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Adam
Adam
Awkward teenager Adam arrives to spend his final high school summer with his older sister, who has thrown herself into New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. Over the summer, Adam and those around him experience love, friendship, and attendant hard truths in this coming-of-age comedy.
Blinded By The Light
Blinded By The Light
In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Photograph
Photograph
Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
The Mountain
The Mountain
A young man who was raised by his emotional stunted father goes to work with his mentor, a doctor who performs lobotomies and shock therapy.
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
After The Wedding
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Memory: The Origins of Alien
Memory: The Origins of Alien
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger.
Advocate
Advocate
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Knock Down The House
Knock Down The House
Four young Democratic candidates take on established incumbents in the US 2018 election.
Late Night
Late Night
A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

Threshold of the screen
Rick Alverson on Denis Lavant's threshold move, Disney, and music in The Mountain
Following a family's flight
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler
Spellbinding
Frédéric Tcheng on Liza Minnelli, Elsa Peretti, Tavi Gevinson and the Battle of Versailles in Halston
As she sees it
Ashley Connor on Madeline’s Madeline and her career as a cinematographer
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
A rose between thorns
Alison Klayman on Steve Bannon and The Brink
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Top End Team
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Sundance: Episode Three
Parenthood and experiemental filmmaking in Boyhood and 52 Tuesdays.
Creating the Kingdom
Ben Mendelsohn talks about Animal Kingdom, manipulation and playing Rupert Murdoch.

Sundance Film Festival News

John Cooper steps aside at Sundance
Festival director to take up emeritus director role after next year's edition
The Farewell favourite at Sundance London
Lula Wang's comedy drama takes audience award
Line-up for Sundance London announced
Late Night opens festival
The Souvenir, Clemency and Honeyland win at Sundance
One Child Nation and Brittany Runs A Marathon also in awards
Stars join 4% Challenge
Hammer, Witherspoon, Feig among stars pledging to make film with female director
Stepping back and forward at the Sundance opening press conference
Putnam on diversity push and Redford says he's ready for change
French honour for Sundance Kid
Robert Redford to receive Special César award
Sundance announces juries
Akhavan, Chazelle and Campion will head to Utah
UK filmmaker among 15 chosen for Sundance Labs
Dionne Edwards takes Pretty Red Dress to Utah
Sundance announces diverse line-up
40% of 112 features directed by women
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