, Olli Haaskivi, Lorenzo Beronilla, Ann Lucente, T. Sahara Meer)
Blurring lines between fact and fiction, Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to wilful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality.
World premiere
Sorry To Bother You (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Boots Riley; Writer: Boots Riley; Stars: Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, Lakeith Stanfield, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, Kate Berlant, Marcella Bragio, Tom Woodruff Jr., Teresa Navarro, Michael X. Sommers)
In a speculative and dystopian not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
World premiere
The Tale (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jennifer Fox; Writer: Jennifer Fox; Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, John Heard, Frances Conroy, Common, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Allen, Isabella Amara, Isabelle Nélisse, Chelsea Alden, Matthew Rauch, Jaqueline Fleming, Jodi Long, Tina Parker)
An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
World premiere
Tyrel (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sebastián Silva; Writer: Sebastián Silva; Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, Jason Mitchell, Ann Dowd, Michael Zegen, Philip Ettinger, Roddy Bottum)
Tyler spirals out of control when he realises he’s the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a secluded cabin.
World premiere
Wildlife Wildlife
Wildlife and Monsters And Men
Wildlife (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Paul Dano; Writer: Paul Dano, Richard Ford, Zoe Kazan; Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Lexi Anastasia, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Travis W Bruyer, Mollie Milligan, JR Hatchett, Darryl Cox, Kami King, Cate Jones, Blaine Maye, Laurie Cummings, John Walpole)
A portrait of a family in crisis.
World premiere
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