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2012 Sundance Predictions: Patricia Benoit's Stones in the Sun

13 November 2011 4:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#61. Stones in the Sun  - Patricia Benoit Known as "Haiti Cherie" back when it was in 2007 Screenwriters and Directors Lab at Sundance, it has since picked up an Annenberg Film Fellowship Grant in 2009 and changed its name to Stones in the Sun. A longtime in the works, Patricia Benoit's debut should be a good fit for the U.S Dramatic Comp or the Next section. Note: pic above is a random shot of Haiti. Gist: Through interconnected stories of exile, a young couple, two sisters and a father and son find that shedding the past is impossible when it is marred by torture and violence. Achingly real and timely, the film reveals the rich complexity of immigrant life in the United States and the powerful links between the personal and the political, the present and the past. Producers: Karin Chien (Circumstance), Ben Howe (Don't Let Me Drown) and Mynette Louie (Children of Invention)(Ioncinema. »

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Exclusive: Aaron Katz Talks Cold Weather

4 February 2011 3:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Aaron Katz takes us behind-the-scenes of this upcoming Portland-based mystery featuring Cris Lankenau and Trieste Kelly Dunn

After dropping out of college in Chicago, Doug (Cris Lankenau) returns home to rainy Portland, Oregon to live with his more stable and responsible sister, Gail (Trieste Kelly Dunn). Unsure of what to do next, Doug spends his days sleeping until noon and rereading old detective novels, while Gail goes about the daily routines of her quiet life. Eventually Doug manages to find a job working the night shift at an ice factory. There he meets Carlos (Ra&#250l Castillo), a longtime employee who moonlights as a DJ. Carlos is initially skeptical of Doug. He's seen all kinds of people pass through the job. But the two become friends after Doug lends him a copy of his favorite book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Doug has not quite settled into his new »

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