Sundance Film Festival 2005

Featuring 16 films from US independent filmmakers. Why We Fight won the Grand Jury Prize, with the Audience Award going to Murderball, which also won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. After Innocence also won a Special Jury Prize. The Jury Directing award went to Jeff Feuerzeig for The Devil And Daniel Johnston.

View other Sundance Film Festival Films by strand: American Dramatic Competition, American Spectrum, Frontier, Park City At Midnight, Premieres, Special Screenings, World Documentary Competition, World Dramatic Competition

Shakespeare Behind Bars Shakespeare Behind Bars
Shakespeare Behind Bars and Murderball
After Innocence (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Jessica Sanders; Writer: Jessica Sanders, Marc H. Simon)
Jessica Sanders examines not just the flood of reversed convictions that DNA evidence but also what happens to those exonerated one they have been set free.
The Aristocrats (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Paul Provenza; Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Connolly, Hank Azaria, Drew Carey, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Eric Idle, Gilbert Gottfried, Carrie Fisher.)
Documentary about a filthy joke, told by a succession of professional comedians.
The Devil And Daniel Johnston (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Jeff Feuerzeig; Writer: Jeff Feuerzeig; Stars: Daniel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov, Bill Johnston, Louis Black, Mabel Johnston)
Biographical documentary about an underground singer/songwriter extraordinaire.
The Education Of Shelby Knox (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt; Stars: Rene Caudillo, Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Amanda Noble, Ricky Waite)
Documenting three years in the life of a high schooler who takes on her city's sex eduction policies.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Country: USA; Year: 2005; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind, Alex Gibney; Stars: John Beard, Jim Chanos, Carol Coale, Peter Coyote, Gray Davis, Joseph Dunn, Max Eberts)
The Devil And Daniel Johnston The Devil And Daniel Johnston
The Devil And Daniel Johnston and The Aristocrats
The Fall Of Fujimori (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Ellen Perry; Writer: Zack Anderson, Ellen Perry, Kim Roberts; Stars: Alberto Fujimori )
An intimate and deeply disturbing portrait of Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori.
Frozen Angels (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2005; Director: Eric Black, Frauke Sandig; Writer: Eric Black, Frauke Sandig)
Examination of assisted human-reproductive technologies.
Mardi Gras: Made In China (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: David Redmon)
Exploration of the working conditions of the Chinese people who make Mardi Gras beads.
Murderball (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro; Stars: Joe Soares, Mark Zupan, Andy Cohn, Bob Lujano, Keith Cavill, Scott Hogsett, Christopher Igoe)
The passionate, violent, disabled world of quad rugby is uncovered as Team USA seeks gold in Athens.
New York Doll (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Greg Whiteley; Stars: Nina Antonia, Bishop Bragg, Clem Burke, Lee Black Childers, Steve Conte, Bob Geldof, Chrissie Hynde, Frank Infante, David Johansen, Mick Jones, Arthur Kane)
The meteoric rise, resoundingn fall and resurrectionn of the glam rock punk band.
Why We Fight Why We Fight
Why We Fight and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Ron Berger, Dan Klores; Stars: Emile Griffith, Howie Albert, Manuel Alfaro, Carmen Basilio, Jimmy Breslin, Gil Clancy, Joe Cortez, Eckhard Dagge, Angelo Dundee, Don Dunphy, George Foreman)
Examination of Emile Griffith the six-time welterweight champion of the world, who was also a closet homosexual.
Romántico (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Mark Becker; Stars: Arturo Arias, Carmelo Muñiz Sanchez)
Documentary about two Mexican marachi singers who roam the bars and restaurants of San Francisco.
Shakespeare Behind Bars (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Hank Rogerson; Writer: Hank Rogerson)
Murderers and rapists perform Shakespeare and learn forgiveness.
Trudell (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Heather Rae; Writer: Russell Friedenberg; Stars: Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard, Amy Ray, Val Kilmer, Jackson Browne, Darelle 'Dino' Butler, Wilma Mankiller, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell,)
Exploration of the power and fragility of indigenous icon, John Trudell.
Twist Of Faith (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Kirby Dick; Stars: Jeff Anderson, Tony Comes, Wendy Comes, Firass Dirani, Catherine Hoolahan, Dennis O'Loughlin, Matthew Simon, Father Stephen Stanbery)
Documentary about a victim of clergy sex abuse and his efforts to ake on the Church.
Why We Fight (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Eugene Jarecki; Writer: Eugene Jarecki)
Documentary suggesting that the U.S. military-industrial complex is why we fight.
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