Sundance 2012by bigdippertiger | created - 02 Dec 2011 | updated - 21 Nov 2016 | Public
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1. The Comedy (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence.
Votes: 3,901 | Gross: $0.04M
2. The End of Love (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.
Votes: 1,510 | Gross: $0.01M
3. Filly Brown (2012)
R | 80 min | Drama, Music
A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.
Votes: 966 | Gross: $2.83M
6. Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, where an affair with a younger guy rejuvenates her passion for life
Votes: 5,052 | Gross: $0.11M
7. Keep the Lights On (2012)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.
Votes: 4,475 | Gross: $0.25M
9. Middle of Nowhere (2012)
R | 97 min | Drama
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Votes: 1,222 | Gross: $0.08M
11. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,215 | Gross: $4.01M
12. Save the Date (I) (2012)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend's hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding.
Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $0.00M
13. Simon Killer (2012)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.
Votes: 3,447 | Gross: $0.02M
14. Smashed (2012)
R | 81 min | Drama
A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.
Votes: 14,789 | Gross: $0.38M
15. The Sessions (2012)
R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.
Votes: 38,235 | Gross: $6.00M
16. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Votes: 3,738 | Gross: $0.49M
18. Chasing Ice (2012)
PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Votes: 7,038 | Gross: $1.33M
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News
An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.
Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.10M
20. A Place at the Table (2012)
PG | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $0.23M
21. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 4,814 | Gross: $0.09M
22. Me at the Zoo (2012)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Chris Crocker is a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. The film traces a line through a tapestry of web comments, response videos, fans, and haters to map the controversial rise of an Internet folk hero.
23. The Other Dream Team (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Votes: 3,217 | Gross: $0.13M
24. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, History
A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.
25. Ctyri slunce (2012)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna, his son from the first marriage. He did not get married ... See full summary »
26. Momoiro sora o (2011)
113 min | Drama
High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi ... See full summary »
28. 2 Days in New York (2012)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.
Votes: 12,758 | Gross: $0.63M
29. Arbitrage (2012)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Votes: 44,601 | Gross: $7.92M
30. California Solo (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.
Votes: 932 | Gross: $0.02M
32. For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
R | 85 min | Comedy
Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together.
Votes: 14,348 | Gross: $1.24M
33. Goats (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy
As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.
34. Lay the Favorite (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.
Votes: 9,645 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Liberal Arts (2012)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.
Votes: 31,886 | Gross: $0.32M
36. Price Check (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Peter, a family man who works for a failing supermarket chain finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position. Money and opportunities are within his grasp, but at what price?
Votes: 1,972 | Gross: $0.01M
37. Red Hook Summer (2012)
R | 121 min | Drama
A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Votes: 1,349 | Gross: $0.34M
38. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 52,105 | Gross: $0.05M
39. Robot & Frank (2012)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
Votes: 56,131 | Gross: $3.33M
41. The Words (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Votes: 65,497 | Gross: $11.49M
42. About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
'About Face' explores beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels: women, now between fifty and eighty years old, whose images defined our sense of beauty over the last... See full summary »
43. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (2012)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Successful leaders reflect on their Dyslexic experiences, as a high school senior must overcome the challenges of Dyslexia to achieve his dream of getting into a competitive college.
44. Ethel (2012)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.
45. A Fierce Green Fire (2012)
TV-G | 101 min | Documentary
An exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
Votes: 174 | Gross: $0.03M
47. Corpo celeste (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.
Votes: 742 | Gross: $0.01M
48. La guerre est déclarée (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.
Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $0.05M
49. Elena (2011)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...
Votes: 9,745 | Gross: $0.02M
50. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 17,153 | Gross: $2.01M
51. O le tulafale (2011)
110 min | Drama
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »
53. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Votes: 9,006 | Gross: $0.53M
54. Wuthering Heights (2011)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.
Votes: 7,854 | Gross: $0.10M
55. Your Sister's Sister (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Votes: 23,430 | Gross: $1.57M
56. Black Rock (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
57. Excision (2012)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
58. Grabbers (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.
59. Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Music
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
Votes: 2,350 | Gross: $0.51M
60. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
R | 93 min | Comedy
Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, only to watch their dream run off course. In order to make the money back, they then attempt to revitalize a failing shopping mall.
Votes: 8,534 | Gross: $0.20M
61. V/H/S (2012)
R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman
Votes: 49,273 | Gross: $0.10M
62. Compliance (2012)
R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.
Votes: 26,874 | Gross: $0.32M
65. My Best Day (2012)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy
Karen's life as a small town receptionist is turned upside down when the father she never knew calls for a refrigerator repair. Karen sets out to investigate, dragging along her friend ... See full summary »
66. Pursuit of Loneliness (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
An elderly patient dies in a county hospital leaving no known next of kin. Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, we chart the efforts of four central characters in finding a family... See full summary »
67. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy
A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Votes: 10,757 | Gross: $2.26M
68. That's What She Said (I) (2012)
R | 84 min | Comedy
Bebe and DeeDee, best friends with different relationship problems, embark on a New York City misadventure with their new acquaintance, Clementine.
69. 28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more.
Votes: 2,574 | Gross: $0.02M
70. Bestiaire (2012)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
Along the rhythm of the seasons, beasts and humans regard each other. 'Bestiary' unfolds like a picture book about mutual observation. A contemplation of a stable imbalance, and of loose, tranquil and indefinable elements.
Director: Denis Côté
Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.00M
71. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your ... See full summary »
Votes: 495 | Gross: $0.07M
74. '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card (2012)
12 min | Short, Comedy
Jim and Dave are brothers. They haven't spoken in years and don't like each other very much, but are forced to come together for a week when their dad dies in Kansas City. Alonzo Mourning ... See full summary »
80. L Train (2011)
10 min | Short, Drama
L TRAIN is the story of Sunny, a teenaged African American girl. Her commute through an inner city Chicago winter reinforces a negativity in her, until one day an encounter with a young ... See full summary »
81. Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (2012)
10 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
'Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke' A modern Miami adaptation of the 1962 French short film 'La Jetee', the film recounts Luke's (Uncle Luke, legendary rapper from the hip-hop group 2 ... See full summary »
83. Rolling on the Floor Laughing (2011)
19 min | Short, Drama
Two grown brothers return home for their widowed mother's birthday, only to find themselves competing with a strange man for her affection.
84. The Thing (II) (2011)
14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
There's something missing in Tristan and Zooey's relationship. Zooey has spent weeks planning a road trip to a mysterious roadside attraction known as 'The Thing' in the hopes that she and ... See full summary »
86. Aquadettes (2011)
11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
The Aquadettes are a group of elderly synchronized swimmers from Leisure World, a retirement community nestled in Orange County, California, who regular practice routines and new water ... See full summary »
88. Family Nightmare (2011)
10 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
A dizzy trip through the mid-1990s with a dysfunctional American family. Reliving a distracted child's birthday party, an emotionless wedding, a Halloween in a garage and a Christmas marked... See full summary »
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
89. Meaning of Robots (2012)
4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Mike Sullivan has been shooting a stop-motion robot sex film in his apartment for the past 10 years. Now his miniature robot porn stars are threatening to squeeze him out of the space he needs to shoot his epic.
Director: Matt Lenski
90. The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising (2011)
40 min | Documentary, Sport
In 2004 Rick Finkelstein was paralyzed in a ski accident on Aspen Mountain. With a severed spine and severe internal trauma, he wasn't expected to live. Six years, nine surgeries, and a ... See full summary »
93. Dr Breakfast (2012)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
One day at breakfast, a man's soul bursts out of his eyeball. While the soul roams the earth eating everything in sight, two wild deer bathe, clothe, and feed the man's catatonic body. A ... See full summary »
95. Night Hunter (2011)
16 min | Animation, Short, Drama
In this handmade film, composed of more than four thousand collages and shot in 35mm color, the actress Lillian Gish is seamlessly appropriated from silent-era cinema and plunged into a new... See full summary »
97. Barbie Blues (2011)
18 min | Short, Drama
When Mika, a suburban teenager teenager finds a disturbing creature in her swimming pool she asks her neighbor Gershon for help. What starts off as a friendly encounter between two ... See full summary »
98. Bear (I) (2011)
11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences.
99. Opowiesci z chlodni (2011)
26 min | Short, Comedy
Two supermarket workers under the pressure of the boss have to mobilize themselves. They have only two days to find a goal in life. They decide to participate in the TV program "The unhappiest person of the month".