2010 Sundance: Midnight/New Frontier (O.O.C.)

One hundred and thirteen feature-length films are set to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival from January 21st-31st in Park City, Utah.

Eight features are set to screen out-of-competition in the ‘Park City at Midnight’ section showcasing the best of genre features from horror to whack comedy.

“7 Days”
Cast: Remy Girard, Claude Legault, Fanny Mallette
Director: Daniel Grou
A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who murdered his young daughter. World Premiere.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
A U.S. contractor working in Iraq awakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. World Premiere

Cast: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers
Director: Adam Green
Three skiers are mistakenly stranded on a chairlift, forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. World Premiere

“HIGH school”
Cast: Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Michael Vartan
Director: John Stalberg, Jr.
A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian’s first hit of pot. World Premiere

“The Perfect Host”
Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Helen Reddy
Director: Nick Tomnay
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. World Premiere

Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. North American Premiere

“Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
Director: Eli Craig
Two West Virginian hillbillies go on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin, but their peaceful trip goes horribly awry. World Premiere.

“The Violent Kind”
Cast: Taylor Cole, Christina Prousalis, Tiffany Shepis
Director: The Butcher Brothers
A group of rowdy young bikers party it up at a secluded farmhouse when, tormented by a mysterious force, things take a turn for the worst. World Premiere.

Another six features screen in the ‘New Frontier’ section highlighting work that explores the limits of traditional aesthetics and the narrative structures of filmmaking.

“All My Friends Are Funeral Singers”
Cast: Angela Bettis
Director: Tim Rutili
A fortune teller lives and works in and old house crowded with ghosts. When a mysterious light appears in the woods, the ghosts realize they are trapped and begin to rebel. World Premiere

“Double Take”
Cast: Mark Perry, Ron Burrage
Director: Johan Grimonprez
Alfred Hitchcock is unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. As television hijacks cinema, and Khrushchev debates Nixon, sexual politics quietly take off and Hitchcock himself blackmails housewives with brands they can’t refuse. North American Premiere

“Memories of Overdevelopment”
Cast: Ron Blair
Director: Miguel Coyula
Live action mixes with animation and newsreel footage of historical events to form a collage that emulates the way personal memory works for a misanthropic Cuban intellectual. An adaptation of a novel by Cuban author Edmundo Desnoes. World Premiere

Director: Daniel Perez
An earthy, psychedelic experimental narrative infused with the band, Animal Collective’s aural and musical sensibilities. World Premiere

Cast: Ewelina Guzik
Director: Pipilotti Rist
A magical and visually stunning contemporary fantasy about a young woman with an anarchist imagination. Together with Pepperminta’s best friends, colors and strawberries, she sets out to fight for a more humane world. North American Premiere.

“Utopia in Four Movements”
Director: Sam Green and Dave Cerf
In this “live documentary” Sam Green’s live narration blends with Dave Cerf’s soundtrack to explore the battered state of the utopian impulse at the dawn of the 21st century. World Premiere.