Sundance Film Festival 2013

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In A World... and Upstream Color
A.C.O.D. (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stuart Zicherman; Writer: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman; Stars: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke)
Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past.
International premiere
Blackfish (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
The plight of killer whales in captivity.
International premiere
Blood Brother (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steve Hoover)
Story of a man's commitment to an orphanage for children with AIDS and HIV.
UK premiere
Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Francesca Gregorini; Writer: Francesca Gregorini; Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Jimmi Simpson, Aneurin Barnard)
Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbour, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.
International premiere
God Loves Uganda (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Ross Williams)
Documentary exploration of the agenda of right-wing US evangelicals.
European premiere
God Loves Uganda God Loves Uganda
God Loves Uganda and Blood Brother
In A World... (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lake Bell; Writer: Lake Bell; Stars: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed)
An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star.
International premiere
The Kings Of Summer (Toy's House) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts; Writer: Chris Galletta; Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie)
Three teenagers decide to build a fort and live wild.
International premiere
Mud (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols; Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shephard)
Two teenagers try to reunite a fugitive with his long-term love.
UK premiere
Muscle Shoals (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier)
Down in Alabama Rick Hall founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bear witness to the greatest untold American music story.
UK premiere
Running From Crazy (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Barbara Kopple)
Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate.
International premiere
The Kings Of Summer The Kings Of Summer
The Kings Of Summer and Blackfish
The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: George Tillman Jr; Writer: Michael Starrbury; Stars: Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright)
Separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone, two boys hide from police and forage for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world.
UK premiere
Touchy Feely (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lynn Shelton; Writer: Lynn Shelton; Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Elliot Page, Josh Pais)
A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's foundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch”.
International premiere
Upstream Color (Upstream Colour) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Shane Carruth; Writer: Shane Carruth; Stars: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins)
A man and woman are drawn together as they try to reassemble their wrecked lives.
UK premiere

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