Sundance 2013: Confirmed Film Viewings

7:14 PM

I'm trying to contain myself right now. In just 6 days, I'll be on a plane to Salt Lake City to be at the Sundance Film Festival! It's an actual dream come true. No big deal. But fair warning to Robert Redford: I will probably throw up if I meet you. Delusions of celebrity meet-ups (and subsequent pukeings) aside, I actually do have a list of some confirmed movies I'll be seeing while at the festival, and they look amazing!

Toy's House (2013) 

Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring: Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
IMDb SummaryJoe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank’s, attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio and announces that they are going to build a house there—free from... (cont.)

Concussion (2013)

Dir. Stacie Passon
Starring: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky
IMDb SummaryAbby is a fortysomething, wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who—after getting smacked in the head by her son’s baseball—walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels... (cont.)

It Felt Like Love (2013)

Dir. Eliza Hittman
Starring: Jesse Cordasco, Richie Folio, Andrew McCord
Sundance SummaryFourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to have a love interest of her own, a bravado-filled Lila pursues Sammy, a tough but handsome older boy.... (cont.)

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2012) 

Dir. Marc Silver
Starring: Gael García Bernal
Sundance SummaryAugust 3, 2010, Pima County, Arizona—Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? (cont.)

Life According to Sam (2012)

Dirs. Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Sundance SummaryProgeria is an extremely rare and fatal disease, exemplified by accelerated aging in the children who are afflicted by it. There is no treatment. There is no cure. Enter Doctors Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns. When their son, Sam, was diagnosed with progeria at age two, the prognosis was grim—the couple were simply told to enjoy the few years they... (cont.)

Houston (2012)

Dir. Bastian Günther
Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Garret Dillahunt, Wolfram Koch
Sundance SummaryClemens Trunschka is not doing so well. With spotty employment and a shaky marriage, he’s pretty much lost any claim to being a “functional alcoholic.” The more accurate term for him would probably be “lousy drunk.” So when an opportunity arises to help a German company recruit an American candidate as its CEO, Trunschka seizes the chance to get... (cont.)

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