Sundance Film Festival 2016

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jeff Feuerzeig; Stars: Laura Albert, Bruce Benderson, Dennis Cooper, Panio Gianopoulos, Winona Ryder, Ira Silverberg)
The story behind the literary 'hoax' of JT LeRoy.
International premiere
Goat (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Andrew Neel; Writer: David Gordon Green, Brad Land, Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts; Stars: Nick Jonas, Virginia Gardner, Ben Schnetzer, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon, Chase Crawford, Trent Rowland, Jake Picking, Patrick Murney, Jon Osbeck, Eric Staves, Gus Halper, Will Pullen, Brock Yurich, William Cross)
Tension mounts between two brothers as the younger undergoes pledge week at the elder's fraternity house.
UK premiere
The Greasy Strangler (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jim Hosking; Writer: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking; Stars: Michael St Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Abdoulaye NGom, Holland MacFallister, Sam Dissanayake, Jesse Keen, Joe David Walters, John Yuan, Matt Yuan, Mel Kohl, Sal Koussa, Carl Solomon, Dana Haas)
When Big Ronnie and his son Brayden meet lone female tourist Janet on Big Ronnie’s Disco Walking Tour - the best and only disco walking tour in the city - a fight for Janet's heart erupts between father and son, and the infamous Greasy Strangler is unleashed.
International premiere
Indignation (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: James Schamus; Writer: Philip Roth, James Schamus, based on the novel by Philip Roth; Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Ben Rosenfield, Linda Emond, Tracy Letts, Noah Robbins, Melanie Blake Roth, Betsy Hogg, Doris McCarthy, Joanne Baron, Danny Burstein, Pico Alexander, Philip Ettinger, Andrew S. Thompson, Susan Varon)
It’s 1951, and among the new arrivals at Winesburg College in Ohio are the son of a kosher butcher from New Jersey and the beautiful, brilliant daughter of a prominent alum. For a brief moment, their lives converge in this emotionally soaring film based on the novel by Philip Roth.
UK premiere
The Intervention (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Clea DuVall; Writer: Clea DuVall; Stars: Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Ritter, Clea DuVall, Ben Schwartz, Vincent Piazza, Kira Pozehl, Melissa Lloyd-Wade, David Bernon, Sam Slater, Krista Mack, Merrik Foune)
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
International premiere
Wiener-Dog Wiener-Dog
Wiener-Dog and Goat
Life, Animated (Country: US, France; Year: 2015; Director: Roger Ross Williams; Writer: Ron Suskind)
The story of an autistic man who was able to reconnect with his family via Disney films.
UK premiere
Morris From America (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Chad Hartigan; Writer: Chad Hartigan; Stars: Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Jakub Gierszal, Eva Löbau, Kai Michael Müller, Lina Keller, Markees Christmas, Levin Henning, Marie Löschhorn, Patrick Güldenberg, Roger Ditter, Florian Von Stockum, Benedikt Crisand, Manuel Hafner, Hugo Manuel)
A 13-year-old American comes of age in Germany.
UK premiere
Other People (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Chris Kelly; Writer: Chris Kelly; Stars: Jesse Plemons, Bradley Whitford, Molly Shannon, Zach Woods, June Squibb, Retta, Maude Apatow, Kerri Kenney, Paul Dooley, J.J. Totah, Toni French, Madisen Beaty, Kanoa Goo, Karli Karissa, Waymond Lee)
A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he's "doing okay".
International premiere
Tallulah (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Sian Heder; Writer: Sian Heder; Stars: Elliot Page, Allison Janney, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba, David Zayas, Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey, Fredric Lehne, Evan Jonigkeit, Jasson Finney, Doris McCarthy, Charlotte Ubben, Stacey Thunder, Nimo Gandhi, Jason Tottenham)
A woman 'kidnaps' a toddler and passes her off as her own.
International premiere
Weiner (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg; Writer: Eli B Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg)
Documentary about mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
European premiere
Tallulah Tallulah
Tallulah and Life, Animated
Wiener-Dog (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Todd Solondz; Writer: Todd Solondz; Stars: Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet, Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts, Michael James Shaw, Kett Turton, Devin Druid, Samrat Chakrabarti, Jen Ponton, Trey Gerrald, Bridget Brown, Scott Martin)
Portmanteau film about the owners of a dachshund.
International premiere

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