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SHOCK AND AWE AT SUNDANCE

FROM JARED LETO AS THE MAN WHO KILLED JOHN LENNON IN 'CHAPTER 27' TO DAKOTA FANNING AS A GIRL SEXUALLY EXPLOITED BY HER FATHER IN 'HOUNDDOG,' HERE'S WHAT GAVE 2007 FESTIVAL AUDIENCES THEIR FAIR (OR UNFAIR) SHARE OF JOLTS.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION (USA)

ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN
Directed by Alfredo de Villa
Written by Nat Moss, Alfredo de Villa
Starring Heather Graham, Victor Rasuk, Dominic Chianese, William Baldwin, Elizabeth Peña, Marlene Forte, Richard Petrocelli, Erika Michels


BROKEN ENGLISH
Directed by Zoe Cassavetes
Written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes
Starring Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo, Melvil Poupaud, Gena Rowlands, Peter Bogdanovich, Justin Theroux, Josh Hamilton
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND
Written and directed by Sterlin Harjo
Starring Cody Lightning, Jeri Arredondo, Tamara Podemski, Laura Bailey, Richard Ray Whitman, Christian Kane, Mike Randleman


THE GOOD LIFE
Written and directed by Steve Berra
Starring Mark Webber, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Paxton, Harry Dean Stanton, Chris Klein, Patrick Fugit, Drea de Matteo, Bruce McGill, Donal Logue, Deborah Rush

GRACE IS GONE
Written and directed by James C. Strouse
Starring John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Shélan O'Keefe, Gracie Bdenarczyk


HOUNDDOG
Written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier
Starring Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright Penn, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Afemo Omilami, Jill Scott
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

JOSHUA
Directed by George Ratliff
Written by David Gilbert and George Ratliff
Starring Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, Michael McKean, Jacob Kogan
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

NEVER FOREVER
Written and directed by Gina Kim
Starring Vera Farmiga, Jung-Woo Ha, David McInnis, Hwa-Si Lee


ON THE ROAD WITH JUDAS
Written and directed by JJ Lask
Starring Aaron Ruell, Kevin Corrigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eleanor Hutchins, Amanda Loncar, Alex Burns, Leo Fitzpatrick


PADRE NUESTRO
Written and directed by Christopher Zalla
Starring Jesús Ochoa, Armando Hernández, Jorge Adrián Espíndola, Paola Mendoza


THE POOL
Directed by Chris Smith
Written by Chris Smith and Randy Russell
Starring Nana Patekar, Venkatesh Chavan, Jhangir Badshah, Ayesha Mohan, Malcom Faria


ROCKET SCIENCE
Written and directed by by Jeffrey Blitz
Starring Reece Daniel Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza


SNOW ANGELS
Written and directed by David Gordon Green
Starring Sam Rockwell, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Angarano, Griffin Dunne, Amy Sedaris, Olivia Thirlby


STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
Directed by Andrew Wagner
Written by Andrew Wagner and Fred Parnes
Starring Frank Langella, Lili Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Adrian Leste
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

TEETH
Written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein
Starring Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny Von Dohlen, Vivienne Benesch, Ashley Springer, Julia Garro, Adam Wagner


WEAPONS
Written and directed by Adam Bhala Lough
Starring Nick Cannon, Paul Dano, Mark Webber, Riley Smith, Regine Nehy, Jade Yorker, Amy Ferguson, Arliss Howard


FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION (NON-USA)

SWEET MUD (Israel)
Written and directed by Dror Shaul
Starring Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitch, Henri Garcin, Shai Avivi, Gal Zaid, Sharon Zuckerman


DRIVING WITH MY WIFE’S LOVER (South Korea)
Directed by Kim Tai-Sik
Written by Kim Jun-han and Kim Tai-sik
Starring Park Kwang-jung, Jung Bo-suk, Cho Eun-ji


THE NIGHT BUFFALO (Mexico)
Directed by Jorge Hernandez Aldana
Written by Jorge Hernandez Aldana and Guillermo Arriaga
Starring Diego Luna, Liz Gallardo, Gabriel Gonzalez, Irene Azuela, Emilio Echevarría, Camila Sodi


EAGLE VS SHARK (New Zealand)
Written and directed by Taika Waititi
Starring Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Brian Sergent, Joel Tobeck


EZRA
Directed by Newton I. Aduaka (France/Nigeria/Austria)
Written by Newton I. Aduaka and Alain-Michel Blanc
Starring Mamoudou Turay Kamara, Richard Gant, Mariame N'Diaye, Emil Abossolo Mbo


BLAME IT ON FIDEL (France)
Written and directed by Julie Gavras
Starring Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Nina Kervel, Benjamin Feuillet, Martine Chevallier


GHOSTS (UK)
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Written by Nick Broomfield and Jez Lewis
Starring Ai Qin Lin, Zhan Yu, Zhe Wei, Man Qin Wei, Yong Aing Zhai, Devi Zhu


THE LEGACY (France)
Written and directed by Géla Babluani and Temur Babluani
Starring Sylvie Testud, Stanislas Merhar, Olga Legrand, Pascal Bongard, George Babluani, Leo Gaparidze

HOW SHE MOVE (Canada)
Directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid)
Written by Annmarie Morais
Starring Rutina Wesley, Dwain Murphy, Tré Armstrong, Brennan Gademans, Clé Bennett, Melanie Nicholls-Kin


HOW IS YOUR FISH TODAY? (UK)
Directed by Xiaolu Guo
Written by Rao Hui and Xiaolu Guo
Starring Rao Hui, Lin Hao, Yang Zi Jiang, Hao Ning, Wu Ning, Xiaolu Guo, Mimi


KHADAK (Germany/Belgium)
Written and directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Starring Batzul Khayankhyarvaa, Dugarsuren Dagvadorj, Tsetsegee Byamba, Damchaa Banzar, Tserendarizav Dashnyam, Uuriintuya Enkhtaivan


NOISE (Australian)
Written and directed by Matthew Saville
Starring Brendan Cowell, Maia Thomas, Henry Nixon, Nicholas Bell


DRAINED (Brazil)
Directed by Heitor Dhalia
Written by Marçal Aquino and Heitor Dhalia
Starring Selton Mello, Paula Braun, Lourenço Mutarelli, Silvia Lourenço, Fabiana Gugli, Martha Meola


ONCE (Ireland)
Written and directed by John Carney
Starring Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova


THE ISLAND (Russian Federation)
Directed by Pavel Lounguine
Written by Dmitry Sobolev
Starring Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Yuri Kuznetsov


BURIED DREAMS (Burkina Faso/Canada/France)
Written and directed by Laurent Salgues
Starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues, Joseph B. Tapsoba, Souleymane Zouré

 

DOCUMENTARIES IN COMPETITION (USA)

BANISHED
Directed by DiMarco Williams

CHASING GHOSTS
Directed by Lincoln Ruchti

CRAZY LOVE
Directed by Dan Klores

EVERYTHING’S COOL
Directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand

FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
Directed by Daniel Karslake
Written by Daniel Karslake and Nancy Kennedy


GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB
Directed by Rory Kennedy
Written by Jack Youngelson


GIRL 27
Directed by David Stenn

HEAR AND NOW
Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

SEND A BULLET
Directed by Jason Kohn

MY KID COULD PAINT THAT
Directedd by Amir Bar-Lev

NANKING
Directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman

NO END IN SIGHT
Directed by Charles Ferguson

PROTAGONIST
Directed by Jessica Yu

WAR/DANCE
Directed by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
Directed by Steven Okazaki

ZOO
Directed by Robinson Devor

 

DOCUMENTARIES IN COMPETITION (NON-USA)

ACIDENTE (Brazil)
Directed by Cao Guimaraes and Pablo Lobato


BAJO JUAREZ: THE CITY DEVOURING ITS DAUGHTERS (Mexico)
Directed by Jose Antonio Cordero and Alejandra Sanchez

COCALERO (Bolivia/Argentina)
Directed by Alejandro Landes

COMRADES IN DREAMS (Germany
Directed by Uli Gaulke

CROSSING THE LINE (UK)
Directed by Daniel Gordon


THREE COMRADES (Netherlands)
Directed by Masha Novikova


HOT HOUSE (Israel)
Directed by Shimon Dotan

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (UK)
Directed by David Sington


JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN (Ireland/UK)
Directed by Julien Temple

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES (Canada)
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal


THE MONASTERY: MR. VIG AND THE NUN (Denmark)
Directed by Pernille Rose Gronkjaer


ON A TIGHTROPE (Norway/Canada)
Directed by Petr Lom


A VERY BRITISH GANGSTER (UK)
Directed by Donal Mac Intyre


VHS--KAHLOUCHA (Tunisia)
Directed by Nejib Belkadhi


ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS (Denmark)
Directed by Anja Al Erhayem and Ev Mulvad

PREMIERES (FILMS NOT IN COMPETITION)

AN AMERICAN CRIME (USA)
Directed by Tommy O’Haver
Written by Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner
Starring Catherine Keener, Ellen Page, James Franco, Bradley Whitford

AWAY FROM HER (CANADA)
Written and directed by Sarah Polley
Starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson


BLACK SNAKE MOAN (USA)
Written and directed by Craig Brewer
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran

SUMMER RAIN (Spain)
Directed by Antonio Banderas
Written by Antonio Soler
Starring Alberto Amarilla, María Ruiz, Raúl Arévalo, Victoria Abril, Félix Gómez, Juan Diego, Fran Perea


CHAPTER 27 (USA)
Written and directed by Jarrett Schaefer
Starring Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Judah Friedlander, Ursula Abbott, Jeane Fourier, Brian O'Neill


CHICAGO 10 (USA)
Written and directed by Brett Morgen
Starring Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber, Leonard Weinglass, Jeffrey Wright

CLUBLAND (Australia)
Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Written by Keith Thompson
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Khan Chittenden, Emma Booth, Richard Wilson, Frankie J. Holden, Rebecca Gibney, Philip Quast, Katie Wall, Russell Dykstra

THE GOOD NIGHT (USA)
Written and directed by Jake Paltrow
Starring Penélope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, Danny DeVito, Keith Allen, Amber Sealey
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

KING OF CALIFORNIA (USA)
Written and directed by Mike Cahill
Starring Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

LIFE SUPPORT (USA)
Directed by Nelson George
Written by Nelson George, Jim McKay and Hannah Weyer
Starring Queen Latifah, Anna Deavere Smith, Wendell Pierce, Rachel Nicks, Evan Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross


LONGFORD (UK)
Directed by Tom Hooper
Written by Peter Morgan
Starring Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan, Andy Serkis

THE NINES (USA)
Written and directed by John August
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning, David Denman, Octavia Spencer, Dahlia Salem


RESURRECTING THE CHAMP (USA)
Directed by Rod Lurie
Written by Allison Burnett, Michael Bortman and Rod Lurie
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Teri Hatcher, Kathryn Morris, Rachel Nichols, Alan Alda


THE SAVAGES (USA)
Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins
Starring Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco


SON OF RAMBOW (UK)
Written and directed by Garth Jennings
Starring Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Jules Sitruk, Charlie Thrift, Jessica Stevenson, Neil Dudgeon


TRADE (USA)
Directed byMarco Kreuzpaintner
Written by Jose Rivera
Starring Kevin Kline, Cesar Ramos, Alicja Bachleda, Paulina Gaitan, Marco Pérez, Pasha D. Lynchnikoff, Tim Reid, Linda Emond


YEAR OF THE DOG (USA)
Written and directed by Mike White
Starring Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard


SPECTRUM (FILMS NOT IN COMPETITION)

ANGEL-A (FRANCE)
Written and directed by Luc Besson
Starring Jamel Debbouze, Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine


DARK MATTER (USA)
Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng
Written by Billy Shebar
Starring Liu Ye, Aidan Quinn, Meryl Streep, Blair Brown, Bill Irwin


DEDICATION (USA)
Directed by Justin Theroux
Written by David Bromberg
Starring Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Dianne Wiest, Bob Balaban, Martin Freeman


DELIRIOUS (USA)
Written and directed by Tom DiCillo
Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon


THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK (USA)
Written and directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg


EXPIRED (USA)
Written and directed by Cecilia Miniucchi
Starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas


FAY GRIM (USA)
Written and directed by Hal Hartley
Starring Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, James Urbaniak, Saffron Burrows, Liam Aiken, Thomas Jay Ryan


FRAULEIN (Switzerland/Germany)
Written and directed by Andrea Staka
Starring Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Andrea Zogg, Pablo Aguilar, Zdenko Jelcic


THE GO-GETTER (USA)
Written and directed by Martin Hynes
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, Judy Greer, Maura Tierney
FOR THE VARIETY REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

THE GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (USA)
Directed by Craig Zobel
Written by George Smith and Craig Zobel
Starring Pat Healy, Kene Holliday, Rebecca Mader, Tricia Paoluccio, Robert Longstreet, John Baker


IF I HAD KNOWN I WAS A GENIUS (USA)
Directed by Dominique Wirtschafter
Written by Markus Redmond
Starring Markus Redmond, Whoopi Goldberg, Keith David, Debra Wilson, Sharon Stone, Tara Reid


INTERVIEW (USA)
Directed by Steve Buscemi
Written by David Schechter and Steve Buscemi
Starring Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller



LOW AND BEHOLD (USA)
Directed by Zack Godshall
Written by Zack Godshall and Barlow Jacobs
Starring Barlow Jacobs, Robert Longstreet, Eddie Rouse


THE SAME MOON (USA)
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Written by Ligiah Villalobos
Starring Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas, America Ferrera


MISS NAVAJO (USA)
Directed by Billy Luther


BUGMASTER (Japan)
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
Written by Sadayuki Murai
Starring Makiko Esumi, Yu Aoi, Nao Omori, Joe Odagiri


RED ROAD (UK)
Written and directed by Andrea Arnold
Starring Katie Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press


REPRISE (Norway)
Directed by Joachim Trier
Written by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier
Starring Espen Klouman-Høiner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Viktoria Winge, Christian Rubeck, Pål Stokka, Odd-Magnus Williamson


SAVE ME (USA)
Directed by Robert Cary
Written by Craig Chester, Alan Hines, Robert Desiderio
Starring Chad Allen, Robert Gant, Judith Light, Stephen Lang


TULI (Philippines)
Written by Jimmy Flores
Starring Desiree del Valle, Carlo Aquino, Vanna Garcia, Bembol Rocco, Amable Quiambao, Eugene Domingo


THE UNFORESEEN (USA)
Directed by Laura Dunn


WAITRESS (USA)
Written and directed by Adrienne Shelly
Starring Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Adrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple


WONDERS ARE MANY (USA)
Written and directed by Jon Else


YEAR OF THE FISH (USA)
Written and directed by David Kaplan
Starring Tsai Chin, Randall Duk Kim, Ken Leung, An Nguyen, Hettienne Park, Lee Wong