Sundance Film Festival 2014

As usual, the New Frontier section of the festival will feature a number of art installations, including the US premiere of The Source (evolving) by Doug Aitken, which will be located next to Park City's Main Street. The films - which aim to expand, experiment with, and explode traditional storytelling –within the section are listed below.

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Living Stars and HITRECORD ON TV
The Better Angels (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: AJ Edwards; Writer: AJ Edwards; Stars: Wes Bentley, Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, Jamie Harrold, Lola Cook, Casey Roberts, Cameron Mitchell Williams, Reagan Leonard, Wayne Pyle, Tim Duquette, Robert Vincent Smith, Joseph K. Bevilacqua, Heidi Philipsen, Phillip X. Levine)
Set in the harsh wilderness of Indiana, this is the story of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. It tells of the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality.
World premiere
The Girl From Nagasaki (Country: Italy, Germany, US, Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Michel Comte, Ayako Yoshida; Writer: Michel Comte, Anne-Marie Mackay, Ayako Yoshida; Stars: Sasha Alexander, Ralph Chan, Andrew M. Chukerman, Robert Evans, Marianne Faithfull, Teruko Kataoka, Christopher Lee, Nobu Matsuhisa, Jessica Mayorga, Mac Miller, Mariko Miyamitsu, Michael Nyqvist, Anna Orso, Edoardo Ponti, Pascal Rohé)
This 3D feature film production of the classic Puccini opera Madame Butterfly is directed by world-renowned photographer Michel Comte. It's a modern-day tale that starts with the young madame emerging from the ashes of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki.
International premiere
HITRECORD ON TV (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
A new kind of variety show with host Joseph Gordon-Levitt directing a global online community of artists as they create short films, music, animation, and more. Anybody with an Internet connection is invited to contribute, and each episode focuses on a different theme.
World premiere
Living Stars (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat)
Ordinary Argentinians get on down in their homes and workplaces and reveal their love of dancing.
World premiere
The Measure Of All Things (Country: US; Year: 2014)
Poetic meditation on humanity, loosely inspired by the Guinness World Records book series.
World premiere
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The Better Angels and This World Made Itself; Myth and Infrastructure; Dreaming of Lucid Living
This World Made Itself; Myth and Infrastructure; Dreaming of Lucid Living (Director: Miwa Matreyek; Stars: Miwa Matreyek)
Philosophical, dreamlike narratives.
World premiere
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers And The Emergence Of A People (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Thomas Allen Harris; Writer: Thomas Allen Harris, Paul Carter Harrison, Don Perry)
An epic film that moves between the present and the past through the work of contemporary photographers and artists. Their pictures and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving a voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, or hidden from sight.
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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