DETROPIA features Detroiters who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames rise. An engrossing and essential cinematic tapestry.
After taking home an editing award at Sundance 2012, Oscar-nominated documentarians Heidi Ewing + Rachel Grady raised funds for the theatrical release of "Detropia," their beautifully lyrical portrait of Detroit. Now on the Oscar shortlist!
Ira Sachs' KEEP THE LIGHTS ON is a new film about gay life and love in New York City.
Set in late '90s NY, Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On chronicles the emotionally and sexually-charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of a filmmaker and closeted lawyer who connect and disconnect over a decade. Now a multi-Indie Spirit nominee!
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length documentary about China's (in)famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
Thanks to over $50k from nearly 800 backers, Alison Klayman's debut doc premiered in competition in Park City. An intimate look inside the mind + work of international star + artist Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry reveals the great dissenter of our time. Now on the Oscar shortlist!
ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature exploring numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings.
A subjective documentary feature decoding The Shining, Room 237 draws us into a whole new maze with no way out. Just when you thought you could finally sleep again, Director Rodney Ascher locks you in that Nicholsoned bathroom all over again. A TIFF, Sundance, and Cannes fave!
Executive produced by Jay-Z, Terence Nance’s dazzling, delightful and explosively creative debut, tells the story of a relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic.
Sundance calls Oversimplification an "explosively creative debut feature" documenting a relationship in an "exquisite tapestry," blending live action + animation to explore a "young male psyche as he sweats and stretches toward maturity." We call that rad. A Gotham Award winner!
Indie Game: The Movie is a feature documentary that follows video game developers as they create and release their games to the world.
1,900 backers could not have been more excited for James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot's Indie Game: The Movie, a feature documentary in competition at the 2012 festival. Truth be told gamers love indie games, but who knew indie film did too? Hip nerds everywhere: rejoice!
Me at the Zoo is a feature documentary about Chris Crocker and the phenomenon of Internet celebrity.
With EP's Michael Stipe + doc veteran Rachel Grady, Me @ The Zoo tells the story of Chris Crocker, the video blogger who you may remember as the one who loves Britney just a little more than most. This exploration of identity in the digital age aired on HBO this past summer.
KID-THING is a fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.
The Zellners strike Sundance again! 10-year-old Annie thrashes and smashes a whole lot more than your average angsty tomboy. Playing in the woods, she hears a woman cry for help and what ensues is what Sundance calls a "haunting fable" of the choices a child might make alone.
First, a film about banana workers saying Dole had made them infertile. Then Dole's attack on the filmmakers. Time for another film!
"First there was a film about banana workers saying the Dole Food Company had made them infertile. Then Dole attacked the filmmakers. Now it's time for a new film!" By (and about) Fredrik Gertten; made its North American Premiere in the World Cinema Doc Competition.
OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE 2012- The feature film explores what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.
After a great run on the festival circuit, Destin Daniel Cretton and his lovely band of decidedly non-hipsters turned to Kickstarter for the release of his patient and pensive debut feature, "I Am Not a Hipster." Peep the Sundance enthusiasm (and nerves!) in their project video!
Inspired by Billy Wilder's 'People On Sunday', Playtime is a seamless journey through the lives of German youth on a Sunday afternoon.
Inspired by Billy Wilder’s People On Sunday (1930) with a dash of Richard Linklater's Slacker, Playtime is a seamless journey through the lives of German youth and innocence on a Sunday afternoon. Launched for finishing funds just before the fest!
Three childhood friends go on a girls' weekend getaway to Black Rock Island. When they get there they soon realize they are not alone.
Penned by Mark Duplass and featuring Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell, Katie Aselton's Park City @ Midnight thriller is a ladies' reunion trip gone dark, dangerous, and beautifully sinister. So as Sundance says, "go get your chick-flick jollies somewhere else!" To be released by LD.
Mosquita y Mari is a feature length film that captures the intricacies of youth, love and survival.
Rallying her last $20k in the last 24 hours, Aurora Guerrero is a force of nature with a Sundance 2012 project to boot! Inspired by her own background, Mosquita y Mari is a complex coming of age story following the growing love between two teenage Latinas, or "Chicanas."
A woman, a transgendered man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing".
Rhys Ernst is living the dream as his thesis project is now playing in Park City! His 2nd project for this film, The Thing follows a lady, transgendered man, and their cat as they travel to a mysterious roadside attraction named "The Thing." CalArts must be proud!
Erin Greenwell, director of festival favorites "Mom" and "21", comes back with great actors and crew you know and love and a new set of allies.
Karen is spending July 4th working reception until she receives a call from dad that changes everything. Meanwhile, Megan ponders old and new loves, and Young Ray fends off organized sports. A quirky script and ensemble cast to be adored! We bet the best is yet to come for Erin!
ABACUS is a visually immersive multimedia presentation about the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works.
ABACUS makes an argument for the obsolescence of national borders in a supercharged multimedia event that combines two dominant forms of contemporary persuasion: the TED-style presentation and mega-church media design. You've probably never seen performance art like this before!
Help FOURPLAY: TAMPA, the only American short film accepted to Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year, with final finishing funds!
First Cannes, now Sundance! Kyle Henry's short film is a "Chaplinesque gang-bang farce," set in the bathroom of a Florida mall. As our mother would say, this sounds like a *very interesting* 17 minutes in the 2012 Shorts Competition!
Ted Henley is a budding motel manager and road kill entrepreneur. Based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from Clay McLeod Chapman’s Miss Corpus, Henley is the 2nd collaboration between Chapman and Craig Macneill. Their first was at Sundance '05. Now they're back for more!
Learn what it means to be a Southern belle, lethal huntress and thrive in a traditionally male-dominated sport.
Documenting South Carolina's low country, Maria White discovers some southern belles have a real rugged side. Hence...Debutante Hunters. We fully expect this short to be at least as awesome as its title!