Sundance Film Festival 2005

The Festival’s Frontier section presents five films that represent new directions in filmmaking

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The Joy Of Life (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Jenni Olson; Writer: Jenni Olson; Stars: Harriet Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
A contemplative visual poem of San Francisco.
Room (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Kyle Henry; Writer: Kyle Henry)
A woman begins having visions of a room and, after an accident, decides to go in search of it.
Sugar (Country: US/Ireland; Year: 2005; Director: Patrick Jolley, Reynold Reynolds; Writer: Patrick Jolley, Reynold Reynolds, Samara Golden; Stars: Samara Golden, Nelson Nelson)
A horrific discovery in a one room apartment leads into a surreal, claustrophobic nightmare.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: William Greaves; Writer: William Greaves; Stars: Audrey Heningham, Shannon Baker, Marcia Karp, Ndeye Ade Sokhna, Jonathan Gordon, Terrence McCartney Filgate, Bob Rosen, Phil Parmet, Stevan Larner, William Greaves, Steve Buscemi)
Greaves continues the cinematic experiment he began in the Sixties, the ostensible focus of which is a contentious inter-racial relationship.
Tropic Of Cancer (Tropico De Cancer) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2004; Director: Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra; Writer: Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra)
Visually driven documentary about the impoverished people of central Mexico.
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