Mary And Max opened the festival Mary And Max opened the festival

The daddy of all independent festivals reaches its quarter century in 2009. Run in conjunction with the Sundance Institute - set up by Robert Redford to support independent film - it has continued to develop its brief. It championed documentary which has resulted in a slew of factual films hitting the multiplex and has recently turned its attention to short film.

The 2009 edition will open with the world premiere of claymation film Mary And Max.

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Sundance Latest Reviews

575 Castro St
575 Castro St
A light and motion study accompanying a tape recording by Harvey Milk to be played "in the event of my death by assassination".
Knife Point
Knife Point
An evangelical family offers a traveling knife salesman a ride on their way through upstate New York.
Protect You + Me
Protect You + Me
A meal with mum turns sour.
When You're Strange
When You're Strange
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.
Set in the 1970s, a unique take on the dangers of the American dream seen through the innocent eyes of a 15-year-old boy.
Brooklyn's Finest
Brooklyn's Finest
Trouble brews for three New York cops.
World's Greatest Dad
World's Greatest Dad
A comedy about a high school poetry teacher who learns that the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy.
An astronaut starts to lose the plot at the end of a mission to the moon - but is there something else going on? Plus read our exclusive interview with
I Love You Phillip Morris
I Love You Phillip Morris
Having learned to lie about his sexuality, Steve finds he just can't kick the habit, even after he comes out and falls in love.
Old Partner
Old Partner
Documentary about an elderly farmer, his wife and their loyal ox.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

Soul woman
We talk to Sophie Barthes about her inspiration for feature debut Cold Souls.
Shooting for the Moon
Duncan Jones talks exclusively about shooting his hyper-low budget sci-fi film.
Loopy Politics
Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison and Armando Iannucci tell us what making In The Loop was like for them.
Getting In The Loop
James Gandolfini and Mimi Kennedy talk about their roles in Armando Iannucci's satire.
Sundance Diary: Day Eight
Big Fan, An Education, The Cove, Tyson, Carmo Hit The Road, Old Partner and Adam
Sundance Diary: Day Seven
James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy and Paul Solet, plus The Only Good Indian and The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle.
Sundance Diary: Day Six
Grace, World's Greatest Dad, plus the BMI Snowball and Armando Iannucci.
Sundance Diary: Day Five
Sin Nombre, The Winning Season, The Informers, Bronson, Earth Days and The End Of The Line.
Sundance Diary: Day Four
Don't Let Me Drown, In The Loop, Crude, plus Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey
Sundance Diary: Day Three
Cold Souls, When You're Strange, Victoria Day and 500 Days Of Summer
Sundance Diary: Day Two
Lulu And Jimi, William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe, The Clone Returns Home. Plus Herzog vs. The Hoff.
Sundance Diary: Opening night... the sequel
The other half of the Sundance tag team on Madsden-phobia and Mary And Max.
Sundance Diary: Opening night and day one
Mary and Max best opener in years, Brit sci-fi Moon, Iran doc The Glass House and Lee Daniels' Push.
Write on at Sundance
Sundance "lab" history and we talk to UK filmmaker Sally El Hosaini about taking the My Brother The Devil script to Utah.

Sundance Film Festival News

Sundance spreads wings
Institute will host night of screenings across the States during annual festival to "ignite dialogue".
Sundance makes NEXT move
Festival anounces new section for low to no-budget filmmaking.
All change at Sundance
Executive director Ken Brecher quits.
Sundance announces Alfred P Sloan Awards
Science-in-film grants given to Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Alex Rivera.
John Cooper named Sundance Festival director
Long-serving programmer gets promotion to top spot.
Gilmore quits Sundance for Tribeca
Festival Director leaves Institute after 19 years.
Push for success at Sundance
Lee Daniels' film wins dramatic prize, while Brits do well in world sections.
Sundance hits quarter century
Redford talks about the joys of change, Obama's inauguration, a Middle East move and Proposition 8.
Sundance jury members announced
International pool of talent for 2009 includes Virginia Madsen and Gillian Armstrong
The Winning Season added to Sundance line-up
Sam Rockwell vehicle to screen in Premieres section.
Sundance screenwriters lab projects announced
UK/Egyptian project among 12 selected for January programme.
Sundance slate revealed
Premieres, Spectrum, Park City At Midnight and Frontiers films announced.
Sundance announces competition line-up
Eight UK productions make the cut.
Claymation film to open Sundance
Mary And Max to get world premiere at festival.
Sundance/NHK finalists announced
Twelve projects from four regions vie for cash.

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