Sundance Film Festival 2015

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3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets and Being Evel
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Marc Silver)
Documentary about the trial of Michael Dunn, who shot an unarmed teenager and claimed a 'stand your ground' defence.
World premiere.
Being Evel (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Daniel Junge; Writer: Davis Coombe, Daniel Junge; Stars: George Hamilton, Johnny Knoxville)
An candid portrait of American icon Robert "Evel" Knievel and his legacy.
World premiere.
Best Of Enemies (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville; Writer: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville; Stars: Dick Cavett, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley Jr., Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Matt Tyrnauer, Brooke Gladstone, Ginia Bellafante, Sam Tanenhaus)
A behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F Buckley Jr, and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex.
World premiere.
Call Me Lucky (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Bobcat Goldthwait; Stars: Barry Crimmins)
Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political satirist. Famous comedians and others build a picture of a man who underwent an incredible transformation.
World premiere.
Cartel Land (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Matthew Heineman)
Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
World premiere.
Meru Meru
Meru and (T)error
City Of Gold (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Laura Gabbert; Writer: Laura Gabbert)
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold casts his light upon a vibrant and growing cultural movement in which he plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.
World premiere.
Finders Keepers (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Bryan Carberry, J Clay Tweel; Stars: Shannon Whisnant, John Wood)
A documentary about the conflict that ensued after one man unwittingly purchased another man's amputated leg in an auction.
World premiere.
Hot Girls Wanted (Year: 2015; Director: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus)
A look at the realities inside the world of the amateur porn industry and the steady stream of 18- and 19-year-old girls entering into it.
World premiere.
How To Dance Ohio (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Alexandra Shiva)
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage — a spring formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their social skills at a local nightclub in preparation for the dance.
World premiere.
Larry Kramer In Love And Anger (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jean Carlomusto)
Author, activist, and playwright Larry Kramer is one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary gay America, a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired gay men and lesbians to fight for their lives. At 78, this complicated man still commands our attention.
World premiere.
Best Of Enemies Best Of Enemies
Best Of Enemies and Cartel Land
Meru (Country: US, India; Year: 2014; Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; Stars: Jon Krakauer, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Amee Hinkley)
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
World premiere.
Racing Extinction (Country: US, UK, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia; Year: 2015; Director: Louie Psihoyos; Writer: Mark Monroe; Stars: Elon Musk)
Documentary charts the problems of mass extinction.
World premiere.
(T)error (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe)
The first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds.
World premiere.
Welcome To Leith (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker; Writer: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker)
A white supremacist attempts to take over a small town in North Dakota.
World premiere.
Western (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross)
For generations, all that distinguished Eagle Pass, Texas, from Piedras Negras, Mexico, was the Rio Grande. But when darkness descends upon these harmonious border towns, a cowboy and lawman face a new reality that threatens their way of life. Western portrays timeless American figures in the grip of unforgiving change.
World premiere.
Finders Keepers Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers and Racing Extinction
The Wolfpack (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Crystal Moselle; Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo)
Story of a band of brothers who grew up in social isolation.
World premiere.

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