A round-up of today’s distribution sales, deals, and awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Synopsis: Gerry is a talented poker player, but his gambling habit is getting the best of him. One day, he meets a charismatic young traveler named Curtis. Deeming Curtis his lucky charm, Gerry convinces him that they should hit the road together. As they gamble their way down South toward a legendary high-stakes poker game in New Orleans, the trip’s highs and lows unveil the duo’s true character and motivation, and an undeniable bond forms between them.
Synopsis: The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed “the Wolfpack,” they’re all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as a productive creative outlet and a way to stave off loneliness – but after one of the brothers escapes the apartment (wearing a Michael Meyers mask for protection), the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and all the boys begin to dream of venturing out.
- A24: The End of the Tour, The Witch, Mississippi Grind
- Alchemy: Strangerland
- Focus: Cop Car
- Fox Searchlight: Me, Earl And The Dying Girl, Mistress America, Brooklyn
- IFC Films: The D Train
- Lionsgate: Don Verdean, Knock Knock
- Magnolia: Results, Tangerine, Best of Enemies, The Wolfpack
- Open Road: Dope
- Orchard: The Overnight
- Relativity Sports: In Football We Trust
- Showtime: Dreamcatcher
- Sony Pictures Classics: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Grandma
- Sundance Selects: City of Gold
- Tribeca Film: Misery Loves Comedy
- Relativity: The Bronze