Four additional films announced for Sundance

One premiere, two Spotlight entries and a Park City At Midnight movie added to programme.

by Amber Wilkinson

Four additional films have been added to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival line-up.

Festival director John Cooper said: “Each of these four films is an accomplishment in its own right and collectively, their addition to our program allows us to present a broader look at independent filmmaking. With these four films, we will present a total of 117 feature-length films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival – a strong indication of the vitality of the independent film community.”

Late additions to the Festival in recent years have included Miranda July's The Future and Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right.

The 117 feature-length films that will be presented at the Festival represent 30 countries by 45 first-time filmmakers, including 24 in competition.

The films added are:

Premieres

Predisposed (US; Directors and Screenwriters: Philip Dorling, Ron Nyswaner; Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Ramos, Isiah Whitlock Jr) Eli Smith, a piano prodigy, is dealing with his troubled mother and enlisting help from a hapless drug dealer on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out of control as this gang of misfits faces the mistakes of the past, the challenges of the future, and the possibilities of love. World Premiere.

Spotlight

Oslo, August 31st (Norway; Director: Joachim Trier, Screenwriters: Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier based on a novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle; Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Tone B Mostraum.) One man, one city, 24 hours. A visually striking and quietly shattering drama about a man in deep existential crisis.

This Must Be The Place (Italy, France, Ireland; Director: Paolo Sorrentino, Screenwriter: Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino; Cast: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch) A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the US. North American Premiere.

Park City At Midnight

John Dies At The End (US; Director: Don Coscarelli; Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli, based on a novel by David Wong; Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman) On the street they call it Soy Sauce – a drug that allows users to drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Can John and David stop the oncoming horror? No. They can't. World Premiere.

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