Sundance Film Festival award winners 2010

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1. Obselidia (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.

Director: Diane Bell | Stars: Michael Piccirilli, Gaynor Howe, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Chris Byrne

Votes: 271

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

2. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri

Votes: 28,629 | Gross: $0.22M

3. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,401 | Gross: $6.41M

4. Smash His Camera (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Floyd Abrams, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Joseph Basile, Harry Benson

Votes: 757 | Gross: $0.00M

5. 3 Backyards (2010)

R | 88 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of three people from the same suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day.

Director: Eric Mendelsohn | Stars: Elias Koteas, Kathryn Erbe, Edie Falco, Rachel Resheff

Votes: 625

6. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 765 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

79 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Jocelyn Pickett

Votes: 3,538 | Gross: $2.93M

8. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 21,407 | Gross: $1.33M

9. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

Votes: 130,846 | Gross: $6.53M

Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

10. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 10,059 | Gross: $0.03M

Special Jury Prize Documentary

11. Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama

44 Metascore

A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.

Director: Mark Ruffalo | Stars: Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $0.19M

13. Undertow (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

Votes: 6,117

14. His & Hers (2009)

80 min | Documentary

A documentary which chronicles a ninety-year-old love story, through the collective voice of seventy ladies.

Director: Ken Wardrop | Stars: Leah Holohan, Grace McGee, Eimear Peters, Chloe O'Connor

Votes: 231

15. The Man Next Door (2009)

103 min | Thriller

A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat | Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso, Inés Budassi

Votes: 3,083

16. Space Tourists (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Space Tourists succeeds in surprising its audience with images and situations that have very little to do with the futuristic fantasy of 'space-tourism'. The filmmaker sets up encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: Anousheh Ansari, Jonas Bendiksen, Dumitru Popescu, Charles Simonyi

Votes: 192

17. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $0.31M

18. The Red Chapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 52,795 | Gross: $1.04M

20. Enemies of the People (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath | Stars: Thet Sambath, Nuon Chea, Pol Pot, Khieu Samphan

Votes: 458 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 324



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