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Welcome to a new series here at Cinematical where we'll shine a spotlight on different films premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in January.
Jeffrey Blitz probably isn't a name you know right off the bat, but I guarantee you've seen his work. The writer-director exploded onto the scene back in 2002 with his documentary Spellbound, which followed a group of kids competing in the National Spelling Bee and was nominated for several awards including an Oscar for Best Documentary. Blitz then wrote and directed the unique and compelling Rocket Science (his first Sundance film), which, among other things, helped introduce the world to actress Anna Kendrick. After helming several episodes The Office and Parks and Recreation, Blitz has returned to his documentary roots with the film Lucky.
Premiering in the U.S. Documentary Competition section at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Lucky follows several regular folks whose lives instantly change after winning the lottery. »
- Erik Davis
I think there are only three film festivals on the circuit where filmmakers and producers are really conscious on how a production start date my ultimately affect their film festival status. There are the heavyweights of Cannes and Venice, and then there is Sundance. For the better part of the last 15 years, we are talking about the Reservoir Dogs era, the festival has jumped started thousands of careers and perhaps the best sign of adulation is the creation of competing festivals in SXSW and Tribeca. Here are five more prediction picks, you can find the complete list of predictions by clicking here. - I think there are only three film festivals on the circuit where filmmakers and producers are really conscious on how a production start date my ultimately affect their film festival status. There are the heavyweights of Cannes and Venice, and then there is Sundance. For the better part of the last 15 years, »
- Ioncinema.com Staff
It's almost that time of year again! The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their 2010 line-up yesterday, which includes 112 feature-length films from 39 different countries. As always, the vast majority of filmmakers are unknowns, and many are first-time directors, so it's kind of hard to tell which ones hold the most promise. However, you can bet that a number of these will be movies that people are raving about by the end of 2010. A few of the highlights include: Sympathy for Delicious: Directed by Mark Ruffalo and starring Orlando Bloom as a paralyzed DJ who seeks out the world of faith healing. Howl: Starring James Franco as the beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Casino Jack & The United States of Money:Alex Gibney-directed doc about D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Lucky: Documentary about lottery winners by Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound). Welcome to the Rileys: Kristen Stewart plays a young stripper who forms a »
3 items from 2009
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