Sundance announces world premieres lineup

The Sundance Film Festival announced it’s final list of entries, bringing a total of 115 premiers for the 2013 festival. Latest entries include Richard Linklater’s “Before Midnight,” and Michael Winterbottom’s “The Look of Love.”

The festival’s Hollywood star pulling power include appearances from Guy Pearce, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LaBeouf, Paul Rudd, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter and Dakota Fanning.


Variety’s List:

Narrative Features:

“A.C.O.D.” — Directed by Stuart Zicherman, written by Ben Karlin and Zicherman. A seemingly well-adjusted adult child of divorce makes a discovery that wreaks havoc on his family. Stars Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clark Duke.
“Before Midnight” — Directed by Richard Linklater, written by Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Linklater. Jesse and Celine meet again, this time in Greece, in this sequel to “Before Sunset.” Stars Hawke, Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulo, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
“Big Sur” — Directed and written by Michael Polish. Faced with a suddenly demanding public and his own demons, Jack Kerouac takes three brief sojourns to a cabin in Big Sur. With Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Anthony Edwards and Henry Thomas.
“Breathe In” — Directed by Drake Doremus, written by Doremus and Ben York Jones. A foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town and alters the lives of her host family. Stars Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan and Mackenzie Davis.
“Don Jon’s Addiction” — Directed and written by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A selfish modern-day Don Juan attempts to turn over a new leaf. With Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Rob Brown.
“The East” — Directed by Zal Batmanglij, written by Batmanglij and Brit Marling. An operative for a private intelligence firm infiltrates an anarchist collective that is attacking major corporations. With Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Tony Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez and Patricia Clarkson.
“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” — Directed by George Tillman Jr., written by Michael Starrbury. A story of salvation in which two boys, separated from their mothers, hide from police and forage for food in the Brooklyn projects. With Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright.
“Jobs” — Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley. An account of the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life. Stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
“The Look of Love” (U.K.) — Directed by Michael Winterbottom, written by Matt Greenhalgh. A dramatization of the life of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond, who became one of the richest men in the U.K. Stars Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots and Tamsin Egerton.
“Lovelace” — Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, written by Andy Bellin. Chronicles the dark side of Linda Lovelace’s experiences in the wake of the 1972 success of “Deep Throat.” With Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco and Sharon Stone.
“The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” — Directed by Fredrik Bond, written by Matt Drake. While traveling abroad titular character falls for a Romanian beauty whose dark past begins to envelop him. Stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint, James Buckley and Til Schweiger.
“Prince Avalanche” — Directed and written by David Gordon Green. Two highway road workers from the city spend the summer of 1988 working together in isolation. With Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
“Stoker” — Directed by Park Chan-wook. Written by Wentworth Miller. When young girl’s father dies in a car crash, her mysterious uncle comes to live with her and her mother. With Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver and Nicole Kidman.
“Sweetwater” — Directed by Logan Miller and Noah Miller, written by Andrew McKenzie. A bloody triangle develops between a fanatical religious leader, a renegade sheriff and a former prostitute in the late 1800s. With Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Steven Rude and Amy Madigan.
“Top of the Lake” (Australia-New Zealand) — Directed by Jane Campion and Garth Davis, written by Campion and Gerard Lee. A six-hour film in which a pregnant 12-year-old girl stands chest deep in a frozen lake. Stars Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham.
“Two Mothers” (Australia-France) — Directed by Anne Fontaine, written by Christopher Hampton. Charts the unconventional and passionate affairs of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s sons. Stars Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville.
“Very Good Girls” — Directed and written by Naomi Foner. Two girls find that life isn’t as simple or safe as they had thought when they both fall for the same guy. With Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss and Ellen Barkin.
“The Way, Way Back” — Directed and written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. An introverted 14-year-old forms unlikely friendships over the course of a summer. Stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Laim James.

Documentary Features:

“Anita” — Directed by Freida Mock. Looks back at the 1991 case in which Anita Hill brought sexual harrassment charges against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
“The Crash Reel” — Directed by Lucy Walker. Follows Kevin Pearce, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a 2009 halfpipe accident while snowboarding.
“History of the Eagles Part 1” — Directed by Allison Ellwood. A look at the band through previously unseen home movies, archival footage and new movies.
“Linsanity” — Directed by Evan Leong. Examines the life of Asian-American NBA sensation Jeremy Lin.
“Pandora’s Promise” — Directed by Robert Stone. Chronicles the many environmentalists who have come to believe that nuclear technology is perhaps mankind’s greatest hope.
“Running From Crazy” — Directed by Barbara Kopple. Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, digs into the family’s history of suicide and mental illness.
“Sound City” — Directed by David Grohl. Focuses on unsung recording studio Sound City and the top musicians and producers who worked there.
“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” — Directed by Alex Gibney. Covers the controversial organization following its 2010 decision to disclose U.S. secrets.
“When I Walk” (U.S.-Canada) — Directed by Jason DaSilva. Chronicles the filmmaker-artist’s seven-year journey after learning he has a severe form of multiple sclerosis.
“Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” — Directed by Sebastian Junger. A tribute to the late photojournalist and his legacy across the world’s battlefields.
“The World According to Dick Cheney” — Directed by R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton. An examination of how Dick Cheney became the most powerful nonpresidential figure in American history, featuring exclusive interviews with the former vice president and his allies.



The Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah.


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15 documentary features compete in 2012 Academy Awards

Fifteen out of twenty-six documentary features will advance in the voting process in January 2013. Out of fifteen, five will be nominated for the 85th Academy Awards next year.


The 15 films are listed here:


“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” Never Sorry LLC
“Bully,” The Bully Project LLC
“Chasing Ice,” Exposure
“Detropia,” Loki Films
“Ethel,” Moxie Firecracker Films
“5 Broken Cameras,” Guy DVD Films
“The Gatekeepers,” Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil
“The House I Live In,” Charlotte Street Films, LLC
“How to Survive a Plague,” How to Survive a Plague LLC
“The Imposter,” Imposter Pictures Ltd.
“The Invisible War,” Chain Camera Pictures
“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” Jigsaw Productions in association with
Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films
“Searching for Sugar Man,” Red Box Films
“This Is Not a Film,” Wide Management
“The Waiting Room,” Open’hood, Inc.

“The Documentary Branch viewed the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. ”

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