Sundance Film Festival 2011

Works that push the limits of traditional cinema aesthetics and the narrative structures of filmmaking.

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The Nine Muses The Nine Muses
The Nine Muses and !Women Art Revolution
Jess + Moss (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Clay Jeter; Writer: Clay Jeter, Debra Jeter; Stars: Sarah Hagan, Austin Vickers)
Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, second cousins Jess and Moss only have each other. A series of visceral vignettes conjure memories of companionship and sexual awakening during a summer shared together on their Kentucky farm.
World Premiere
The Mill And The Cross (Country: Poland, Sweden; Year: 2010; Director: Lech Majewski; Writer: Michael Francis Gibson and Lech Majewski; Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin)
A visually vibrant and masterful work that seamlessly fortifies rich painterly compositions with digital effects, bringing Peter Brugel’s 1564 painting, The Way to Calvary, to real life.
World Premiere
The Nine Muses (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: John Akomfrah; Writer: John Akomfrah; Stars: Trevor Mathison, David Lawson)
A poetic exploration of mass immigration in postwar Britain.
North American Premiere
!Women Art Revolution (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson; Stars: Lynn Hershman-Leeson), Official Site
One part of a transmedia project that includes the interactive video installation RAW WAR presented at New Frontier. This seminal documentary depicts the history of women artists who have used art as an activist practice to fight oppression and protest gender and racial exclusion – creating what many historians feel is the most significant art movement of the late-20th century.
US Premiere
The Woods (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Matthew Lessner; Writer: Matthew Lessner; Stars: Toby David, Anne-Sophie Dutoit, Chris Edley, Amanda Furches, Lauren Hamersmith, Adam Mortemore, Nicola Persky, Justin Phillips, Brian Woods), Official Site
A satirical nod to ethnographic film fashions a critique on media technology dependence, when eight young Americans move deep into to the woods to start their own utopia.
World Premiere
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