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2010 Sundance Film Festival announces out-of-competition films.



The 2010 Sundance Film Festival has announced the lineup of films screening in non-competitive categories.  The films that are on the Exchange include:

The Company Men [COMPM] / USA (Director and screenwriter: John Wells)–Three company men attempt to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to fend off its effects on their families and their identities. Cast: Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt. World Premiere

The Extra Man [XTRAM] / USA (Directors: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini; Screenwriters: Robert Pulcini, Jonathan Ames and Shari Springer Berman)–A down-and-out playwright who escorts wealthy widows in Manhattan's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring writer under his wing. Cast: Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Paul Dano, Kevin Kline, Alicia Goranson. World Premiere

Get Low [GETLO] / USA (Director: Aaron Schneider; Screenwriters: Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell)–A film spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about a mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who plans his own rollicking funeral party... while still alive. Cast: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray. U.S. Premiere  SALT LAKE CITY GALA FILM

Jack Goes Boating [JACGB] / USA (Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman; Screenwriter: Bob Glaudini)–A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom McCarthy. World Premiere

The Killer Inside Me [KLRNM] / USA (Director: Michael Winterbottom; Screenwriter: John Curran)–Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texan town; patient, polite and well liked, until he starts killing people. Cast: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas. World Premiere

Nowhere Boy [NWBOY] / United Kingdom (Director: Sam Taylor Wood; Screenwriters: Julia Baird and Matt Greenhalgh)–A teenage John Lennon confronts wrenching family secrets and finds his musical voice in late 1950s Liverpool. Cast: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey. International Premiere

Please Give [UNHOL] / USA (Director and screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener)–In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives next door. Cast: Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Sarah Steele. World Premiere

The Runaways [TRUNW] / USA (Director and screenwriter: Floria Sigismondi)–In 1970s LA, a tough teenager named Joan Jett connects with an eccentric producer to form an all-girl band that would launch her career and make rock history. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, Tatum O'Neal. World Premiere

Twelve [TWELV] / USA (Director: Joel Schumacher; Screenwriter: Jordan Melamed)–A chronicle of the highs and lows of privileged kids on Manhattan's Upper East Side involving sex, drugs and murder. Cast:  Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, 50 Cent, Zoë Kravitz. World Premiere  CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Untitled Duplass Brothers Project [SAFTM] / USA (Directors and screenwriters: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass)–A recently divorced guy meets a new lady. Then he meets her son who is, well...interesting. Cast: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei,Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener. World Premiere

Mother & Child [MTHCH] / USA (Director and Screenwriter: Rodrigo García)–The lives of three women – a physical therapist, the daughter she gave up at birth three decades ago, and an African American woman seeking to adopt a child of her own – intersect in surprising ways. Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson.  U.S. Premiere

A Prophet (Un Prophète) [PRPHT] / France (Director: Jacques Audiard; Screenwriters: Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard)–An engaging examination of a seedy, gangster-driven underworld set in a French prison. Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb.

Buried [BURED] / Spain, USA (Director: Rodrigo Cortes; Screenwriter: Chris Sparling)–A U.S. contractor working in Iraq awakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Cast: Ryan Reynolds. World Premiere

Splice [SPLIC] / France, Canada (Director: Vincenzo Natali; Screenwriters: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, and Doug Taylor)–Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, David Hewlett. North American Premiere

Click here for the full lineup of films screening in the non-competitive categories.

 

The 2010 Sundance Film Festival will be held in Park City, Utah between January 21 - 31.

 




Tag(s): COMPM, XTRAM, GETLO, JACGB, KLRNM, NWBOY, UNHOL, TRUNW, TWELV, SAFTM, MTHCH, BURED, SPLIC

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