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Sundance Film Festival

January 17 – 27, 2013

What’s It All About?

The Sundance Film Festival (SFF) takes place annually in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States (US) and is one of the largest independent film festivals in
the US.

The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of non-competitive showcase sections.

This year, the Premiere section, which includes 18 films, comprises some of the festival’s high-profile projects. In addition to the Premiere movies, 11 films screening in the Documentary Premiere section are also included in the festival. All the films in both sections will have their world premieres at Sundance. In all, 113 feature films have been picked to screen at the 11-day festival.

Watch Out For!

World premieres of some of the most highly anticipated films of the coming year:

Don Jon’s Addiction (Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

In actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, a selfish modern-day Don Jon attempts to change his ways

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore.

jOBS (Director: Joshua Michael Stern)

The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life

Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, JK Simmons.

Before Midnight (Director: Richard Linklater)

A sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) we meet Jesse and Celine almost two decades after their first encounter.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou.   

Lovelace (Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman)

The film focuses on Linda Lovelace, who starred in Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success. It was an international sensation in 1972.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone.

The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman (Director: Fredrik Bond)

Travelling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart is set on Nigel, her violent but charismatic ex.

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen.

Prince Avalanche (Director: David Gordon Green)

Two highway road workers spend a summer in the isolated landscape away from the city as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind

Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch.

Very Good Girls (Director: Naomi Foner)

In the long, half-naked days of a New York summer, two girls on the brink of becoming women fall for the same guy.

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore.

A.C.O.D. (Director: Stuart Zicherman)

Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce (ACOD). When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc and forces him to face his chaotic past.

Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Amy Poehler.

The Way, Way Back (Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash)

Duncan, a 14-year-old introvert, comes into his own after an unlikely friendship with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park.

Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell.

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