2003 Sundance Film Festival Premiere Lineup
SUNDANCE 2003 LINEUPS:
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(indieWIRE: 12.03.02) — The Premiere Lineup for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival:
“Garage Days,” directed by Alex Proyas
A young garage band in Sydney, Australia, tries to make it big.
CAST: Kick Gurry, Maya Stange, Pia Miranda, Russell Dykstra
“Levity,” directed by Ed Solomon
After serving 19 years for killing a teenager in an attempted robbery, a man (Thornton) encounters a mysterious minister (Freeman) and 2 needy women (Dunst and Hunter) in his search for redemption.
CAST: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Kirsten Dunst
“It’s All About Love,” directed by Thomas Vinterberg
In a futuristic world on the brink of apocalypse, a professor becomes entangled in a fight to save his mega-star ex-wife’s life.
CAST: Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix
“Owning Mahowny,” directed by Richard Kwietniowski
Based on a true story, a gambling addict/banker pushes his bets to the extreme in an embezzling scheme of major proportions.
CAST: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt
“The Shape of Things ,” directed by Neil LaBute
In a chilling battle of the sexes, an art student uses her boyfriend as the ultimate canvas.
CAST: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Fred Weller
“The Singing Detective,” directed by Keith Gordon
From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
CAST: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright Penn, Mel Gibson, Adrien Brody, Katie Holmes
“A Soldier’s Girl,” directed by Frank Pierson
“A Soldier’s Girl” is based on the true story of a young soldier beaten to death for falling in love with a transgendered nightclub performer.
CAST: Troy Garity, Shawn Hatosy
“Northfork,” directed by Michael Polish
Set in 1955, “Northfork” is about the residents of a small Montana community forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam.
CAST: James Woods, Daryl Hannah, Kyle MacLachlan, Nick Nolte, Claire Forlani
“Off the Map,” directed by Campbell Scott
A coming-of-age tale about an 11-year-old girl, who, during the summer, sees her father come down with a crippling depression. During the course of the season, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
CAST: Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman, Valentina d’Angelis, Sam Elliott
“The Secret Lives of Dentists,” directed by Alan Rudolph
Based on Jane Smiley’s novella “The Age of Grief,” a dentist has a strange dream that blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
CAST: Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney
“Masked and Anonymous,” directed by Larry Charles
Jack Fate (Dylan), a cult musician who never hit it big, gets sprung from prison by Uncle Sweetheart (Goodman), a promoter who wants Jack to play a benefit concert — who stands to benefit is unclear.
CAST: Bob Dylan, Luke Wilson, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Val Kilmer, Giovanni Ribisi, Ed Harris, Angela Bassett, Mickey Rourke
“Confidence,” directed by James Foley
A con man’s latest scam puts him in debt with the mafia when it turns out that his victim, an accountant, is a *mob* accountant, leading the kingpin to hire an enforcer.
CAST: Edward Burns, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Donal Logue, Rachel Weisz, Morris Chestnut
“Dot the I,” directed by Matthew Parkhill
Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems.
CAST: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlie Cox, Natalia Verbeke
“People I Know,” directed by Daniel Algrant
A New York publicist, Eli Wurman, whose career has seen better days, finds himself being entangled in a mystery involving politics and celebrity.
CAST: Al Pacino, Téa Leoni, Kim Basinger, Ryan O’Neal
“Good Fences,” directed by Ernest Dickerson
A moving portrait of an upwardly mobile African American family for whom the American Dream becomes a nightmare.
CAST: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg
“The Event,” directed by Thom Fitzgerald
A family turned upside down when a DA begins investigations of a series of unexplained deaths.
CAST: Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis, Sarah Polley, Don McKellar
“Comandante,” directed by Oliver Stone
Documenatry on the meeting of Oliver Stone and Fidel Castro
“In America,” directed by Jim Sheridan
With their two young daughters and mourning the loss of a third, Irish émigrés Johnny and Sarah use their sheer strength of will and ingenuity to make the most of their new life, and find that their kindness to a stranger ultimately opens the door to their new home in America.
CAST: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger