quarta-feira, janeiro 18, 2006

(Notícia) Alinhamento do Festival de Sundance

Amanhã, começa em Park City o festival de Sundance de Robert Redford. Este ano vão a concurso os seguintes filmes:

Documentary Competition

"A Lion in the House" (Directors: Steven Bogner, Julia Reichert) -- Five diverse families -- each with a child fighting cancer --navigate the ups and downs of treatment over six years, while maintaining hope in this complex portrait of human resilience. World premiere.

"American Blackout" (Director: Ian Inaba) -- A stylish hard-hitting documentary that recounts the fascinating career of Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., and the suppression of the black vote historically and during the recent presidential elections in Florida and Ohio. World premiere.

"An Unreasonable Man" (Directors: Henriette Mantel and Stephen Skrovan) -- Using rarely seen archival footage and more than 40 recently conducted on-camera interviews, this documentary traces the career of Ralph Nader from quixotic consumer advocate to upstart presidential candidate to public pariah. World premiere.

"Crossing Arizona" (Director: Joseph Mathew) -- A balanced, far-reaching look at a range of human stories unfolding in the midst of Arizona's illegal immigration crisis. World premiere.

"God Grew Tired of Us" (Director: Christopher Quinn) -- Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety. World premiere.

"Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends" (Director: Patricia Foulkrod) -- Reveals how the military trains our soldiers for war, the reality of combat in Iraq and the effects of the war on our soldiers coming home. World premiere.

"Iraq in Fragments" (Director: James Longley) -- Contemporary Iraq is illuminated in three chapters that follow the diverse stories of Iraqis against a backdrop of war, occupation and ethnic tension. World premiere.

"Small Town Gay Bar" (Director: Malcom Ingram) -- A voyage to the deep South to tell a tale of the struggle for community and expression in the face of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression. World premiere.

"So Much So Fast" (Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan) -- A black-humored cliffhanger of romance, guerrilla science and the redefinition of time. When Stephen Heywood finds out he has ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), his brother Jamie becomes obsessed with finding a cure and the woman who is falling in love with Stephen has a decision to make. World premiere.

"Thin" (Director: Lauren Greenfield) -- With unprecedented access and an unflinching eye, the film documents four women struggling with anorexia and bulimia at a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders in South Florida. World premiere.

" 'Tis Autumn -- The Search for Jackie Paris" (Director: Raymond De Felitta) -- Explores legendary jazz vocalist Jackie Paris' meteoric rise, enigmatic career and mysterious life while probing the question of how much we need to know of an artist's personal story to appreciate their art. World premiere.

"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" (Directors: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg) -- The wrongful conviction of a black man for a white woman's rape and murder offers a provocative, haunting examination of a fear-based, racially biased community and criminal justice system. World premiere.

"TV Junkie" (Director: Michael Cain) -- From the time he was born Rick knew he had a special purpose. If he could only record it he might be able to figure out what it is. Forty-six years, 5,000 hours of video and more than 3,000 photos later he might have figured it out. World premiere.

"Wide Awake" (Director: Alan Berliner) -- A first-person account of filmmaker Alan Berliner's struggle with sleeplessness, as both a blessing and a curse. Portrait of an artist as an insomniac. World premiere.

"Wordplay" (Director: Patrick Creadon) -- An in-depth look at the New York Times crossword puzzle and its editor Will Shortz, and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base he has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper. World premiere.

"The World According to Sesame Street" (Directors: Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Linda Hawkins Costigan) -- A behind-the-scenes look at the unexpected dynamics of adapting the most-watched children's television show for audiences in some of the world's political hot-spots and incorporating locally relevant themes. World premiere.

Dramatic Competition

"A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" (Director, screenwriter: Dito Montiel) -- A writer recounts his teenage experiences in tough 1980s Astoria, N.Y. -- where all his friends ended up dead, as junkies, or in prison -- exploring how he managed to emerge unscathed. World premiere.

"Come Early Morning" (Director, screenwriter: Joey Lauren Adams) -- The story of a Southern woman trying to escape her addictions and self-destructive behavior to find true love. World premiere.

"Flannel Pajamas" (Director, screenwriter: Jeff Lipsky) -- A magical evening in a local diner sparks an intense courtship and an emotionally mercurial marriage that challenges two New Yorkers to the core. World premiere.

"Forgiven" (Director, screenwriter: Paul Fitzgerald) -- On the eve of his campaign launch for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a small town D.A. receives word that the governor has exonerated a death row inmate whom he had prosecuted five years earlier. World premiere.

"Half Nelson" (Director: Ryan Fleck; Screenwriters: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck) -- An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret. World premiere.

"Hawk Is Dying" (Director: Julian Goldberger; Screenwriters: Harry Crews (novel), Julian Goldberger) -- A Gainesville, Fla., auto upholsterer attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk. World premiere.

"In Between Days" (Director: So Yong Kim; Screenwriters: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray) -- When a recent Korean immigrant falls in love with her best and only friend, their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country. World premiere.

"Puccini for Beginners" (Director, screenwriter: Maria Maggenti) -- On the rebound from her latest lesbian relationship, a New York writer finds herself in two surprising and complicated love affairs in this only-in-New York screwball comedy. World premiere.

"Quinceanera" (Directors, screenwriters: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland) -- Disaffected Latino teenagers come of age in a gentrifying community in Echo Park district of Los Angeles. World premiere.

"Right At Your Door" (Director, screenwriter: Chris Gorak) -- Multiple dirty bombs are detonated and spread deadly toxic ash and mass panic throughout Los Angeles. With limited information, time and supplies, and in the midst of citywide chaos, a married couple struggles to survive. World premiere.

"Sherrybaby" (Director, screenwriter: Laurie Collyer) -- After serving a three-year prison sentence, a young woman quickly discovers that coming back to the world she left behind is far more difficult than she planned. World premiere.

"Somebodies" (Director, screenwriter: Hadjii) -- Surrounded by eccentric relatives, prankster classmates, and more or less rehabilitated ex-cons, a black college student stumbles along the path to responsible adulthood. World premiere.

"Stay" (Director, screenwriter: Bob Goldthwait) -- A youthful, impulsive sexual encounter opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty. World premiere.

"Steel City" (Director, screenwriter: Brian Jun) -- In a small Midwest town, two irresponsible brothers must come to terms with the lives they live after their father is incarcerated for killing a woman. World premiere.

"Stephanie Daley" (Director, screenwriter: Hilary Brougher) -- A forensic psychologist, seven months pregnant, is hired to learn the truth behind a teenager's denial of accusations that she concealed her pregnancy and committed infanticide. World premiere.

"Wristcutters -- A Love Story" (Director: Goran Dukic; Screenwriters: Goran Dukic, Etgar Kerett) -- An offbeat comedy, a love story, a road movie -- but everybody is dead! World premiere.

World Cinema Documentary Competition

"5 Days"/Israel (Director: Yoav Shamir) -- On Aug. 15, Israel began to evacuate 8,000 Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip. In a unilateral move by the Israeli government, they were removed from their homes to make way for 250,000 Palestinians. With exclusive access to the Israeli defense forces and the general in charge, seven film crews simultaneously follow key characters during this historic five-day event. North American premiere.

"Angry Monk -- Reflections on Tibet"/Switzerland (Director: Luc Schaedler) -- A portrait of the rebellious Tibetan monk Gendun Choephel, this film reveals a face of old and present-day Tibet that runs against popular cliches. North American premiere.

"Black Gold"/U.K. (Director: Marc Francis, Nick Francis ) -- A cinematic journey that uncovers the world of coffee and trade from the struggling Ethiopian bean grower to your coffee cup. World premiere.

"By the Ways, a Journey With William Eggleston"/France (Directors: Cedric Laty, Vincent Gerard) -- A journey through the southern U.S. home of William Eggleston considered "the father of color photography." Eggleston's persistent silence defies each truth revealed about his character. North American premiere.

"Dear Pyongyang"/Japan (Director: Yang Yonghi) -- A Korean-Japanese daughter explores her father's fierce political loyalty to North Korea -- costly to the point of breaking up his family. North American premiere.

"The Giant Buddhas"/Switzerland (Director: Christian Frei) -- A film about the destruction of the famous Buddha statues in Afghanistan. An essay on fanaticism and faith, terror and tolerance, ignorance and identity. U.S. premiere.

"Glastonbury"/U.K. (Director: Julian Temple) -- A staggering range of music presented at England's annual Glastonbury Festival; captures the spirit of important social changes during the past 30 years. World premiere.

"I is for India"/England/Germany/Italy (Director: Sandhya Suri) -- A tale of migration and belonging, told primarily through Super 8 films and audio letters sent between India and England during a period of 40 years. World premiere.

"In the Pit"/Mexico (Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo) -- According to Mexican legend, whenever a bridge is built the devil asks for one soul, in exchange for keeping the bridge standing. This film chronicles the daily lives of the workers building a second deck to Mexico City's Periferico freeway -- their hopes, dreams and struggle for survival. World premiere.

"Into Great Silence"/Germany (Director: Philip Groening) -- The first film ever to examine life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the mother house of the legendary Carthusian Order. An austere, next to silent meditation on monastic life in a very pure form. U.S. premiere.

"Kz"/U.K. (Director: Rex Bloomstein) -- A look at the way the town of Mauthausen, previously the site of a German concentration camp, faces the ultimate demons of its dark past. North American premiere.

"No One"/Mexico (Director: Tin Dirdamal) -- The story of Maria, a Central American immigrant forced to leave her family in search of a better life. On her way to the U.S., she crosses Mexico where she encounters a nightmare. U.S. premiere.

"The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez"/Germany (Director: Heidi Specogna) -- Behind the heroic tale of the first U.S. soldier to die in the war in Iraq, there unfolds the story of a Guatemalan street child drawn into war by the promise of a green card in a foreign country. World premiere.

"Songbirds"/U.K. (Director: Brian Hill) -- Downview Prison in England is host to 250 women who have committed crimes ranging from drug trafficking to manslaughter, but these women also are mothers and caretakers. In a musical set in the prison, the women sing about their lives and the crimes that led to their imprisonment. North American premiere.

"Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst"/Australia (Director: Gillian Armstrong) -- Flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst lived a colorful life, but it is only now that her time has truly come, with her bold, exotic wallpaper prints in huge demand internationally. World premiere.

"Viva Zapatero"/Italy (Director: Sabina Guzzanti) -- A critical and playful look at censorship in Italy under Berlusconi contrasted with other European nations. North American premiere.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

"13 Tzameti"/ France (Director, screenwriter: Gela Babluani) -- Sebastien has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else. When he reaches his destination, he falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos. North American premiere.

"Allegro"/Denmark (Director: Christoffer Boe; Screenwriters: Christoffer Boe, Mikael Wulff) -- After a long absence, a famous amnesiac pianist returns to his native Copenhagen where he is contacted by a mysterious messenger who leads him back into his forgotten past. North American premiere.

"The Aura"/Argentina (Director, screenwriter: Fabian Bielinsky) -- Espinoza is an introverted taxidermist who secretly dreams of executing the perfect robbery. On his first-ever hunting trip, in the calm of the Patagonian forest, his dreams unexpectedly are made reality with one squeeze of the trigger. North American premiere.

"The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros"/Philippines (Director: Auraeus Solito; Screenwriter: Michiko Yamamoto) -- Young Maxi's unquestioned devotion to his family of small-time criminals in a Manila slum is undermined when he is befriended by a principled young policeman. U.S. premiere.

"Eve & The Fire Horse"/Canada (Director, screenwriter: Julia Kwan) -- Eve is a precocious 9-yea-old growing up in a Vancouver-Chinese immigrant family where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown into the mix, life for Eve and her prim authoritative sister, Karena, escalates into a fantasia of catastrophe, sainthood and cultural confusion. U.S. premiere.

"Grbavica"/Bosnia-Herzegovina (Director, screenwriter: Jasmila Zbanic) -- A chilling story of a woman and her daughter as they fight to survive in the painful aftermath of the recent Balkan war. World premiere.

"The House of Sand"/Brazil (Director: Andrucha Waddington; Screenwriter: Elena Soarez) -- The story of a woman across three generations. In the remote dunes of Brazil, Maria spends her life while an entire century passes by her, her house and sand. U.S. premiere.

"Kiss Me Not on the Eyes"/Lebanon (Director, screenwriter: Jocelyne Saab) -- An educated young Egyptian woman defends her artistic integrity as a dancer and her social independence in the midst of modern Cairo's culture wars. World premiere.

"Little Red Flowers"/China (Director: Zhang Yuan; Screenwriters: Ning Dai, Zhang Yuan) -- A parable about the nature and complexities of being compelled to "fit in" to a regimented society set in a post-revolutionary Chinese orphanage. World premiere.

"Madeinusa"/Peru (Director, screenwriter: Claudia Llosa) -- Madeinusa is a sweet girl who lives in an isolated, religiously zealous village in mountainous Peru. Everything changes when a geologist from Lima arrives and unknowingly reshapes Madeinusa's destiny. World premiere.

"No. 2"/New Zealand (Director, screenwriter: Toa Fraser) -- Nanna Maria's family has forgotten how to party. She's going to change all that and make them come alive with the heat and passion of the South Pacific. World premiere.

"One Last Dance"/Singapore (Director, screenwriter: Max Makowski) -- An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name ... his own. World premiere.

"The Peter Pan Formula"/South Korea (Director, screenwriter: Cho Chan-Ho) -- An adolescent boy confronts premature independence as his mother lies in a coma and he experiences the first tugs of sexual desires with an older woman. North American premiere.

"Princesas"/Spain (Director, screenwriter: Fernando Leon de Aranoa) -- The story of two women who form an unbreakable friendship despite their differences as they fight to make ends meet in the big city. U.S. premiere.

"Solo Dios Sabe"/Brazil/Mexico (Director: Carlos Bolado; Screenwriters: Carlos Bolado, Diane Weipert) -- On a lark in Tijuana, a young Brazilian art student crosses paths with a roguish Mexican journalist, sparking a cascade of events across both Mexico and Brazil. World premiere.

"Son of Man"/South Africa (Director: Mark Dornford-May; Screenwriters: Mark Dornford-May, Andiswa Kedama, Pauline Malefane) -- A gripping journey of love, deception and betrayal, the film translates Jesus' life to modern-day South Africa, where a new politics of compassion incites revolution during a military dictatorship. World premiere.


"A Matter of Degrees"/U.S. (Director: Davis Guggenheim) -- Al Gore recently has been traveling the world delivering a mesmerizing, bracing and visually exciting presentation on global climate change, proving that humankind must confront global warming now or face devastating consequences. The film captures that presentation and explores Gore's journey as a worldwide environmental champion. World Premiere

"Adam's Apples"/Denmark (Director-screenwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen) -- A dark comedy featuring a neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church who clashes with the blindly devotional priest. U.S. premiere

"All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise"/U.S. (Director: Shari Cookson) -- In this documentary, Rosie and Kellie O'Donnell create a floating utopia for 500 gay and lesbian families. World premiere

"Battle in Heaven"/Mexico/France/Germany/Belgium (Director-screenwriter: Carlos Reygadas)-- Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. U.S. premiere

"Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture"/U.S. (Director: Byron Hurt ) -- In this documentary, a former college quarterback and hip-hop head tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in hip-hop culture. World premiere

"Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon"/U.S. (Director: Peter Richardson) -- A documentary about a rural Oregon timber town torn apart when a rift between conservative and liberal values in the school district threatens a college scholarship that has paid the tuition of every local graduate for the past 40 years. World premiere

"Dreamland"/U.S. (Director: Jason Matzner; screenwriter: Tom Willett ) -- A young woman living in a trailer park in the desert struggles with the question of caring for her hapless father and ill friend or fulfilling her destiny. World premiere

"EV Confidential: Who Killed the Electric Car?"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Chris Paine) -- A documentary that investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the U.S.' future. World premiere

"Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Stewart Copeland) -- A documentary compiled from the drummer's personal Super 8 footage gives an intimate look at what it was like to be a member of the '80s rock band the Police, from CBGB's to Shea Stadium. World premiere

"Factotum"/U.S. (Director: Bent Hamer; screenwriter: Jim Stark) -- Based on the novel by cult author Charles Bukowski, it is the story of a man living on the edge; of a writer willing to risk everything to make sure his life is poetry. U.S. premiere

"Forgiving the Franklins"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Jay Floyd) -- A repressed, God-fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident, and their transformation puts them at odds with the conservative values of their community. World premiere

"Jewboy"/Australia (Director-screenwriter: Tony Krawitz) -- A film about a young Orthodox man searching for his place in the world. North American premiere

"Journey From the Fall"/ Thailand/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Ham Tran) -- Set during the 13th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the film tells the story of a family painfully torn apart by the war, forced to emigrate across a dangerous sea, reunified and struggling to survive in America. North American premiere

"La Tragedia de Macario" (Director-screenwriter: Pablo Veliz) -- A drama inspired by the tragic, true events of immigrants struggling to cross the Mexican-American border. World premiere

"Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" /U.S. (Director: Lian Lunson) -- A ubiquitous influence even as he remains elusively elsewhere, this documentary shows Leonard Cohen is back. U.S. premiere

"Man Push Cart"/ Iran/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Ramin Bahrani) -- The story of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee and donughts from his push cart in Manhattan. North American premiere

"Off the Black"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: James Ponsoldt) -- An unusual friendship develops between an aging high school baseball umpire and a teenage pitcher after the young player vandalizes the older man's house. World premiere

"Open Window"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Mia Goldman) -- A struggling young photographer and an assistant professor are newly engaged and madly in love when their lives are shattered by a random act of violence. World premiere

"The Proposition"/Australia (Director: John Hillcoat; screenwriter: Nick Cave) -- Set at the end of the bushranger era, this atmospheric tale concerns family, loyalty and betrayal. U.S. premiere

"Punching at the Sun"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Tanuj Chopra) -- In the aftermath of Sept. 11 and his older brother's murder, a fiery South Asian teen struggles to find a path between rage and redemption on the streets of Elmhurst, Queens. World premiere

"Special"/U.S. (Director-screenwriters: Jeremy Passmore, Hal Haberman) -- Les Franken leads a painfully unremarkable life as a meter maid until he enrolls in a drug study for an experimental anti-depressant. World premiere

"What Remains"/U.S. (Director: Steven Cantor) -- An investigation into the creative process and life of controversial and celebrated American photographer Sally Mann. World premiere

"Who Needs Sleep?"/U.S. (Director: Haskell Wexler) -- Unsettled by the preventable death of a co-worker, the filmmaker shows in this documentary that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. World premiere

"Wrestling With Angels: Plawright Tony Kushner"/U.S. (Director: Freida Lee Mock) -- This documentary is a rich tapestry of the personal and political life of Kushner, the award-winning playwright and activist whose provocative and truthful work has contributed to a national dialogue on the most pressing issues of our times. World premiere


"A Darkness Swallowed"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Betzy Bromberg) -- A personal investigation of cellular memory, the film is a meditation of the evanescent traces of memory and loss.

"Cinnamon"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Kevin Everson) -- This experimental feature film provides a glimpse into the world of black drag racing with the story that contrasts the consistent routine of a bank teller and mechanic as they prepare for the sport. World premiere

"Old Joy"/U.S. (Director: Kelly Reichardt; screenwriters: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt) -- The story of two old friends who reunite for a weekend camping trip in Oregon's Cascade mountain range. As they move through the landscapes, they move through confusion, sudden insight and spiritual battles. World premiere

"Pine Flat"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Sharon Lockhart) -- An intimate portrait of a town's children set in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Both an anthropological look at youth and a meditation on solitude, nature, socialization and the line between fact and fiction. World premiere

"Wild Tigers I Have Known"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Cam Archer) -- A lyrical coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school. World premiere

Frontier Live

"Our Second Date"/U.S. (artists: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy) -- The McCoy's latest installation is a miniature movie set geared for live robotic cinema that puts the production, postproduction and exhibition of a film all in one room.

Park City at Midnight

"American Hardcore"/U.S. (Director: Paul Rauchman; screenwriter: Steven Blush) -- Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A Tribal History," Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hard-core punk years from 1979-86. World premiere

"Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That!"/U.S. (Director: Nathanial Hornblower) -- On Oct. 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 HI 8 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's Madison Square Garden. This film is the result. World premiere

"The Descent"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Neil Marshall) -- An all-female caving expedition goes horribly wrong as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. North American premiere

"Destricted"/U.S. (Director-screenwriters: Mathew Barney, Larry Clark, Gaspar Noe, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor Wood) -- Art meets sexuality in this unprecedented compilation of erotic art films made by the leading visual artists and filmmakers working today. World premiere

"The Foot Fist Way"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Jody Hill) -- A Tae Kwon Do instructor who is king of his small kingdom tries to keep it together after his wife cheats on him, taking his anger out on everyone around him in the funniest way ever. World premiere

"Moonshine"/U.S. (Director: Roger Ingraham; screenwriters: Roger Ingraham, Lori Isbell Salvage) -- In the rural Midwest, a young convenience store clerk burdened with new love and family troubles mysteriously begins to turn into a vampire. World premiere

"Salvage"/U.S. (Director-screenwriters: Josh Crook and Jeff Crook) -- World College student Claire is stalked and murdered by serial killer Duke Desmond. Claire assumes it was a nightmare and wakes up to relive the day of her death over and over until she uncovers the terrifying mystery that guides her fate. World premiere

"Subject Two"/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Philip Chidel) -- A troubled medical student volunteers for resurrection experiments -- and is killed over and over again by a reclusive doctor intent on reinventing life. World premiere

Esta lista foi retirada do site HollywoodReporter.com
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