Sundance Film Festival 2019

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Them That Follow Them That Follow
Them That Follow and Ms Purple
Before You Know It (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Hannah Pearl Utt; Writer: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock; Stars: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, Mike Colter, Alec Baldwin)
A long-kept family secret thrusts codependent, thirty-something sisters Rachel and Jackie Gurner into a literal soap opera.
World premiere
Big Time Adolescence (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jason Orley; Writer: Jason Orley; Stars: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Jon Cryer, Sydney Sweeney, Emily Arlook, Colson Baker)
A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, a charismatic college dropout.
World premiere
Brittany Runs A Marathon (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo; Writer: Paul Downs Colaizzo; Stars: Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Michaela Watkins, Kate Arrington, Alice Lee, Peter Vack, Juri Henley-Cohn, Gene Gabriel, Micah Stock, Erica Hernandez, Miriam A. Hyman, Ian Unterman, Esteban Benito, Frances Eve)
A woman living in New York takes control of her life – one city block at a time.
World premiere
Clemency (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chinonye Chukwu; Writer: Chinonye Chukwu; Stars: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, LaMonica Garrett, Wendell Pierce, Noshir Dalal, Vernee Watson, Michael O'Neill, Danielle Brooks, Dennis Haskins, Debbie Pollack, Michelle C. Bonilla, Richard Gunn, Jed Bernard, Anahi Bustillos)
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
World premiere
The Farewell (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Lulu Wang; Writer: Lulu Wang; Stars: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Jim Liu, Diana Lin, Yongbo Jiang, Shuzhen Zhou, Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Jim Liu, Diana Lin, Yongbo Jiang, Shuzhen Zhou)
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
World premiere
Brittany Runs A Marathon Brittany Runs A Marathon
Brittany Runs A Marathon and To The Stars
Hala (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Minhal Baig; Writer: Minhal Baig; Stars: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan, Anna Chlumsky)
Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.
World premiere
Honey Boy (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alma Har'el; Writer: Shia LaBeouf; Stars: Lucas Hedges, Shia LaBeouf, Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne, Noah Jupe, Laura San Giacomo, Martin Starr, Clifton Collins Jr., Dorian Brown Pham, Craig Stark, FKA Twigs, Sandra Rosko, Ludwig Manukian, Chala Savino, Leana Chavez)
A child TV star and his ex-rodeo clown father face their stormy past through time and cinema.
World premiere
Imaginary Order (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Debra Eisenstadt; Writer: Debra Eisenstadt; Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Christine Woods, Max Burkholder, Steve Little, Catherine Curtin, Amy Anderson, Naomi Ekperigin, Graham Sibley, Keri Safran, Kate Alberts, Sheila M. Robinson, Chris Pentzell, Theresa Laib, Ted Elrick, Kristjan Aru)
The sexual, psychological and moral unravelling of an obsessive-compulsive suburban mom.
World premiere
The Last Black Man In San Francisco (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Talbot; Writer: Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot; Stars: Thora Birch, Finn Wittrock, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Tonya Glanz, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Majors, John Ozuna, Cassie Hendry, Leah Shesky, Michael J Gwynn, Javier Chavarin, Mari Kearney, Jimmie Fails)
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
World premiere
Luce (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Julius Onah; Writer: JC Lee, Julius Onah; Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Norbert Leo Butz, Andrea Bang, Faith Logan, Astro, Christopher Mann, Amanda Troya, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Souleymane Sy Savane, Hannah Cabell, Ian Unterman, Noah Gaynor)
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealised image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
World premiere
Hala Hala
Hala and Native Son
Ms Purple (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Chon; Writer: Justin Chon, Chris Dinh; Stars: Alfredo Tavares, Mark Krenik, Octavio Pizano, Virgo Phillips, Alma Martinez, Bridget Wilmes, Tiffany Chu, Suzshi Lang, Sarah Hamilton, Kristy Ontiveros, Hector de Leon, Jimmy Leihe, Lillian Cheung, James Kang, Teddy Lee)
Kasie, stuck in LA’s Koreatown, works as a karaoke hostess getting paid for her companionship by drunken men. When her dad’s hospice nurse quits she reconnects with her estranged brother, Carey, forcing them to enter a period of intense self-reflection as their single father who raised them nears death.
World premiere
Native Son (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rashid Johnson; Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks, based on the novel by Richard Wright; Stars: Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley, Sanaa Lathan, Ashton Sanders, Bill Camp, Barbara Sukowa, KiKi Layne, Lamar Johnson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ashleigh Morghan, Tara O. Horvath, Jerod Haynes, Ron Haynes, Joe Kurak, Bryant Carroll)
In this modern reimagining of Richard Wright’s seminal novel, a young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
World premiere. Day One Film
Share (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Pippa Bianco; Writer: Pippa Bianco; Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Ivan Wanis-Ruiz, Emily Debowski, Darlene Cooke, Milcania Diaz-Rojas, Daimen Landori-Hoffman, Jai Jai Jones, Jhaleil Swaby, Kimmy Choi)
After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, 16-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
World premiere
The Sound Of Silence (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Tyburski; Writer: Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski; Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendleton)
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.
World premiere
Them That Follow (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage; Writer: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage; Stars: Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Jim Gaffigan, Alice Englert, Lewis Pullman, Bradley Gallo, Brooks Roseberry, Erik Andrews, Kami Amore, Chris Breen, Buddy Candela, Greg Danko, Megan Dettone)
Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor’s daughter to confront her community’s deadly tradition.
World premiere
Luce Luce
Luce and Imaginary Order
To The Stars (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Martha Stephens; Writer: Shannon Bradley-Colleary; Stars: Kara Hayward, Malin Akerman, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, Liana Liberato, Madisen Beaty, Adelaide Clemens, Tony Hale, Lucas Jade Zumann, J.D. Evermore, Natalie Canerday, Tina Parker, Farah White, Quinn Gasaway, Sophi Bairley)
Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer’s daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.
World premiere
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