Sundance Film Festival 2013

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The Capsule (Country: Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari; Writer: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Aleksandra Waliszewska; Stars: Ariane Labed, Isolda Dychauk, Clémence Poésy, Evangelia Randou, Aurora Marion, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Sofia Dona, Ying Gao, Aleksandra Waliszewska)
Seven young women. A mansion perched on a Cycladic rock. A series of lessons on discipline, desire, discovery, and disappearance. A melancholy, inescapable cycle on the brink of womanhood – infinitely.
Century (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Kevin Jerome Everson; Stars: Buick Century)
Filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia, and starring a General Motors automobile – the titular brown Buick Century – meeting its fate.
Datamosh (Year: 2011; Director: Yung Jake; Writer: Yung Jake)
A contemporary rap video that explores the glitchy video art trend "datamoshing". All geeked up, Yung Jake glitches out your computer and celebrates nerdiness and getting money.
Iyeza (Country: South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Kudzanai Chiurai)
An allegory of the Last Supper depicting the establishment of a new nation-state, Kudzanai Chiurai's Iyeza explores the African condition by juxtaposing the past and the present of a continent in the grip of violent civil wars.
Primate Cinema: Apes As Family (Country: US, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Rachel Mayeri; Writer: Rachel Mayeri; Stars: Denise Pearlman, J.C. Lee, Song Man Choh, Heather Sultz, Dawn Meyer, Lex Quarterman)
Chimpanzees, our closest relatives, like to watch television. What would a film made expressly for chimps look like? Created with a primatologist and actors in chimp suits, a primate drama is presented to chimpanzees at the Edinburgh Zoo.
Reindeer (Country: UK, Finland; Year: 2011; Director: Eva Weber)
Portrait of reindeer herding in Lapland.
Until The Quiet Comes (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Kahlil Joseph; Writer: Kahlil Joseph; Stars: Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P., Flying Lotus)
Shot in the Nickerson Gardens housing projects in Watts, Los Angeles, this film deals with themes of violence, camaraderie and spirituality through the lens of magical realism.

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