Sundance Film Festival 2014

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Finding Fela! Finding Fela!
Finding Fela! and Happy Valley
The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Chapman Way, Maclain Way)
Hollywood veteran Bing Russell creates the only independent baseball team in the country - alarming the baseball establishment and sparking the meteoric rise of the 1970s Portland Mavericks.
World premiere
Finding Fela! (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Alex Gibney; Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Bill T. Jones, Okwechime Abdul, Tony Allen, Kewe Anikulapo-Kuti, Hettie Barnhill, J.K. Braimah, John Darnton, Lemi Ghariokwu, Ogugua Iwelu, Sandra Izsadore, Francis Kertekian)
Documentary about a renowned Nigerian Musician who inspired many people in the music scene including Bob Marley and James Brown.
World premiere
Freedom Summer (Year: 2014; Director: Stanley Nelson)
In the summer of 1964, more than 700 students descended on violent, segregated Mississippi. Defying authorities, they registered voters, created freedom schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Fifty years later, eyewitness accounts and never-before-seen archival material tell their story. Not all of them would make it through.
World premiere
Happy Valley (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Amir Bar-Lev)
The children of "Happy Valley" were victimised for years, by a key member of the legendary Penn State college football programme. But were Jerry Sandusky’s crimes an open secret? With rare access, director Amir Bar-Lev delves beneath the headlines to tell a modern American parable of guilt, redemption, and identity.
World premiere
Last Days In Vietnam (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Rory Kennedy; Writer: Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester, Keven McAlester)
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only US citizens.
World premiere
To Be Takei To Be Takei
To Be Takei and Life Itself
Life Itself (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Steve James; Stars: Roger Ebert)
The story of the surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. The film details his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.
World premiere
Mitt (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Greg Whiteley; Writer: Greg Whiteley; Stars: Mitt Romney)
A filmmaker is granted unprecedented access to a political candidate and his family as he runs for President.
World premiere
This May Be The Last Time (Year: 2014; Director: Sterlin Harjo)
Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo's Grandfather disappeared mysteriously in 1962. The community searching for him sang songs of encouragement that were passed down for generations. Harjo explores the origins of these songs as well as the violent history of his people.
World premiere
To Be Takei (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jennifer M Kroot; Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Howard Stern, Lea Salonga, Dan Savage, Brad Takei, Telly Leung, Daniel Inouye, Tom Ammiano, Lorenzo Thione, Jimi Yamaichi, Sybil Jordan Hampton, Jay Kuo)
Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband, Brad, on a wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.
World premiere
We Are The Giant (Country: US, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Greg Barker)
The stories of ordinary individuals who are transformed by the moral and personal challenges they encounter when standing up for what they believe is right. Powerful and tragic, yet inspirational, their struggles for freedom echo across history and offer hope against seemingly impossible odds.
World premiere
Whitey Bulger Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger and The Battered Bastards Of Baseball
Whitey Bulger (WHITEY: United States of America v James J Bulger) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Joe Berlinger)
Infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Joe Berlinger’s documentary chronicles Bulger’s recent sensational trial, using it as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement.
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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