Sundance 2020: Festival Guide

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1. Downhill (2020)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods

Category: Premieres

2. Wendy (2020)

PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy | Completed

Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Tommie Lynn Milazzo, Shay Walker, Stephanie Lynn Wilson

Category: Premieres

3. Promising Young Woman (2020)

113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against men who cross her path.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Clancy Brown

Category: Premieres

4. The Assistant (III) (2019)

R | 85 min | Drama

5.6
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65 Metascore

A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane (Julia Garner) follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth

Votes: 78

Category: Spotlight

5. And Then We Danced (2019)

113 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli

Votes: 3,950

Category: Spotlight

6. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Completed

An 11-year old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Ophelia Lovibond, Craig Robinson, Kyle Bornheimer, Chloe Coleman

Category: Kids

7. Sergio (2020)

R | 118 min | Drama | Completed

A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Brían F. O'Byrne, Garret Dillahunt

Category: Premieres

8. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

101 min | Drama | Post-production

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy,

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin, Sharon Van Etten, Talia Ryder

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

9. The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Rosie Perez

Category: Premieres

10. Come Away (2020)

94 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

A prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Brenda Chapman | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Caine, Derek Jacobi

Category: Kids

11. The Glorias (2020)

139 min | Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

A feature film based on feminist icon Gloria Steinem's best selling memoir, My Life on the Road, telling the story of her itinerant childhood's influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women's rights worldwide.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton

Category: Premieres

12. Shirley (2020)

Biography, Drama, Thriller | Completed

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

13. Kajillionaire (2020)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama | Completed

A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Category: Premieres

14. Ironbark (2020)

Drama | Post-production

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angus Wright

Category: Premieres

15. Palm Springs (2020)

Comedy | Post-production

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Director: Max Barbakow | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Tyler Hoechlin, Cristin Milioti, Andy Samberg

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

16. Ema (2019)

102 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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72 Metascore

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Mariana Di Girolamo, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Giannina Fruttero

Votes: 825

Category: Spotlight

17. The Father (III)

97 min | Drama | Post-production

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Anthony Hopkins, Imogen Poots

Category: Premieres

18. Tesla (2020)

Biography | Completed

The intriguing life of Nikola Tesla, as a young man in NYC.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Hannah Gross, Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan

Category: Premieres

19. McMillions (2020– )

Documentary, Crime | Post-production

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents who caught the security officer who orchestrated the entire scheme.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Todd Ramsey Moore, Michael A. Pina, Tim Adams

Category: Special Events

20. Lost Girls (2020)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Completed

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Amy Ryan, Kevin Corrigan, Gabriel Byrne

Category: Premieres

21. Zola (2020)

90 min | Drama | Post-production

A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

Director: Janicza Bravo | Stars: Nicholas Braun, Riley Keough, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

22. Uncle Frank (2020)

R | Completed

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover Walid.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Sophia Lillis, Paul Bettany, Judy Greer, Stephen Root

Category: Premieres

23. Horse Girl (2020)

Drama | Post-production

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Alison Brie, John Ortiz, Robin Tunney, Matthew Gray Gubler

Category: Premieres

24. Falling (2020)

Drama | Post-production

A conservative father moves from his rural farm to live with his gay son's family in Los Angeles.

Director: Viggo Mortensen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Hannah Gross, Laura Linney, Lance Henriksen

Category: Premieres

25. The Climb (2019)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years.

Director: Michael Angelo Covino | Stars: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 222

Category: Spotlight

26. The Nest (2020)

107 min | Drama | Post-production

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begin to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Anne Reid, Oona Roche

Category: Premieres

27. Possessor (2020)

102 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | Completed

Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andrea Riseborough, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

28. Dream Horse (2020)

102 min | Drama | Post-production

Jan, a cleaner and bartender, decides to breed a race horse in her Welsh village. As the horse rises through the ranks, Jan and the townspeople are pitted against the racing elite in a race for the national championship.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Joanna Page, Nicholas Farrell

Category: Premieres

29. Nine Days (2020)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.

Director: Edson Oda | Stars: Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård, Tony Hale, Winston Duke

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

30. Run Sweetheart Run (2020)

R | 93 min | Horror | Completed

A woman tries to get home alive after her blind date turns violent.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Betsy Brandt

Category: Midnight

31. Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia (2020)

120 min | Comedy

Chronicling the life of Lay'n Pipe, a 47 foot TopGun Cigarette speedboat, from its conception through the end of human civilization. It's not just a speedboat ride, it's a Miami adventure.

Directors: Hannah Fidell, Alexa Lim Haas, Dan Kwan, Lucas Leyva, Olivia West Lloyd, Jillian Mayer, The Meza Brothers, Terence Nance, Brett Potter, Dylan Redford, Xander Robin, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Eliezer Castro, Rhea Butcher, Luther Campbell Jr., Karel Curras

Category: NEXT

32. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 9,488 | Gross: $1.93M

Category: From the Collection

33. Four Good Days (2020)

Drama | Completed

A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Mila Kunis, Glenn Close, Stephen Root, Chad Lindberg

Category: Premieres

34. The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)

85 min | Post-production

David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife's new relationship.

Director: Robert Machoian | Stars: Sepideh Moafi, Clayne Crawford, Chris Coy, Barbara Whinnery

Category: NEXT

35. La Llorona (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against ... See full summary »

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 178

Category: Spotlight

36. Worth (2020)

118 min | Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Tate Donovan

Category: Premieres

37. Impetigore (2019)

106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim

Votes: 710

Category: Midnight

38. Collective (2019)

109 min | Documentary

8.5
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Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau

Votes: 127

Category: Spotlight

39. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

A look at iconic pop artist Taylor Swift during a transformational time in her life as she embraces her role as a singer/songwriter and harnesses the full power of her voice.

Director: Lana Wilson | Star: Taylor Swift

Category: Documentary Premieres

40. Minari (2020)

115 min | Drama | Post-production

A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, Yuh Jung Youn, Alan S. Kim

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

41. His House (2020)

Thriller | Post-production

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Director: Remi Weekes | Stars: Matt Smith, Javier Botet, Wunmi Mosaku, Cornell John

Category: Midnight

42. Black Bear (I) (2020)

Drama | Completed

A female filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.

Director: Lawrence Michael Levine | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott, Lindsay Burdge

Category: NEXT

43. Sylvie's Love (2020)

114 min | Drama, Romance | Post-production

A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player.

Director: Eugene Ashe | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Eva Longoria, Lance Reddick

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

44. Dinner in America (2020)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music | Completed

A on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America's decaying Midwestern suburbs.

Director: Adam Rehmeier | Stars: Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Lea Thompson, Griffin Gluck

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

45. Spree (2020)

Comedy, Thriller

Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.

Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko | Stars: Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, Kyle Mooney

Category: NEXT

46. Wander Darkly (2020)

97 min | Drama | Post-production

New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their uncertain future.

Director: Tara Miele | Stars: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Vanessa Bayer, Beth Grant

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

47. Charm City Kings (2020)

R | 125 min | Drama | Completed

A young boy joins a dirt bike gang in Baltimore. Feature film adaptation of the documentary '12 O'Clock Boys'.

Director: Angel Manuel Soto | Stars: Teyonah Parris, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, William Catlett, Milan Ray

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

48. The Evening Hour (2020)

114 min | Drama | Completed

Adaptation of Carter Sickels' 2012 novel.

Director: Braden King | Stars: Kerry Bishé, Lili Taylor, Marc Menchaca, Stacy Martin

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

49. The Night House (2020)

108 min | Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Stacy Martin, Evan Jonigkeit

Category: Midnight

50. The Last Shift (2020)

Comedy | Post-production

Stanley's last shift at his fast food job takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Andrew Cohn | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie, Ed O'Neill, Allison Tolman

Category: Premieres

51. Relic (2020)

89 min | Drama, Horror | Completed

A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.

Director: Natalie Erika James | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin

Category: Midnight

52. Blast Beat (2020)

Drama | Post-production

Two young brothers from Colombia struggle to fit into their new lives in suburban America.

Director: Esteban Arango | Stars: Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel Dae Kim, Moises Arias

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

53. Bad Hair (2020)

115 min | Comedy, Horror | Post-production

In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Michelle Hurd, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox

Category: Midnight

54. Surge (2020)

Thriller | Post-production

Set over 24 hours in London, SURGE is a stripped back thriller about a man who goes on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation.

Director: Aneil Karia | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Ryan McKen, Jasmine Jobson, Ellie Haddington

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

55. The Perfect Candidate (2019)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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69 Metascore

A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Khalid Abdulraheem

Votes: 203

Category: Spotlight

56. Scare Me (2020)

Horror | Post-production

During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in their Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear.

Director: Josh Ruben | Stars: Aya Cash, Chris Redd, Josh Ruben, Rebecca Drysdale

Category: Midnight

57. Jumbo (2020)

93 min | Drama

Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That's when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction.

Director: Zoé Wittock | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon, Sam Louwyck

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

58. Some Kind of Heaven (2020)

81 min | Documentary

Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.

Director: Lance Oppenheim

Category: NEXT

59. Beast Beast (2020)

Drama | Post-production

A look at the lives and trauma surrounding three people living in a southern town.

Director: Danny Madden | Stars: Shirley Chen, Will Madden, Jose Angeles, Courtney Dietz

Category: NEXT

60. Save Yourselves! (2020)

Comedy, Sci-Fi | Completed

A young Brooklyn couple head upstate to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with themselves. Cut off from their devices, they miss the news that the planet is under attack.

Directors: Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson | Stars: Amy Sedaris, Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, John Early

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

61. Farewell Amor (2020)

Drama

Reunited after 17 years, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter. Now strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome the distance between them.

Director: Ekwa Msangi | Stars: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

62. The 40-Year-Old Version (2020)

Comedy | Post-production

The 40-Year-Old version is a New York comedy about a down-on-her-luck playwright who thinks the only way she can salvage her voice as an artist is to become a rapper...at 40.

Director: Radha Blank | Stars: Peggy J. Scott, Reed Birney, T.J. Atoms, Doris McCarthy

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

63. The Nowhere Inn (2020)

Drama, Music | Post-production

St. Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.

Director: Bill Benz | Stars: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Ezra Buzzington, Toko Yasuda

Category: Midnight

64. Amulet (2020)

Horror | Completed

An ex-soldier, living homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.

Director: Romola Garai | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Angeliki Papoulia

Category: Midnight

65. Crip Camp (2020)

102 min | Documentary | Post-production

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Directors: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

66. Miss Juneteenth (2020)

Drama

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.

Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples | Stars: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze, Lori Hayes, Marcus M. Mauldin

Category: U.S. Drama Competition

67. Rebuilding Paradise

Documentary | Post-production

The community of Paradise, California, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, attempts to rebuild after devastating wildfires in 2018.

Director: Ron Howard

Category: Documentary Premieres

68. Luxor (2020)

85 min | Drama, Romance | Completed

When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archaeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she ... See full summary »

Director: Zeina Durra | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Michael Landes, Karim Saleh, Sherine Reda

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

69. Herself (2020)

Post-production

This is the story of young mother Sandra who escape her abusive boyfriend and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Clare Dunne, Cathy Belton

Category: Premieres

70. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,372 | Gross: $3.41M

Category: From the Collection

71. Charter (II) (2020)

Drama | Post-production

After a divorce, Alice hasn't seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the Canary Islands.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Eva Melander, Sverrir Gudnason, Ane Dahl Torp, Caroline Söderström

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

72. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

Documentary

A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Star: Vasthy Mompoint

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

73. I Carry You with Me (2020)

111 min | Drama

An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to ... See full summary »

Director: Heidi Ewing | Stars: Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez, Michelle Rodríguez, Ángeles Cruz

Category: NEXT

74. Summertime (2020)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelinos intersect.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Austin Antoine, Marquesha Babers, Bryce Banks, Bene't Benton

Category: NEXT

75. Cuties (2020)

95 min | Drama, Comedy | Completed

Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties" at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process.

Director: Maïmouna Doucouré | Stars: Maïmouna Gueye, Fathia Youssouf Abdillahi, Demba Diaw, Medina El Aidi

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

76. On the Record (2020)

Documentary

A former hip hop executive decides whether to make public her rape by one of the most powerful men in the music industry.

Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering | Star: Drew Dixon

Category: Documentary Premieres

77. Exil (2020)

Drama | Post-production

EXIL tells the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who feels discriminated and bullied at work, plunging him into an identity crisis.

Director: Visar Morina | Stars: Misel Maticevic, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock, Thomas Mraz

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

78. Siempre, Luis (2020)

Drama

An immigrant from Puerto Rico is determined to bring the musical 'Hamilton' to his island home.

Director: John James | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Miranda

Category: Special Events

79. The Trade (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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An in-depth look at the impact of human smuggling and sex trafficking between Central America and the United States.

Votes: 247

Category: Indie Episodic

80. Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020)

Documentary | Completed

The feature documentary explores the rise and fall of the groundbreaking animated series Ren and Stimpy and its controversial creator, John Kricfalusi.

Directors: Ron Cicero, Kimo Easterwood | Stars: Bobby Lee, Billy West, Mr. Lawrence, Billy Gibbons

Category: Documentary Premieres

81. The Dissident (2020)

Documentary, Crime, Thriller | Post-production

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Star: Jamal Khashoggi

Category: Documentary Premieres

82. Acasa - My Home (2020)

86 min | Documentary | Completed

In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents lived in perfect harmony with nature for 20 years until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city.

Director: Radu Ciorniciuc | Stars: Duca Enache, Niculina Nedelcu, Nicusor Enache, Zana Enache

Category: World Cinema Documentary Competition

83. High Tide (2020)

Drama

Laura has lost control. After she sleeps with Weisman, the lead contractor building a barbecue shed in the backyard of her beach house, the other two workers on the job cross a boundary, ... See full summary »

Director: Verónica Chen | Stars: Gloria Carrá, Jorge Sesán, Cristian Salguero, Mariana Chaud

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

84. Laetitia (2020)

Based on a true story. 18-year-old Laetitia is missing. Her scooter was found on its side just in front of the house in the early hours. When the gendarmes look into the affair they very ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Chloé André, Kévin Azaïs, Nicolas Bourgasser, Sophie Breyer

Category: Indie Episodic

85. Summer White (2020)

Drama

Life for a solitary teenager is altered when his mother brings home her new boyfriend to live with them.

Director: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson | Stars: Sophie Alexander-Katz, Fabián Corres, Adrián Ross

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

86. Spaceship Earth (2020)

Documentary

A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth's ecosystem, in 1991.

Director: Matt Wolf

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

87. This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2019)

120 min | Drama

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When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | Stars: Jerry Mofokeng, Tseko Monaheng, Makhaola Ndebele, Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe

Votes: 13

Category: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

88. Vivos (2020)

112 min | Documentary

Vivos is a documentary feature film by artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei, portraying the human impact of Mexico's ongoing crisis of enforced disappearances. On the night of September 26, 2014,... See full synopsis »

Director: Weiwei Ai

Category: Documentary Premieres

89. Feels Good Man (2020)

Documentary

Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.

Director: Arthur Jones | Star: Matt Furie

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

90. The Social Dilemma (2020)

Documentary

Documentary examines how designers at big tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter can influence social media.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Catalina Garayoa, Barbara Gehring, Skyler Gisondo, Chris Grundy

Category: Documentary Premieres

91. Boys State (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.

Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

92. Mucho Mucho Amor (2020)

96 min | Documentary

Once the world's most famous astrologer, Walter Mercado seeks to resurrect a forgotten legacy. Raised in the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico, Walter grew up to become a gender ... See full summary »

Directors: Cristina Costantini, Kareem Tabsch | Stars: Walter Mercado, Willy Acosta, Raul de Molina, Betty Benet Mercado

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition

93. La leyenda negra (2020)

84 min | Drama

In Compton, a soon-to-be undocumented teenager fights for her right to stay in America while risking her family, her friendships, and her first love.

Director: Patricia Vidal Delgado | Stars: Monica Betancourt, Kailei Lopez, Irlanda Moreno, Maria Jose Fernandez

Category: NEXT

94. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (TV Movie)

Documentary | Filming

Exploring Natalie Wood's life and career through the unique perspective of her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and others who knew her best.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau

Category: Documentary Premieres

95. The Mountains Are a Dream that Call to Me (2020)

95 min

On the Annapurna Massif, Tukten, a young Nepali man setting off for a new life as a laborer in Dubai, encounters an older Australian woman who causes him to change course and discover his homeland in a new light.

Director: Cedric Cheung-Lau | Stars: Sanjay Lama Dong, Alice Cummins

Category: NEXT

96. The Painter and the Thief (2020)

Documentary | Completed

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.

Director: Benjamin Ree

Category: World Cinema Documentary Competition

97. The Reason I Jump (2020)

Documentary | Filming

Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.

Director: Jerry Rothwell | Star: Jordan O'Donegan

Category: World Cinema Documentary Competition

98. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.

Director: Sam Feder | Stars: Jamie Clayton, Lilly Wachowski, Trace Lysette, Alexandra Grey

Category: Documentary Premieres

99. The Go-Go's (2020)

Documentary

This looks into the success of the Go-Go's. They made history as the first all-female band to play their instruments, write their songs, and achieve a No. 1 album.

Director: Alison Ellwood | Stars: Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine

Category: Documentary Premieres

100. Whirlybird (2020)

Documentary | Filming

Set in 80s and 90s Los Angeles, a couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from the duo's video archive is an L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged.

Director: Matt Yoka

Category: U.S. Documentary Competition




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