Park City 98: The Ones to Watch
by Eugene Hernandez
With most films having their first screenings this weekend, Sundancers are
buzzing about the movies most likely to “click” with audiences, distributors,
and media. Despite the sage wisdom offered by Good Machine’s Ted Hope in
today’s indieWIRE, festival-goers are already speculating about the movies
most likely to make a deal this week. Here are ten films to keep an eye on
(in no particular order):
1) “Jerry and Tom“: directed by Saul Rubinek and written by Rick Cleveland.
Cast includes: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin, Ted Danson, Charles
Durning, and William H. Macy.
2) “Miss Monday“: directed by Benson Lee and written by Benson Lee, Richard Morel,
3) “Next Stop, Wonderland“: Directed by competition alumnus Brad Anderson and
written by Brad Anderson and Lyn Vaus.
4) “Once We Were Strangers“: Written and directed by Emanuele Crialese.
5) “Pi“: Written by Directed by Darren Aaronofsky.
6) “Slam“: Directed by Marc Levin, and written by Marc Levin, Richard Stratton,
Saul Williams, and Sonja Sohn.
7) “2by4“: Directed by Jimmy Smallhorne and written by Jimmy Smallhorne, Terry
McGoff and Fergus Tighe.
8) “Divine Trash“: Directed by Steve Yeager.
9) “Out of the Past“: Directed by JeffDupre.
10) “Modulations“: Directed by Iara Lee.
And don’t forget:
— “Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane.” The reason: We’re promised not to say,
but believe us.
— “The Misadventures of Margaret” The reason: Two words — Parker Posey.
— “Dirty.” The reason: Producers Rep. Cassian Elwes.
— “Kurt and Courtney.” The reason: the controversy.