2003 Sundance Film Festival American Showcase
SUNDANCE 2003 LINEUPS:
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(indieWIRE: 12.03.02) — The American Showcase Lineup for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival:
“City of Ghosts,” directed by Matt Dillon
In Matt Dillon’s directorial debut, a con man (Dillon) on the run from the law travels to Cambodia to collect his share in an insurance scam, but gets more than he bargained for.
CAST: Matt Dillon, James Caan, Stellan Skarsgard, Natascha McElhone, Gerard Depardieu
“Laurel Canyon,” directed by Lisa Cholodenko
A straight-laced son returns home to his pot-smoking, free-wheeling Los Angeles record producer mother with his rich fiance in tow.
CAST: Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone
“The Maldonado Miracle,” directed by Salma Hayek
In a small dying town, the residents’ faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.
CAST: Rubén Blades, Christina Cabot, Peter Fonda, Frank Gerrish
“Buffalo Soldiers,” directed by Gregor Jordan
A criminal subculture operates among US soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Wall.
CAST: Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Dean Stockwell, Elizabeth McGovern
“Raising Victor Vargas ,” directed by Peter Sollett
A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.
CAST: Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Melonie Diaz, Altagracia Guzman, Silvestre Rasuk
“Normal,” directed by Jane Anderson
After 25 years of marriage, Roy (Wilkinson) surprises his wife (Lange) and the community when he announces his desire for a sex change operation.
CAST: Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, Hayden Panettiere, Clancy Brown