East Coast Editor Edward Douglas looks at the pros and cons of the festival circuit and if it really helps independent films find an audience.
Browsing: Sundance Film Festival
Many films that premiered at Sundance have already been picked up for distribution yet a half dozen films that impressed us haven’t even gotten a bite yet.
Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff, Ari Aster’s feature film debut received rave reviews from Sundance,declaring it to be the scariest horror movie of the year.
Directed by Gustav Möller, based on a screenplay co-written by Emil Nygaard Albertsen, the thriller involves an emergency call dispatcher who gets caught up in a far larger web of intrigue while trying to save a kidnapped woman.
Amazon Studios’ Sundance pick-up The Big Sick was one of the biggest deals from last year’s festival, and it paid off big time as the most successful film out of last year’s fest. Others didn’t fare nearly as well.
Lynne (We Need to Talk About Kevin) Ramsay’s latest film comes to Sundance after receiving accolades at Cannes. It will be released by Amazon Studios on April 6.
Nicolas Cage playing a cult leader? A Tony Gilroy political thriller? A new Gus van Sant movie, a timely doc about Gloria Allred and Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde (and possibly Oscar fodder?) could make this a wild and crazy Sundance indeed.