The world premieres of 16 American narrative feature films.
Upstream Color and Mother Of George
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Lowery; Writer: David Lowery; Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Charles Baker, Heather Kafka, Kentucker Audley, Robert Longstreet)
Love story about an escaped outlaw and the wife who waits for him.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jill Soloway; Writer: Jill Soloway; Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Jessica St Clair)
A lost LA housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.
(Country: UK, US; Year: 2013; Director: Jerusha Hess; Writer: Jerusha Hess, based on the novel by Shannon Hale; Stars: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, Georgia King, James Callis)
A Pride & Prejudice obsessive goes on a kill or cure Austen-themed holiday.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez; Writer: Kyle Patrick Alvarez; Stars: Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, Troian Bellisario)
A student takes time out in Oregon and learns some life lessons.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stacie Passon; Writer: Stacie Passon; Stars: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins)
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
C.O.G. and Concussion
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.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ryan Coogler; Writer: Ryan Coogler; Stars: Michael B Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray)
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old San Francisco Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008.
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.
Kill Your Darlings
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: John Krokidas; Writer: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas; Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen)
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
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.
The Kings Of Summer and Ain't Them Bodies Saints
May In The Summer
(Country: US, Qatar, Jordan; Year: 2013; Director: Cherien Dabis; Writer: Cherien Dabis; Stars: Cherien Dabis, Hiam Abbass, Bill Pullman, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf, Alexander Siddig)
A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.
World premiere. Day one film
Mother Of George
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrew Dosunmu; Writer: Darci Picoult; Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Anthony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi)
A husband and wife find their marraige threatened by an inability to conceive.
The Spectacular Now
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: James Ponsoldt; Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber; Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler)
Sutter is a high school senior who lives for the moment; Aimee is the introvert he attempts to "save." As their relationship deepens, the lines between right and wrong, friendship and love, and "saving" and corrupting become inextricably blurred.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Liz W Garcia; Writer: Liz W Garcia; Stars: Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Amy Madigan, David Lambert)
A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lynn Shelton; Writer: Lynn Shelton; Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen 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”.
Afternoon Delight and Kill Your Darlings
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.