2003 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition Lineup
SUNDANCE 2003 LINEUPS:
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(indieWIRE: 12.03.02) — The Dramatic Competition Lineup for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival:
“All the Real Girls,” directed by David Gordon Green
Set in a small southern town, a young man, who slept with almost every girl in the county, falls in love with his best friend’s younger sister, a virgin.
CAST: Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Benjamin Mouton
“American Splendor,” directed by Shari Springer & Robert Pulcini
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
CAST: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander
“Die Mommy Die,” directed by Mark Rucker
Based on the hit cult play, an ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.
CAST: Charles Busch, Frances Conroy, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley, Philip Baker Hall, Nora Dunn
“The Mudge Boy,” directed by Michael Burke
A father and son in rural America lose the most important person in their lives and ultimately find each other.
CAST: Vincent D’Onofrio, Emile Hirsch, Richard Jenkins
“Quattro Noza,” directed by Joey Curtis
An exploration of youth rivalry, love, and war, set against the backdrop of hip hop and illegal street car racing in Southern California.
CAST: Brihanna Hernandez, Victor Larios, Robert Beaumont, Greg Leone
“Thirteen,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke
A thirteen-year-old girl’s relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
CAST: Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed
“The United States of Leland,” directed by Matthew Ryan Hoge
A brilliant, troubled teen kills a retarded boy. His prison teacher and family are left to unravel the meaning of the crime.
CAST: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Chris Klein, Kevin Spacey, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Michelle Williams
“The Station Agent,” directed by Tom McCarthy
Finbar Mcbride, a dwarf, is tired of being the center of unsolicited attention. After taking up residence in an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey, he finds himself drawn into the lives of two other people living there: an artist and hot dog stand owner.
CAST: Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Bobby Canavale
“What Alice Found,” directed by A. Dean Bell
A down-on-her-luck young woman is taken in by an overly friendly RV couple, and introduced to a truckstop underworld.
CAST: Judith Ivy
“Camp,” directed by Todd Graff
A musical comedy set at summer camp where aspiring young actors, singers, and dancers chase dreams, agents, and each other.
“The Cooler,” directed by Wayne Kramer
An Ivy League-educated man is sent in by the mob to revamp the old-school approach to running a casino.
CAST: William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Paul Sorvino, Joey Fatone
“Rhythm of the Saints,” directed by Sarah Rogacki
A street-smart New York girl fights back from danger in her own home with the help of her best friends.
CAST: Sarita Choudhury, Daniella Alonso, Ryan Donowho
“Pieces of April,” directed by Peter Hedges
April nervously prepares Thanksgiving dinner for her family, who consider her the black sheep of the family. The family faces its own dilemmas during the long drive in from the suburbs.
CAST: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke, Alison Pill, Sean Hayes
“Party Monster,” directed by Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
The stylish telling of the true story of Michael Alig, an infamous club kid whose life was sent spiraling after he killed his drug dealer/roommate.
CAST: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Wilson Cruz, Natasha Lyonne, Marilyn Manson, Dylan McDermott, Chloë Sevigny, John Stamos
“Dopamine,” directed by Mark Decena
A repressed computer animator fills a void in his life with an artificial creature and comes face to face with love.
CAST: Jonathan Livingston
“The Technical Writer,” directed by Scott Saunders
An urban hermit gets dragged kicking and screaming out of his shell by gregarious neighbors.
CAST: Michael Harris, Tatum O’Neal, William Forsythe