SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 WRAP UP

The 2004 Sundance Film Festival has come to pass and the frost bitten Film Threat crew who braved Park City will never be the same again. Good news is that, once again, many excellent films were seen. Better news is that many of these films will be making their way into theaters later in the year. Just remember that you heard about them here first!
PREMIERES
The Butterfly Effect directed by Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber ^ D.E.B.S. directed by Angela Robinson ^ The Dreamers directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ^ Employee of the Month directed by Mitch Rouse ^ The Machinist directed by Brad Anderson ^ The Motorcycle Diaries directed by Walter Salles ^ Redemption directed by Vondie Curtis Hall ^ Riding Giants directed by Stacy Peralta ^ Saved! directed by Brian Dannelly ^ Tiptoes directed by Matthew Bright ^ Zatoichi directed by Takeshi Kitano
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Dogville directed by Lars von Trier ^ The Yes Men directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Born into Brothels directed by Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski ^ Chisholm ’72—Unbought & Unbossed directed by Shola Lynch ^ Dig! directed by Ondi Timoner ^ Farmingville directed by Catherine Tambini, Carlos Sandoval ^ Home of the Brave directed by Paola di Florio ^ Imelda directed by Ramona S. Diaz ^ Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army directed by Robert Stone ^ Persons of Interest directed by Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse ^ Super Size Me directed by Morgan Spurlock ^ Film Threat Favorite: Super Size Me is aiming to pump America up.
DRAMAMTIC COMPETITION
The Best Thief in the World directed by Jacob Kornbluth ^ Chrystal directed by Ray McKinnon ^ Down to the Bone directed by Debra Granik ^ Easy directed by Jane Weinstock ^ Garden State directed by Zach Braff ^ Harry and Max directed by Christopher Münch ^ Napoleon Dynamite directed by Jared Hess ^ One Point 0 directed by Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson ^ Primer directed by Shane Carruth ^ Film Threat Favorite: Napoleon Dynamite will make you believe that a nerd can change the world.
AMERICAN SPECTRUM
The Control Room directed by Jehane Noujaim ^ Dandelion directed by Mark Milgard ^ Dirty Work directed by David Sampliner, Tim Nackashi ^ Mean Creek directed by Jacob Aaron Estes ^ Metallica: Some Kind of Monster directed by Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky ^ Open Water directed by Chris Kentis ^ Second Best directed by Eric Weber ^ September Tapes directed by Christian Johnston ^ Film Threat Favorite: A reproductive physiologist, a septic-tank pumper, and a restorative artist walk into a bar. Okay, not really. This is just our favorite American Spectrum selection, Dirty Work.
WORLD CINEMA
Goodbye, Lenin directed by Wolfgang Becker ^ Last Life in the Universe directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang ^ Seducing Doctor Lewis directed by Jean-François Pouliot ^ Stander directed by Bronwen Hughes ^ Three Step Dancing directed by Salvatore Mereu ^ Film Threat Favorite: Suicide was never so entertaining than in Last Life in the Universe.
WORLD DOCUMENTARY
The Corporation directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott ^ Disbelief directed by Andrei Nekrasov
FRONTIER
The Missing directed by Lee Kang-Sheng ^ WAR directed by Jake Mahaffy
MIDNIGHT
Azumi directed by Ryuhei Kitamura ^ Grand Theft Parsons directed by David Caffrey




Posted on February 28, 2004 in Festivals by
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