Sundance Film Festival 2012

Encompasses a selection of pure, bold works by promising filmmakers distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.

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Compliance and Kid-Thing
Compliance (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Craig Zobel; Writer: Craig Zobel; Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Philip Ettinger, James McCaffrey, Matt Servitto, Ashlie Atkinson, Nikiya Mathis, Ralph Rodriguez, Stephen Payne, Amelia Fowler, John Merolla, Desmin Borges, Matt Skibiak)
A drama based on the real life case of fast food restaurant employees who abused vulnerable young people on the orders of a stranger on the phone who claimed to be investigating shoplifting.
World premiere
I Am Not A Hipster (Year: 2012; Director: Destin Cretton; Writer: Destin Cretton; Stars: Dominic Bogart, Alvaro Orlando, Brad William Henke, Tammy Minoff, Kandis Erickson, Lauren Coleman), Official Site
Set in the indie music and art scene, this is a character-driven story exploring themes of love, loss and what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.
World premiere
Kid-Thing (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: David Zellner; Writer: David Zellner; Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner)
A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance, hears a woman calling from a mysterious hole in the ground, asking for help.
World premiere
Mosquita Y Mari (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Aurora Guerrero; Writer: Aurora Guerrero; Stars: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Joaquín Garrido, Laura Patalano, Dulce Maria Solis)
A friendship between two 15-year-old Latinas becomes complex as they struggle to recognise the sexual undercurrent in their relationship.
World premiere
My Best Day (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Erin Greenwell; Writer: Erin Greenwell; Stars: Rachel Style, Ashlie Atkinson, Raúl Castillo, Jo Armeniox, Robert Salerno, Harris Doran), Official Site
Karen’s life as a small-town receptionist is turned upside down when the father she never knew calls for a refrigerator repair. That day she encounters a sister addicted to off track betting, a brother struggling with grade school heartache and bullies, and a load of fireworks.
World premiere
Sleepwalk With Me (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish; Writer: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish; Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti)
A stand-up comedian with a serious sleep disorder reassesses his life.
World premiere
That's What She Said (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Carrie Preston; Writer: Kellie Overbey; Stars: Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, Alia Shawkat)
Armed with nothing but their addictions and lots of personal baggage, two best friends and a mysterious young interloper battle a series of misadventures on their quest for love in New York City.
World premiere
Twenty-Eight Hotel Rooms (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Matt Ross; Writer: Matt Ross; Stars: Marin Ireland, Chris Messina)
Seen only as fragments in the secret world of hotel rooms, a long-term affair becomes perhaps the most significant relationship of a couple’s lives.
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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