And none of these are likely to be stories you’ve heard before.
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“These stories, and the conversations they spark, start here and will extend well beyond the mountain and the festival in the months ahead.” Flying the flag as we have for past Sundances, Deadline co-Editor-in-Chief, Film Mike Fleming Jr. (Director: Ry Russo-Young, Screenwriter: Maria Maggenti) — Samantha Kingston has everything. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. (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. 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. Premiere Their Finest / 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. Premiere KIDS This section of the Festival is especially for our youngest independent film fans. 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. (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.
and myself will lead our coverage out of Park City, Salt Lake and more with breaking news on the deals, the films, the panels, and the scene. (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. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. 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. (Director: Alethea Jones, Screenwriter: Julie Rudd) — Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a “fun mom dinner.” When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood. (Director and screenwriter: Jim Strouse) — Jessica James, an aspiring NYC playwright, is struggling to get over a recent breakup. (Director: Mark Pellington, Screenwriter: Stuart Ross Fink) — Harriett is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. (Director: Maya Forbes, Screenwriters: Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky) — Based on the remarkable true story of the world’s only known Polka Ponzi scheme, this mix of comedy and tragedy is about Jan Lewan, a polish immigrant who believed in the American Dream. Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin. Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons. Programmed in cooperation with Utah Film Center, which presents the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Utah’s premiere film festival for children and youth. World Premiere (English Version) RED DOG: True Blue / 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. Cowen, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner) — 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. What follows is the unraveling of a marriage, the deification of a reluctant messiah and the awakening of the female gaze.
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.
These stories, and the conversations they spark, start here and will extend well beyond the mountain and the Festival in the months ahead.” Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Powerful visions of our times — past, present and future — resound throughout these sections. (Director: Alethea Jones, Screenwriter: Julie Rudd) — Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a "fun mom dinner." When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood. She sees a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets the recently divorced Boone. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship. (Director and screenwriter: Michael Almereyda) — In the near future—a time of artificial intelligence—86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. This epic pioneer story is about friendship, heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land. These films were guided by the Institute’s Documentary Film Program in collaboration with La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) and Guardian documentaries.
That's starting to change, with new reports saying that about 500 people have been arrested with another 500 under investigation.
Of course, that sounds like a tiny percentage of the scammers, and it didn't seem all that difficult for the Associated Press reporter who wrote the above article to track down plenty of scammers who are quite proud of their scamming ability.
Inspired storytellers are shining a light on urgent issues or providing an exhilarating escape from them. Together, they reclaim a piece of the women they used to be. Together, they discover how to make it through the tough times while realizing they like each other—a lot. / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Julian Rosefeldt) — Can history’s art manifestos apply to contemporary society? What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Short-Form Episodic Showcase — A celebration of the evolving landscape of content consumption, we present these short-form episodic series as new voices in the medium, defying broadcast boilerplates with a redefinition of traditional episodic conventions. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®.
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.