A round-up of today’s distribution sales, deals, and awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Synopsis: In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s living in her father’s basement in her small hometown—washed up, largely forgotten, and embittered. Stuck in her past glory, Hope is forced to reassess her life when a promising young gymnast who idolizes her threatens her local celebrity status. Will she mentor the adoring, hopeful protégé, take her down, or both?
Synopsis: A colonial family leaves plantation life and attempts to reap their harvest on a fledgling farm at the edge of an imposing ancient New England forest. Soon, superstition and dread set in as food grows scarce, a family member goes missing, and the children’s play takes on a frenzied and menacing undercurrent. As they begin to turn on one another, the malevolent machinations of an ethereal presence from within the woods exacerbate the growing corruption of their own natures.
The documentaries How to Change the World and (T)error have won this year’s Candescent Award.
How to Change the World is from Day One Film and directed by Jerry Rothwell. The film explores the eclectic group of young pioneers who founded Greenpeace organization and defined the modern green movement.
(T)error is directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe and exec produced by Eugene Jarecki. It marks the first time that filmmakers have had access to an active counterterrorism sting, documenting the action as it unfolds on the ground.