(Director: Shawn Christensen, Screenwriters: Shawn Christensen, Jason Dolan) — Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace. SPECIAL EVENTS One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience. The Festival will premiere the first four episodes of the series, followed by an extended Q&A with the cast, creators and showrunners. The Festival will present the first three episodes of this Amazon original series, followed by an extended Q&A.
As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life. / Australia (Director: Kriv Stenders, Screenwriter: Daniel Taplitz) — When 11-year-old Mick is shipped off to his grandfather's cattle station in Australia’s remote Pilbara, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship but instead finds myth, adventure and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind pup that will change his life forever. (Creators: Michael Killen, Samm Hodges, Showrunners: Kat Likkel, John Hoberg) — The story of a struggling millennial, Nan, as observed from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. The Festival will premiere two episodes of this docuseries, / U. What follows is the unraveling of a marriage, the deification of a reluctant messiah and the awakening of the female gaze.
(Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Screenwriter: Darci Picoult) — Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own. (Executive Producers: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Morrison) — Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history. (Directors: Jill Soloway, Andrea Arnold, Kimberly Peirce, Executive Producers: Jill Soloway, Sarah Gubbins, Andrea Sperling, Victor Hsu) — Chris and Sylvere, a married couple in the intellectual community of Marfa, Texas, become obsessed with a charismatic artist named Dick.
(Director: Craig Johnson, Screenwriter: Daniel Clowes) — Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope, reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met. / Switzerland, France (Director: Claude Barras, Screenwriter: Céline Sciamma) — After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to a foster home filled with other orphans his age.
From citizen journalists to robust and powerful roles for women — in front of and behind the camera — these projects are a testament to the force and value of the individual.” Among the films that have premiered in these sections in recent years are . (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani) — Based on the real-life courtship: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. (Director: Charlie Mc Dowell, Screenwriters: Charlie Mc Dowell, Justin Lader) — In a world where the afterlife has just been scientifically proven—resulting in millions of people taking their own lives to get there—comes this love story. An homage to the twentieth century’s most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, this series of reenactments performed by Cate Blanchett explores these declarations’ performative components and political significance. 2017 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – Acura, Sundance TV, Chase Sapphire®, and Canada Goose; Leadership Sponsors – Adobe, AT&T, DIRECTV, and You Tube; Sustaining Sponsors – American Airlines, Canon U. A., Inc., Francis Ford Coppola Winery, GEICO, Google VR, , IMDb, Jaunt, Kickstarter, Omnicom, Stella Artois® and the University of Utah Health.
For a full list of films announced to date, including selections for the U. and World Competitions, NEXT and New Frontier, visit sundance.org/festival. (Director: Miguel Arteta, Screenwriter: Mike White) — Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. (Director: Ry Russo-Young, Screenwriter: Maria Maggenti) — Samantha Kingston has everything. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State.
(Director: Greg Barker) — Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11: Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. / United Kingdom (Director: Lone Scherfig, Screenwriter: Gaby Chiappe) — During the 1940 London Blitz, untried screenwriter Catrin struggles to find her voice amidst war, as she and a makeshift cast work under fire to create a film to lift the nation's spirits—and inspire America to join the war.
Exposed to race biology examinations at her boarding school and the racism of the 1930s, she starts dreaming of another life—one that demands she become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.Darwinian or not, our deceptions are now taking a decidedly digital turn.A study led by the Cornell professor Jeff Hancock, who has extensively researched the dynamics of dishonesty, found that one in 10 text messages involves a lie of some kind. Here was the problem: In 2004, Cashwell had filed for workers’ compensation, claiming an on-the-job injury.The enormous wheel whirling next to her, however, suggested otherwise.And it’s not just Americans—or, for that matter, humans—who deceive: recent studies of 24 other primate species found that they regularly lie to one another.