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   Movie Lists: Sundance Film Festival
      Movies that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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3 Backyards   (2010 - DVD)
Director: Eric Mendelsohn
Starring: Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Embeth Davidtz, Katheryn Erbe, Wesley Broulik, Dania Guirira, Rachel Resheff

From writer-director Eric Mendelsohn, the only two-time winner of the directing prize at Sundance comes 3 Backyards, the story of three residents of the same town over the course of one seemingly perfect Autumn day. The film peers deeply into the private lives of its characters as they embark on tiny, personal journeys that eventually carry them vast distances from everything that is familiar. The film debuted at Sundance 2010, was selected for Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMa's New Directors/New Films festival and premiered internationally at Deauville in 2010.

Rated R for a scene of sexual contentGenre: Drama  Run Time: 88 minutes   Release Date: 6/28/2011   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

8: The Mormon Proposition   (2010 - DVD)
Director: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet

A searing indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8, and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights.

Rated R for some language/sexual referencesGenre: Spec. Interest-Politics  Run Time: 80 minutes   Release Date: 7/13/2010   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Allegro   (2005 - DVD)
Director: Christoffer Boe
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Helena Christensen, Henning Moritzen, Per Fly, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Ulrich Thomsen and Helena Christensen star in this mind-bending exploration of love and memory inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic science-fiction film, Stalker.

Zetterstrom is a celebrated Danish pianist who has forsaken human emotion in pursuit of perfection. Upon returning to Copenhagen, he begins to have visions of a former lover - a woman who has been erased from his mind. Struggling to remember his past, Zetterstrom must enter a mysterious part of the city known as "The Zone" to recover his memory and reclaim his life.

Language (with English Subtitles): Danish
Not RatedGenre: Foreign-Northern Europe  Run Time: 92 minutes   Release Date: 10/9/2007   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*   (2008 - DVD)
Director: Christopher Bell

America is a country that prides itself on the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest nation in the world. Is it any wonder so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Chris Bell combines an original mix of pop culture references, a diverse cast from elite athletes to US Congressmen, with an emotional family story to illustrate the image of a "nation on steroids." When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes?

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent imagesGenre: Spec. Interest-Sports  Run Time: 106 minutes   Release Date: 9/30/2008   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Chicago 10   (2007 - DVD)
Director: Brett Morgen
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber, Hank Azaria, Nick Nolte, Dylan Baker, James Urbaniak, Roy Scheider, Megan Armitage

From Brett Morgen, director of The Kid Stays in the Picture, comes a highly-stylized and wildly original documentary film chronicling the real-life events surrounding the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago, and the charismatic protest organizers brought to trial by the city. Told through a visually-arresting animation style and a bold use of archival footage and music, Chicago 10 channels yesterday's voices for peace in a manner that speaks peace for today.

Rated R for language and brief sexual imagesGenre: Spec. Interest-Politics  Run Time: 90 minutes   Release Date: 8/26/2008   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Children of Invention   (2009 - DVD)
Director: Tze Chun
Starring: Michael Chen, Cindy Cheung, Crystal Chiu

One of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with one of the most-awarded and best-revewed films of the year. Children of Invention, winner of 15 festival awards, is by turns humorous and heartbreaking, a "deeply felt" (Boston Globe), "edge-of-your-seat family drama" (Spout) that's both "powerfully moving and rigorously intelligent" (Boston Phoenix).

After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng (Cindy Cheung) tries to maintain a normal life for her children. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn't return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, her son, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister.

Referencing both the mortgage meltdown and suburban Ponzi schemes, "the film finds delicate moments of beauty and grace as its child heroes are forced to make their way" (Filmmaker Magazine). Featuring "gifted child actors - off-the-charts cute, refreshingly free of Hollywood precociousness" (LA Weekly), Children of Invention is "a flawless independent film" (Ningin) that "brings to mind the best of the Italian Neo-Realists' work" (Asian Week).

Language (with English Subtitles): English / Cantonese / Mandarin
UnratedGenre: Drama  Run Time: 86 minutes   Release Date: 8/10/2010   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Chrystal   (2004 - DVD)
Director: Ray McKinnon
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lisa Blount, Ray McKinnon, Harry Dean Stanton, Johnny Galecki, Harry J. Lennix

Set in back woods and gritty bar rooms, Chrystal not only transports you into the deep South, but also plugs you into its pulse.

Sixteen years after Joe (Billy Bob Thornton) plunged the family car off the road with his wife Chrystal and their young son inside, Joe returns from prison seeking what was lost on that night. The thing he needs the most is the hardest to ask for - his own redemption. But standing in his way are folks like Snake, a gnarly crank-snorting nemesis, who looks to settle an old score with a bloody fist fight. And Gladys, Chrystal's feisty mother who would like Joe to keep his distance. But sometimes it's impossible to walk away from your past. Lisa Blount is breathtaking as Chrystal, trapped in a body racked with pain from the crash, her eyes serving as windows to another time and place in the sultry Ozark Mountains.

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, drug content, violence and languageGenre: Drama  Run Time: 106 minutes   Release Date: 8/30/2005   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Cooler, The   (2003 - DVD)
Director: Wayne Kramer
Starring: William H Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Joey Fatone, Estella Warren

Bernie Lootz is the unluckiest man in Vegas. His luck is so bad that the casino employs him to kill high rollers’ successful runs. But when he falls in love with a cocktail waitress, his newfound luck wreaks havoc on the casino floor. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance.

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug useGenre: Drama  Run Time: 102 minutes   Release Date: 4/27/2004   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Crumb   (1994 - DVD)
Director: Terry Zwigoff

David Lynch presents one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. A hilarious and mysterious journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, Crumb is a wild ride through the mind of R. Crumb - creator of Zap Comix,, Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat.

"Crumb enters a territory as spooky as it is fascinating...a portrait of the artist as misanthrope, as bad-boy visionary, as joker and sex maniac and, finally, as hero. One of those rare film experiences that has the giddy effect of being a nightmare and a party at the same time. Extraordinary!" (Entertainment Weekly)

Rated R for graphic sex-related cartoons, and for languageGenre: Spec. Interest-Bios  Run Time: 119 minutes   Release Date: 2/13/2004   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Don't Come Knocking   (2004 - DVD)
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Sarah Polley, Tim Roth, Gabriel Mann, Fairuza Balk, Eva Marie Saint, James Gammon, George Kennedy, Marley Shelton, Julia Sweeney

Oscar nominee Sam Shepard and Academy Award nominated director Wim Wenders reunite for thier fist collaboration since the critically acclaimed Paris, Texas in this delightful tale about second chances.

Howard Spence was once one of Hollywood's hottest movie stars. Now he's a washed up actor barely making it through the day. So on the set of his latest western film he decides to flee and visit his mother (Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint) for the first time in 30 years. To his surprise he discovers he might have a grown up child (Gabriel Mann) living in a small town in Montana, where he once had a fling with a local waitress (Oscar winner Jessica Lange). Things get even more complicated when the film company sends an insurance agent (Academy Award nominee Tim Roth) to retrieve him and another woman (Sarah Polley) appears in town with more than a sincere interest in Howard.

Rated R for language and brief nudityGenre: Drama  Run Time: 111 minutes   Release Date: 8/8/2006   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

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