Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sundance 2013

Premieres out of competition.
Of course Brit Marling would show up! It has been announced the films and docs premiering out of competition in the next Sundance edition. Here they are:

*This is a picture from Parks and Recreation (!)

Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman.
Synopsis: Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. 
Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke.

Before Midnight
Director: Richard Linklater, Screenwriters: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.
Synopsis: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.

Big Sur
Director and screenwriter: Michael Polish.
Synopsis: Unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and battling advanced alcoholism, Jack Kerouac seeks respite in three brief sojourns to a cabin in Big Sur, which reveal his mental and physical deterioration. 
Little trivia here: There are two films starring these group of people in particular, including Jack Kerouac, altough they approach different stories in time and circumstance. Kill Your Darlings is the other film.

Breathe In
Director: Drake Doremus, Screenwriters: Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones.
Synopsis: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Don Jon's Addiction 
Written and Directed by joseph Gordon Levitt.
Synopsis: a selfish modern-day Don Juan attempts to change his ways.

The East
Directed by Zal Batmanglij and co-written with Brit Marling.
Synopsis: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm goes into deep cover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations.  Bent on apprehending these fugitives, she finds her loyalty tested as her feelings grow for the group's charismatic leader.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete
Director: George Tillman Jr., Screenwriter: Michael Starrbury.
Synopsis: Separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone, two boys hide from police and forage for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world. 

Director: Joshua Michael Stern, Screenwriter: Matt Whiteley.
Synopsis:The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life. jOBS is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently. 

The Look of Love
Director: Michael Winterbottom, Screenwriter: Matt Greenhalgh.
Synopsis: The true story of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond. A modern day King Midas story, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain at the cost of losing those closest to him. 

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Screenwriter: Andy Bellin.
Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” revealed a darker side to her story.

The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
Director: Fredrik Bond, Screenwriter: Matt Drake.
Synopsis: Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel, her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying. 

Prince Avalanche
Director and screenwriter: David Gordon Green.
Synopsis: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. 

Director: Park Chan-Wook, Screenwriter: Wentworth Miller.
Synopsis: After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her mother, Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, India suspects that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives but becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller, Screenwriter: Andrew McKenzie.
Synopsis: In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory. 
Cast: Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Steven Rude, Amy Madigan.

Two Mothers 
Director: Anne Fontaine, Screenwriter: Christopher Hampton.
Synopsis: This gripping tale of love, lust and the power of friendship charts the unconventional and passionate affairs of two lifelong friendswho fall in love with each other’s sons. 

Very Good Girls
Director and screenwriter: Naomi Foner.
Synopsis: In the long, half-naked days of a New York summer, two girls on the brink of becoming women fall for the same guy and find that life isn't as simple or safe as they had thought. 

The Way, Way Back
Directors and screenwriters: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash.
Synopsis: Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there.

And finally, something special and unique is the latest project of Jane Campion premiering at Sundance. 

It is called Top of the Lake, which is in fact a six hours mini-series.
This is a mystery take about a 12-year old who is found in a lake, five months pregnant and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears which results in a haunting mystery that consumes a community.
Eizabeth Moss plays the detective. Peter Mullan plays the father, the drug lord. It will also star Holly Hunter and David Wenham. And also, according to imdb, and other places, Lucy Lawless has a cameo role. She stars as Caroline Platt, the estranged wife of Bob, a real estate agent who crosses drug lord Matt Mitchum.

Aren't you excited? I would totally be. It would be extremely hard to choose the films to watch...what a bummer for the film journalists who have to choose which ones will they be able to see...no, I'm not being sarcastic, possibly just jealous.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Elizabeth Olsen are both starring in two films this season. And they keep working, specially Elizabeth Olsen, she's having three films next year. This leads to write a post about the busiest actors in town.

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