Best of Sundance 2013

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1.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. (85 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
 
2.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
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A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." (95 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
3.
The Kings of Summer (2013)
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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. (95 mins.)
 
4.
We Are What We Are (2013)
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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
 
5.
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. (91 mins.)
 
6.
In Fear (2013)
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Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive. (85 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
 
7.
American Milkshake (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
White teenager Jolie Jolson is trying to get on the high school basketball team, because Jolie thinks it will bring him one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: African-American. (83 mins.)
 
8.
Touchy Feely (2013)
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A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch. (88 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
9.
A.C.O.D. (2013)
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A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family. (88 mins.)
 
10.
Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
11.
The Lifeguard (2013)
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A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager. (98 mins.)
Director: Liz W. Garcia
 
12.
This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Martin Bonner has just moved to Nevada from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building. (83 mins.)
Director: Chad Hartigan
 
13.
Valentine Road (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate... (89 mins.)
 
14.
Kink (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on fetish website Kink.com. (80 mins.)
Director: Christina Voros
 
15.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
16.
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert. (98 mins.)
 
17.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. (104 mins.)
Director: John Krokidas
 
18.
The Moo Man (2013 Documentary)
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Modern British dairy farms must get bigger and bigger or go under but Farmer Stephen Hook decides to buck the trend... (98 mins.)
 
19.
Falling City (2012)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Dasheng Zheng
 
20.
Ass Backwards (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Nelson
 
21.
Mother of George (2013)
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Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
 
22.
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
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In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Randy Moore
 
23.
May in the Summer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
High off the success of her first book and planning to marry ZIAD, her sensible, stable and studious fiance... (99 mins.)
Director: Cherien Dabis