Five Anticipated Sundance Films

Five Anticipated Sundance Films

AS SUNDANCE BEGINS, V'S ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, GREG KRELENSTEIN, NAMES THE TOP FIVE FILMS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE A SPLASH AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL. AS AN INCUBATOR FOR FUTURE OSCAR NOMINATIONS, THE HITS OF SUNDANCE BECOME MUST-SEES FOR ANY CINEPHILE. IN THE FILMS BELOW, WHIT STILLMAN TAKES ON JANE AUSTEN, TODD SOLONDZ FOLLOWS-UP A CULT CLASSIC, AND IT-GIRL LILY-ROSE DEPP GETS A FEATURE ROLE

AS SUNDANCE BEGINS, V'S ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, GREG KRELENSTEIN, NAMES THE TOP FIVE FILMS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE A SPLASH AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL. AS AN INCUBATOR FOR FUTURE OSCAR NOMINATIONS, THE HITS OF SUNDANCE BECOME MUST-SEES FOR ANY CINEPHILE. IN THE FILMS BELOW, WHIT STILLMAN TAKES ON JANE AUSTEN, TODD SOLONDZ FOLLOWS-UP A CULT CLASSIC, AND IT-GIRL LILY-ROSE DEPP GETS A FEATURE ROLE

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Director: Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Stephen Fry, Xavier Samuel

Synopsis: Based on the novel Lady Susan, written by Jane Austen, that follows the life of the late 18th-century bourgeoisie. Beckinsale plays a widow on the hunt for a husband, all while fielding salacious rumors of her love affairs.

WIENER DOG

Director: Todd Solondz (Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Dark Horse)

Cast: Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Brie Larson, Zosia Mamet, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy

Synopsis: Filmed a decade later, Wiener Dog follows up with Dawn Weiner, the fictitious star of Solondz’ s 1996 Welcome to the Dollhouse. The film sees several vignettes into the lives of people who find comfort and joy in the presence of a dachshund.

YOGA HOSERS

Director: Kevin Smith

Cast: Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, Austin Butler, Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long, Tyler Posey, Natasha Lyonne, Harley Quinn Smith

Synopsis: Yoga Hosers focuses on Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), two yoga enthusiasts/best friends living in the Great White North of Canada. When the sophomore girls are invited to asenior party they “uncover an ancient evil, long buried beneath the Manitoba earth.”

AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnston)

Synopsis: This documentary reopens, and further tells, the story of a literary persona taken too far. In 2005, a New York magazine exposé outed wunderkind writer JT LeRoy as non-existent, a pseudonym, a fictitious life, created by Laura Albert. The subsequent fall out saw Albert paying monetary damages for signing legal documents under her fabricated name.

CERTAIN WOMEN

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Cast: Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Jared Harris

Synopsis: In Certain Women, the lives of three ladies intersect in a small town in Montana. The story of a lawyer (Laura Dern) caught in a hostage situation with an angry client unfolds as a husband and wife (Michelle Williams) begin to build a new home. Elsewhere, a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart) stumbles in to teaching a twice-weekly adult education class.

WIENER DOG

Credits: FILM STILL COURTESY ANNAPURNA FILMS

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