Sundance Film Festival 2022

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My Old School My Old School
My Old School and Am I OK?
2nd Chance (Year: 2022; Director: Ramin Bahrani; Writer: Ramin Bahrani)
Bankrupt pizzeria owner Richard Davis invented the modern-day bulletproof vest. To prove that it worked, he shot himself 192 times. He launched a multi-million-dollar company and became a cult figure among police. Davis’ rise and fall reveals a man of contradictions and the nature of power and impunity in America.
Am I OK? (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Stephanie Allynne, Tig Notaro; Writer: Lauren Pomerantz; Stars: Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Molly Gordon, Tig Notaro, Sean Hayes, Christine Nguyen, Jermaine Fowler, Whitmer Thomas, Jess Nurse, Christina Higa, Emma Pasarow, Mayank Bhatter, Patrick McDonald, James Hunter, Victoria Gale)
Lucy and Jane have been best friends for most of their lives and think they know everything there is to know about each other. But when Jane announces she's moving to London, Lucy reveals a long-held secret. As Jane tries to help Lucy, their friendship is thrown into chaos.
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Nina Menkes; Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Penelope Spheeris, Charlyne Yi, Catherine Hardwicke, Joey Soloway, Eliza Hittman, Julie Dash, Ita O'Brien, Maria Giese, Nina Menkes, Nancy Schreiber, Amy Ziering, Lara Dale, Freddy D. Ramsey Jr., Sandra de Castro Buffington)
Based on Nina Menkes' acclaimed talk "Sex & Power: The Visual Language of Cinema", a mesmerising journey into how shot design intersects with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse/assault and employment discrimination against women.
Call Jane (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Phyllis Nagy; Writer: Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi; Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, Chris Messina, John Magaro, Aida Turturro, Wunmi Mosaku, Cory Michael Smith, Alison Jaye, Rebecca Henderson, Geoffrey Cantor, Rachel Rosenbloom, Gina Jun, Bianca D'Ambrosio, Grace Edwards)
Chicago, 1968: after having a life-saving secret abortion, a suburban housewife seeks to give women access to healthy and safe abortions through an underground collective of women known as "Jane".
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Rory Kennedy; Writer: Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester)
An investigation of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, exploring both the root causes and the human cost. At once a chilling portrait of a crumbling corporate culture and a fierce indictment of Wall Street's corrupting influence.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Living
Emily The Criminal (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: John Patton Ford; Writer: John Patton Ford; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Jonathan Avigdori, Bernardo Badillo, Gina Gershon, Megalyn Echikunwoke, John Billingsley, John Posey, Kara Luiz, Craig Stark, Brandon Sklenar, Roman Mitichyan, Shoko Rice, Jack Topalian, Roman Arabia)
Down on her luck and saddled with debt, Emily gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.
Final Cut (Coupez!) (Year: 2022; Director: Michel Hazanavicius; Writer: Michel Hazanavicius; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Finnegan Oldfield, Matilda Lutz, Raphaël Quenard)
Things go badly for a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie when they are attacked by real zombies.
God's Country (Year: 2022; Director: Julian Higgins; Writer: Julian Higgins, Shaye Ogbonna; Stars: Jefferson White, Thandiwe Newton, Tanaya Beatty, Jeremy Bobb, Joris Jarsky, Kai Lennox, Gabriel Clark, Karen Jean Olds, Dark Sevier, Phaedra Nielson, John Hosking, Matthew Yetter, Lynn Solomon, Ainsley Sevier, Amy McLeod)
When a grieving college professor confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she's drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Sophie Hyde; Writer: Katy Brand; Stars: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland, Charlotte Ware)
Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.
La Guerra Civil (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Eva Longoria Bastón)
The epic rivalry between iconic boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez in the 1990s sparked a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans. A chronicle of a battle that was more than a boxing rivalry, and examines a fascinating slice of the Latino experience in the process.
Final Cut Final Cut
Final Cut and Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul
Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Adamma Ebo; Writer: Adamma Ebo; Stars: Regina Hall, Sterling K Brown, Nicole Beharie, Austin Crute, Andrea Laing, Selah Kimbro Jones, Conphidance, Devere Rogers, Elle Young, Dhane Ross, Jerome Beazer, Bonita Elery, Robert Yatta, Kristen Kinder, Tairat Baoku)
In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, attempts to help her pastor husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.
Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Clarence “Coodie” Simmons, Chike Ozah)
Kanye West in three acts. The story beyond the iconic music, an intimate and empathetic chronicle featuring never-before-seen footage from 21 years in the life of a captivating figure.
Living (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, based on the film by Akira Kurosawa; Stars: Bill Nighy, Tom Burke, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Colin Blyth, Daniel Eghan, Richard Cunningham, Ffion Jolly, Dan Robins, Grant Crookes, Oliver Smiles, Michael James, Stuart Whelan, Jamie Wilkes, Edward Wolstenholme)
In 1952 London, veteran civil servant Williams has become a small cog in the bureaucracy of rebuilding England post-WWII. As endless paperwork piles up on his desk, he learns he has a fatal illness. Thus begins his quest to find some meaning in his life before it slips away.
Lucy and Desi (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Amy Poehler; Stars: Michael Stern)
Lucille Ball had an immense influence on the creation of TV syndication, as she rose to become a true entrepreneur and multi-faceted mogul. Through interviews and archival, a tribute to one of the greatest trailblazers in comedy and entertainment.
My Old School (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Jono McLeod; Stars: Alan Cumming)
The astonishing true story of Scotland's most notorious imposter. It's 1993 and 16-year-old Brandon is the new kid in school. Soon he’s top of the class, acing exams and even taking the lead in the school musical. He’s the model pupil, until he's unmasked.
Call Jane Call Jane
Call Jane and Sharp Stick
The Princess (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Ed Perkins; Stars: Joey King)
Princess Diana's story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. Turning the camera back on ourselves, it also illuminates the profound impact she had and how the public's attitude to the monarchy was, and still is, shaped by these events.
Resurrection (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Andrew Semans; Writer: Andrew Semans; Stars: Rebecca Hall, Grace Kaufman, Michael Esper, Angela Wong Carbone, Jaime Zevallos, Patrick Klein, Rocco Palmieri)
Margaret's life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret's past.
Sharp Stick (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Lena Dunham; Writer: Lena Dunham; Stars: Jon Bernthal, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taylour Paige, Lena Dunham, Kristine Froseth, Tommy Dorfman, Cat Ce, Ben Sidell, Steve Hart, Lisa Costanza, Patrick McLain, Grant Garson, Liam Michel Saux, Victoria De Mare)
A naive 26-year-old finds herself on a sexual odyssey.
To The End (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Rachel Lears)
Stopping the climate crisis is a question of political courage, and the clock is ticking. Over three years of turbulence and crisis, four remarkable young women of colour fight for a Green New Deal, and ignite a historic shift in US climate politics.
We Need to Talk About Cosby (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: W Kamau Bell)
Can you separate the art from the artist? Should you even try? While there are many people about whom we could ask those questions, none pose a tougher challenge than Bill Cosby.
To The End To The End
To The End and Resurrection
When You Finish Saving the World (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Jesse Eisenberg; Writer: Jesse Eisenberg; Stars: Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard, Jay O. Sanders, Alisha Boe, Sara Anne, Sarah Minnich, Billy Bryk, Eleonore Hendricks, Jordyn Aurora Aquino, Calhoun Koenig, Aaron Rogers, Jack Justice, Catherine Haun, DezBaa', Monica Sanchez)
Evelyn and her oblivious son Ziggy seek out replacements for each other as Evelyn desperately tries to parent an unassuming teenager at her shelter, while Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant young woman at school.

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