Sundance 2017: U.S. Dramatic Competition

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1. Band Aid (2017)

91 min | Comedy | Post-production

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

Director: Zoe Lister-Jones | Stars: Erinn Hayes, Brooklyn Decker, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks

2. Beach Rats (2017)

95 min

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a... See full summary »

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Kate Hodge, Erik Potempa, Madeline Weinstein

3. Brigsby Bear (2017)

100 min | Drama | Post-production

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story ... See full summary »

Director: Dave McCary | Stars: Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear

4. Burning Sands (2017)

96 min | Drama | Post-production

Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Trevante Rhodes, Octavius J. Johnson, Imani Hakim

5. Crown Heights (2017)

94 min | Drama | Post-production

When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.

Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry, Bill Camp

6. Golden Exits (2017)

94 min | Drama | Completed

An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Emily Browning, Analeigh Tipton, Chloë Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker

7. The Hero (2017)

93 min | Drama | Completed

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Sam Elliott

8. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

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When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

Director: Macon Blair | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy

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9. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), a mentally disturbed young woman, becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media star who appears to have the perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Spicer | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

10. Landline (2017)

93 min | Comedy | Completed

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A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990's discovers that her father is having an affair.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro, Edie Falco

11. Novitiate (2017)

123 min | Drama | Completed

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Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

Director: Margaret Betts | Stars: Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Margaret Qualley, Denis O'Hare

12. Patti Cake$ (2017)

108 min

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie

13. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

100 min | Drama | Completed

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Larnell | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Curtiss Cook

14. To the Bone (I) (2017)

107 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Alanna Ubach, Liana Liberato

15. Walking Out (2017)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith | Stars: Matt Bomer, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter, Chaske Spencer

16. The Yellow Birds (2017)

110 min | Drama, War | Completed

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Director: Alexandre Moors | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston, Toni Collette