Sundance 2014

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1.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
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A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money. (105 mins.)
Director: David Zellner
 
2.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
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In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team... (101 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
 
3.
Song One (2014)
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A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician. (86 mins.)
 
4.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
5.
I Origins (2014)
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A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
6.
Lilting (2014)
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A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language. (83 mins.)
Director: Hong Khaou
 
7.
Laggies (2014)
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In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad. (99 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
8.
God's Pocket (2014)
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A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss. (88 mins.)
Director: John Slattery
 
9.
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears. (91 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
10.
Young Ones (2014)
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Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive. (100 mins.)
Director: Jake Paltrow
 
11.
Camp X-Ray (2014)
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A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there. (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Sattler
 
12.
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
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Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Johnson
 
13.
Love Is Strange (2014)
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After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. (94 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
 
14.
Life After Beth (2014)
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A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Baena
 
15.
Happy Christmas (2014)
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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
16.
The Better Angels (2014)
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The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality. (95 mins.)
Director: A.J. Edwards
 
17.
Hellion (2014)
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When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother... (99 mins.)
Director: Kat Candler
 
18.
The One I Love (2014)
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A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation. (91 mins.)
 
19.
Listen Up Philip (2014)
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Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise... (108 mins.)
Director: Alex Ross Perry
 
20.
Low Down (2014)
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A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene. (114 mins.)
Director: Jeff Preiss
 
21.
The Voices (2014)
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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
22.
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. (90 mins.)
Director: Maya Forbes
 
23.
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
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A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Tully
 
24.
52 Tuesdays (2013)
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16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. (114 mins.)
Director: Sophie Hyde
 
25.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
26.
Rudderless (2014)
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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (105 mins.)
Director: William H. Macy
 
27.
They Came Together (2014)
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A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development. (83 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
28.
Cold in July (2014)
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When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche. (109 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
 
29.
Little Accidents (2014)
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In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets. (105 mins.)
Director: Sara Colangelo