The Weekly FIND: Sundance Edition Starring FIND Members & Alumni
Film Independent Member & Fellow Films at Sundance:
Are you headed to Sundance this weekend? In between parties and panels, be sure to check out some of the movies from Film Independent members and fellows that will be showing on Park City screens. And if you’re a filmmaker with a movie of your own to promote, don’t miss our tips on how to get the most out of Sundance and Slamdance.
* Film Independent Members
Premieres — Narrative Features:
- A.C.O.D, starring FIND member Catherine O’Hara*
- Don Jon’s Addiction, produced by FIND member Nicolas Chartier*
- Lovelace, directed by FIND members Rob Epstein* and Jeffrey Friedman*
- The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, produced by FIND member Ron Yerxa*
- Prince Avalanche, produced by FIND member James Belfer*
US Dramatic Competition:
Director/Writer: Jill Soloway
Producers: Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan* (Wildfire Post-Production Grant winner, past Spirit Award nominee)
In this sexy, dark comedy, a lost L.A. housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny. Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch.
Director/Writer: Kyle Patrick Alvarez* (Fast Track)
Producers: Cookie Carosella*, Stephen Nemeth, Kyle Patrick Alvarez*
In the first ever film adaptation of David Sedaris’ work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. Cast: Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, Troian Bellisario.
Director/Writer: Stacie Passon
Producer: Rose Troche*
After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can’t do it anymore. Her life just can’t be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor. Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins.
May in the Summer
Director/Writer: Cherien Dabis* (Project Involve, Directing Lab)
Producers: Cherien Dabis*, Alix Madigan-Yorkin , Chris Tricarico
A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce. Cast: Cherien Dabis, Hiam Abbass, Bill Pullman, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf, Alexander Siddig.
The Spectacular Now
Director: James Ponsoldt* (Fast Track)
Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber*, based on the novel by Tim Tharp
Producers: Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, Michelle Krumm
Sutter is a high school senior who lives for the moment; Aimee is the introvert he attempts to “save.” As their relationship deepens, the lines between right and wrong, friendship and love, and “saving” and corrupting become inextricably blurred. Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth.
Director/Writer: Lynn Shelton* (past Spirit Award nominee)
Producer: Steven Schardt
A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother’s foundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.” Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, Josh Pais.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Writer: Chris Galletta
Producers: Tyler Davidson*, Peter Saraf, John Hodges
Three unhappy teenage boys flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny. Or at least that’s the plan. Cast: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie.
Director: Alexandre Moors
Writers: R. F. I. Porto, Alexandre Moors
Producers: Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Ron Simons*, Stephen Tedeschi, Kim Jackson, Alexandre Moors, Will Rowbotham, Brian O’Carroll
An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure in this film inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson, Cassandra Freeman, Leo Fitzpatrick.
It Felt Like Love
Director/Writer: Eliza Hittman
Producers: Eliza Hittman, Shrihari Sathe* (Producing Lab), Laura Wagner
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, a 14- year-old girl’s sexual quest takes a dangerous turn when she pursues an older guy and tests the boundaries between obsession and love. Cast: Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein, Jesse Cordasco, Nick Rosen, Case Prime.
Director/Writer: Hannah Fidell
Producers: Kim Sherman*, Hannah Fidell
A popular young teacher in a wealthy suburban Texas high school has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. Cast: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Jonny Mars, Julie Phillips, Chris Dubeck.
US Documentary Competition:
Inequality for All
Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Producers: Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan* (Wildfire Post-Production Grant winner, past Spirit Award Nominee)
In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic-policy expert Robert Reich distills the topic of widening income inequality, and addresses the question of what effects this increasing gap has on our economy and our democracy.
In LA & NY: Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Screenings
If you can’t make it to Utah, we still have lots of Spirit Awards Nominee Screenings right here in LA and NY. They’re FREE for Film Independent and IFP members — you can check out the screening schedule at spiritawards.com.
January 18th, 2013 • No Comments