What to See From Sundance

Film festival spawns potential hits
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2009 10:45 AM CST
Actress Mimi Kennedy, director Armando Iannucci and actor James Gandolfini from "In The Loop," which was picked up by a distributor at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 22, 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – This year’s indie love-fest Sundance spawned several movies that have a shot at real commercial success, with a roster of films showcasing “more old-fashioned storytelling,” writes Andrew O’Hehir in Salon. Jury prizes went to Push and We Live in Public, but here’s a sampling of the films O’Hehir deems unmissable:

  • An Education: “Marvelously well-constructed period entertainment with a feminist bite.”

  • Humpday: “Witty yarn about two old college buds, both straight, who decide to make a porn film together.”
  • I Love You Phillip Morris: “Insane, torn-from-the-headlines romantic farce.”
  • The Cove: “Devastating, beautifully shot and occasionally hilarious … cloak-and-dagger investigation of the dolphin slaughter of Taiji, Japan.”
  • Burma VJ: “Inspiring and ultimately tragic footage shot by the Democratic Voice of Burma.”
For the complete list, click the link below.