2001 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition Lineup
SUNDANCE 2001 LINEUPS:
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(indieWIRE/12.5.00) — The Documentary Competition Lineup for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival:
“CHAIN CAMERA,” directed by Kirby Dick
Video cameras are given to High School student in LA to tell their stories. This is this the compilation of some of them.
“CHILDREN UNDERGROUND,” directed by Edet Belzberg
Documentary that ventures below the streets of Bucharest, Romania to reveal the lives of the abandoned children who live there.
“DOGTOWN AND THE Z-BOYS,” directed by Stacy Peralta
Chronicles the lives and guerrilla adventures of a group of eight teens in the mid-seventies who are credited with igniting the revolution that is now considered “x-treme action sports.”
“THE ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON’S LEGENDARY ANTARTIC,” directed by George Butler
“The Endurance” recounts Sir Ernest Shackleton’s troubled 1914-1916 expedition to Antarctica in which 28 men were stranded for nearly two years.
“GO TIGERS!,” directed by Kenneth A. Carlson
Account of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity from football and whose three young stars are forced to carry the burden of the town and their teammates as they confront their uncertain future.
“HOME MOVIE,” directed by Chris Smith
An examination of the wacky choices people make in their quest for a home.
“LALEE’S KIN: THE LEGACY OF COTTON,” directed by Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson with Albert Maysles
Follows a poor Mississippi Family and the county school system to tracing a cycle of poverty– the aftermath of the slave era.
“MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND,” directed by Stanley Nelson
The first major documentary on the life and influences of Marcus Garvey, the controversial leader of the largest mass movement of African Americans in the 20th Century.
“THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHICKEN,” directed by Mark Lewis
A funny look at the many roles that chickens play in our lives.
“RALPH BUNCHE: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY,” directed by William Greaves
Ralph Bunche, the first person of color to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, well before the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960’s, was also the first African American to “cross-over” in a field other than sports and entertainment.
“SCOUT’S HONOR,” directed by Tom Shepard
Traces the conflict between the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America and the broad-based movement by many of its members to overturn them.
“SCRATCH,” directed by Doug Pray
Documentary film on Hip-hop DJ’s. It is the story of unknown underdogs and serious turntable virtuosos who have radically changed the way we hear and create music.
“SOUTHERN COMFORT,” directed by Kate Davis
In the blackhills of Georgia, transgendered cowboy Robert Eads falls in love with a male-to-female, while he fights for his life.
“START UP.COM,” directed by Chris Hegedus & Jehane Noujaim
Traces the birth and success of new media company govWorks.com.
“TREMBLING BEFORE G-D,” directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski
a documentary film about Hasidim and Orthodox Jews who “come out” as gays and lesbians, and the ways in which they negotiate their sexuality and identity in religious communities.
“AN UNFINISHED SYMPHONY,” directed by Bestor Cram & Mike Majoros