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More Sundance 2007 Titles Announced

By Garth Franklin Friday December 1st 2006 12:54AM

Yesterday the diverse range of sixty-four titles in competition at next year's Sundance Film Festival were announced. Today, the institute has revealed the remaining several dozen films that will screen out of competition during the fest, many of which will be world premieres. Amongst the most notable debuts are:

AN AMERICAN CRIME

(Director: Tommy O'Haver; Writers: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner) A fictionalized account of the true story of a young girl's torturous ordeal at the hands of a troubled mother of seven in 1960s Indianapolis. Catherine Keener, Ellen Page, James Franco and Bradley Whiteford star. World Premiere.

ANGEL-A (Director and Writer: Luc Besson) A fairy tale about a man who gets a second chance in life when he saves a statuesque, mysterious beauty from a suicide bid in the Seine River. North American Premiere.

AWAY FROM HER (Director and Writer: Sarah Polley) Married for almost 50 years, Grant and Fiona's serenity is interrupted by Fiona's increasingly frequent memory lapses. When it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that she is being consumed by Alzheimer's disease, the limits of love and loyalty are wrenchingly redefined. U.S. Premiere.

BLACK SNAKE MOAN (Director and Writer: Craig Brewer) Desire is a burning sickness for Rae (Christina Ricci), while making her the white-trash sexual target of every man and boy in her small Tennessee town. When her true love leaves for military service, Rae plunges into wild excess. Beaten and left for dead, she is taken in by a reformed bluesman (Samuel L. Jackson), a private self-contained black man who nurses deep anger of his own and who is fiercely committed to his task of keeping her alive.
World Premiere.

CHAPTER 27 (Director and Writer: Jarrett Schaefer) A terrifying glimpse into the deranged mind of Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) during his days in NYC prior to the murder of John Lennon, which is played out through his obsession with JD Salinger's classic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'. Leto gained 55 pounds to play the leading role. World Premiere.

CHICAGO 10 (Director: Brett Morgen) From the director of "The Kid Stays in the Picture", this documentary presents contemporary history with a forced perspective, mixing bold and original animation with extraordinary archival footage that explores the build-up to and unraveling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. World Premiere.

CLUBLAND (Director: Cherie Nowlan; Writer: Keith Thompson) Tim has a new girlfriend. It should be the perfect romance but something is holding him back. He has a secret...his parents are "Entertainers"! There are never just two people in a family love story. Brenda Blethyn stars. World Premiere.

DARK MATTER (Director: Chen Shi-Zheng; Writer: Billy Shebar) Inspired by real events, about a brilliant Chinese astronomy student whose dreams are challenged when he takes up studies for his Ph.D. in the U.S. Stars Meryl Streep, Liu Ye, Aidan Quinn, Blair Brown, Bill Irwin, Rob Campbell, Joe Grifasi and Eric Avari. World Premiere.

DEDICATION(Director: Justin Theroux; Writer: David Bromberg) A socially dysfunctional children's book author is forced to work closely with a female illustrator when he loses his long-time collaborator and only friend. Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Dianne Wiest, Bob Balaban, Martin Freeman, Christine Taylor, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Bogdanovich and Amy Sedaris all star in the debut from actor Theroux. World Premiere.

DELIRIOUS (Director & Writer: Tom DiCillo) About the odd dynamics in the relationships among a two-bit paparazzo, a young homeless man and a female pop star. Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman and Gina Gershon all star.

FIDO (Director: Andrew Currie; Writers: Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie) Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido in the family. Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly and Tim Blake Nelson star. U.S. Premiere

FINISHING THE GAME (Director: Justin Lin, Writers: Josh Diamond, Justin Lin) Bruce Lee's shock death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is. Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Jake Sandvig, Dustin Nguyen, James Franco and MC Hammer star. World Premiere.

THE GOOD NIGHT (Director and Writer: Jake Paltrow) A man finds he has more happiness and love with the woman in his dreams than in his miserable day to day reality. Penelope Cruz. Danny DeVito, Martin Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow star.
World Premiere.

INTERVIEW (Director: Steve Buscemi; Writers: Steve Buscemi, David Schechter) A fading political journalist (Steve Buscemi) has a falling out with his editor and is given an assignment to interview a top television actress (Sienna Miller), which derails into a battle of wits and deep dark secrets. World Premiere.

KING OF CALIFORNIA (Director and Writer: Mike Cahill) An unstable dad (Michael Douglas) who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia. World Premiere.

THE LAST MIMZY (Director: Bob Shaye; Screenplay by: Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich; Screen Story by James V. Hart and Carol Skilken) Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, The Last Mimzy centers on two children who discover a mysterious box containing some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these "toys," they begin to display higher intelligence levels, prompting their parents and the community to search for answers. The film marks the directorial debut of Bob Shaye, the long-running head of New Line Cinema. World Premiere.

LIFE SUPPORT (Director: Nelson George; Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer) Views the African-American community's HIV crisis through the eyes of a survivor (Queen Latifah) who is a mother, a former addict and an AIDS activist. World Premiere.

LONGFORD (Director: Tom Hooper; Writer: Peter Morgan) A portrait of Lord Longford (Jim Broadbent), a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict. Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan and Andy Serkis co-star in this film penned by the writer of "The Queen" & "The Last King of Scotland". World Premiere.

THE NINES (Director and Writer: John August) A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy and Elle Fanning star. World Premiere.

RESURRECTING THE CHAMP (Director: Rod Lurie; Writers: Allison Burnett, Michael Bortman, Chris Gerolmo, Rod Lurie) A down on his luck sports reporter (Josh Hartnett) has his life and career upturned when he lands the story of his career: A former heavyweight boxing superstar (Samuel L. Jackson), previously thought to be dead, is living his final years on the streets. Finally, he can earn the respect of his wife and editor--but the dark secret he finds may be too much for him to bear. Teri Hatcher, Kathryn Morris, Rachel Nichols and Alan Alda also star.
World Premiere.

THE SAVAGES (Director and Writer: Tamara Jenkins) A comic-drama about a pair of adult siblings (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) who are suddenly plucked from their self-absorbed lives when they are forced to care for their estranged and elderly father who never cared for them--an irreverent story about life, love and mortality. World Premiere.

SLIPSTREAM (Director and Writer: Anthony Hopkins) A man discovers that life is random and fortune is sightless as he is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams and reality collide in an increasingly whirling Slipstream. Michael Clarke Duncan, Fionnula Flanagan, Camryn Manheim, S. Epatha Merkerson, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Tambor and John Turturro star. World Premiere.

SMILEY FACE (Director: Gregg Araki; Writer: Dylan Haggerty) Jane F (Anna Farris), an unsuccessful slacker actress, inadvertently eats her roommate's pot cupcakes and proceeds to have a very strange day of hijinks and surreal misadventures. World Premiere.

SON OF RAMBOW (Director and Writer: Garth Jennings) Will is the eldest son in a family with a strict moral and religious view and has never been allowed to mix with other people, listen to music or watch TV. That is until he finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee Carter, the school terror and maker of bizarre home movies.
World Premiere.

SUMMER RAIN (EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES) (Director: Antonio Banderas; Writer: Antonio Soler) The film is adapted from an award-winning novel written by the director's childhood friend, Antonio Soler, and is a deeply personal and poetic recreation of their generation growing up in Malaga in the late 1970s. World Premiere.

TRADE (Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner; Writer: Jose Rivera) Adriana is a 13-year- old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. As Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girls' abductors, he meets Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy's quest. World Premiere.

YEAR OF THE DOG (Director and Writer: Mike White) Peggy (Molly Shannon) is a happy-go-lucky secretary - a great friend, employee, and sister who lives alone with her beloved dog. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must embark on a journey of personal transformation that is hilarious, poignant and suspenseful. World Premiere.

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