Sundance Film Festival 2007

Showcase of factual films from US filmmakers. Special Mentions from the Jury went to The Fighting Cholitas and Spitfire 944.

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Spitfire 944 and The Fighting Cholitas
The Fighting Cholitas (Country: Bolivia, US; Year: 2006; Director: Mariam Jobrani), Official Site
Exploration of the life and motivations of Bolivian female wrestlers. Showing as part of Document Shorts at EIFF 2007.
Freeheld (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Cynthia Wade; Stars: Laurel Hester)
In the last weeks of her life, Lieutenant Laurel Hester has one goal - to leave her hard-earned pension to her life partner Stacie.
God Provides (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Brian M Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky; Writer: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky)
A look at the varied and unexpected responses to natural disaster.
Mother Superior (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Alex Mack, Diana Montero)
A mom is supposed to be perfect, but that is often far from the truth in this examination of mothers who are addicted to methamphetamines.
Scaredycat (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Andrew Blubaugh; Writer: Andrew Blubaugh; Stars: Amber Blubaugh, Andrew Blubaugh, Charlie Blubaugh, Solamon Ibe, Chris Thoms, Donniel Tisdale)
This film examines the inevitable and justifiable fear the filmmaker experiences following a physical assault at the hands of five young men.
Spitfire 944 (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: William Lorton; Stars: John S Blyth, James R Savage, Paul V Lorton Sr)
Filmmakers track down a Second World War pilot.
To Whom It May Concern (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Mitch McCabe; Stars: )
A photographer chronicles her life over five years of political events, comically interweaving protest footage with her photographic diary of self-portraits to tell a modern tale about art, change, hope, and futility.
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