Sundance Film Festival 2009

Park City at Midnight offers eight films that are likely to amuse, surprise, or shock the bleary-eyed viewer and offer a lively last stop in the nightly film-going circuit.

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Dead Snow Dead Snow
Dead Snow and White Lightnin'
Black Dynamite (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Scott Sanders; Writer: Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White, Michael Jai White; Stars: Michael Jai White, Nicole Sullivan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Arsenio Hall, Phil Morris, Kym Whitley, Kevin Chapman, Cedric Yarbrough, Lauren Kim, Bokeem Woodbine)
Blaxploitation spoof.
World Premiere
The Carter (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Adam Bhala Lough; Stars: Lil' Wayne, Brian Williams, Cortez Bryant)
An in-depth, intimate look at the artist Dwayne "Lil' Wayne" Carter Jr, proclaimed by many as the "greatest rapper alive".
World Premiere
Dead Snow (Død Snø) (Country: Norway; Year: 2009; Director: Tommy Wirkola; Writer: Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola; Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Jenny Skavlan, Bjørn Sundquist, Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Lasse Valdal, Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst), Official Site, Trailer
Teens on vacation fall foul of a Nazi-zombie battalion.
North American Premiere
Grace (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Paul Solet; Writer: Paul Solet; Stars: Jordan Ladd, Gabrielle Rose, Samantha Ferris, Malcolm Stewart, Stephen Park, Serge Houde, Evan Lanier, Shelly Gant), Official Site
A baby presumed dead in the womb is miraculously born alive. Maybe.
World Premiere
The Killing Room (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Jonathan Liebesman; Writer: Gus Krieger, Ann Peacock; Stars: Michael Byrnes, Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton, Meade Patton, Joan Roberts, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Sexton, T. Joel Smith, Bill Stinchcomb)
Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study, only to discover they are now the subjects of a brutal, classified government program.
World Premiere
Black Dynamite Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite and Grace
Mystery Team (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Dan Eckman; Writer: D.C. Pierson, Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes, Dan Eckman, Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, Meggie McFadden, D.C. Pierson; Stars: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Matt Walsh, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Brown, Kay Cannon, Ben Schwartz, John Lutz)
A group of kid detectives called The Mystery Team struggle to solve a double murder to prove they can be real detectives before they graduate from high school.
World Premiere
Spring Breakdown (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ryan Shiraki; Writer: Ryan Shiraki, Rachel Dratch, Ryan Shiraki; Stars: Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Will Arnett, Rachel Hamilton, Harley Adams, Danny Arroyo, Sara Astin, Aliane Baquerot, David Winston Barge)
Three thirtysomething friends attempt to break the monotony of their uninspired lives by taking a holiday at a popular spring break getaway for college students.
World Premiere
White Lightnin' (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Dominic Murphy; Writer: Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith; Stars: Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson, Kirk Bovill, Clay Steakley, Raymond Waring, Wallace Merck, Allison Varnes, Damian Samuels, Stephanie Astalos-Jones)
The outrageous cult story of Jesco White, the dancing outlaw.
World Premiere

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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