Movies to see | Sundance 2016

Below are a list of films that I’d like to see that will be playing when I’m there. List starts with my Must-Sees and then the ones that are On My Radar!

MUST-SEES!!!!

Love & Friendship

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Why? Whit Stillman! Big fan of his films Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco. Saw him in a Q&A this year and would love to see his newest work. Also, he brings back from The Last Days of Disco Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale. Can’t wait!

Wiener-Dog

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Why? The director of Wiener-Dog also directed Welcome to the Dollhouse that premiered at Sundance in 1996, which he won the Grand Jury Prize for that film.

Uncle Howard

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Why? A revival of Howard Brookner’s works 25 years later, pieced together by his nephew which takes a look back at the creative culture of NYC in the 70s and 80s. Jim Jarmusch produced this film.

Yoga Hosers

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Why? Kevin Smith’s latest, going back to his roots, making a film in a convenience store.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Why? This film is a comedy directed by Taika Waititi who directed What We Do in the Shadows. The story seems pretty humorous with a city urban kid moving to the country in New Zealand.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

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Why? Richard Linklater

Christine

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Why? Rebecca Hall playing a strong female character as a newscaster in the 70s.

The Fits

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Why? It’s a coming of age story and the one film from Sundance NEXT that I want to see the most. These films are chosen for their fresh approach to cinema and they are apart of the future of America’s new wave of film.

Swiss Army Man

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Why? Read the description. Done 🙂

ON MY RADAR:

As You Are

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Why? Young new talent, actors and director.

Joshy

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Why? Killer cast that features two of my favorite directors, Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross Perry.

Lovesong

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Why? I haven’t seen Jenna Malone in an indie role in a while, and I feel that she usually shines in those roles.

Morris from America

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Why? Story looks fascinating, mixing diverse cultures in a predominately white country.

Other People

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Why? Jesse Plemons, always intrigued by him and the characters he plays.

Southside with You

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Why? A film about Barack Obama in 1989 in Chicago.

The Free World

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Why? Elizabeth Moss playing a dramatic role, and a story about two lost souls that find each other. Looking forward to this one.

White Girl

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Why? New female filmmaker, Elizabeth Wood

Michael Jackson’s journey from Motown to Off the Wall

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Why? Directed by Spike Lee

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

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Why? Maya Angelou, love her, and this will be the world premiere for the doc.

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

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Why? A doc about Gloria Vanderbilt, interviewed by her son Anderson Cooper.

Embrace of the Serpent

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Why? Columbian film exploring a group of people  and culture that I’m not familiar with and a film that may not be played in the theaters in Chicago.

Maggie’s Plan

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Why? Directed by Rebecca Miller, who has had lots of sucess with her past films at fests. I have not seen any of her films yet, but I’m also a big fan of Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke.

Captain Fantastic

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Why? Everything

Certain Women

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Why? Michelle Williams and director Kelly Reichardt team up again.

Complete Unknown

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Why? Michael Shannon

Frank & Lola

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Why? Michael Shannon

Indignation

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Why? Adaption of a Philip Roth novel and Logan Lerman stars.

Little Men

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Why? Directed by Ira Sachs

Manchester by the Sea

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Why? Casey Affleck, love seeing him in the dramatic roles.

The Hollars

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Why? A little iffy about this one, but it’s John Krasinski’s directorial debut, and Anna Kendrick stars.

Jacqueline (Argentine)

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Why? Fascinating story and apart of the NEXT series.

We are X

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Why? Japanese hair band. Awesome.

 

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