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1999 Sundance Film Festival Premieres

1999 Sundance Film Festival Premieres

1999 Sundance Film Festival Premieres

by Mark Rabinowitz

As per usual, the lineup of Sundance Premiere films is packed with many
stars, known directors and distributors. Of the 17 premiere films
(including the previously announced opening night film, Robert Altman’s
“Cookie’s Fortune”), nine have U.S. theatrical distribution and one has
a cable television deal. Twelve of the films are from the U.S.,
including Gregg Araki’s “Splendor,” which stars Kathleen Robertson, Matt
Keeslar and Jonathan Schaech; “Swingers” director Doug Liman with “Go
from Columbia/TriStar (Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf, J. Mohr and James
Duval); “Jaw Breaker,” also from Columbia/TriStar, by Darren Stein
(“Sparkler”), which stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Pam Grier, Carol
Kane, Marilyn Manson; Sony Pictures Classics’The Loss of Sexual
” by Mike Figgis (“Leaving Las Vegas”) starring Julian Sands
and Saffron Burrows, and a new documentary from Errol Morris (“The Thin
Blue Line,” “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control”), entitled “Mr. Death: The Rise and
Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Other U.S. entries include “The Passion of Ayn Rand” by Chris Menaul
(Showtime); Sony Pictures Classics‘ “SLC Punk!” by James Merendino
(Matthew Lillard, Annabeth Gish and Summer Phoenix); Rogue Films‘ “Thick
As Thieves
” by Scott Sanders (with Alec Baldwin, Andre Braugher and Rebecca
De Mornay); “The 24 Hour Woman” by Nancy Savoca (“Dogfight,” “True
Love”), starring Rosie Perez and Marrianne Jean-Baptiste; “A Walk on the
,” the debut film by Tony Goldwyn, starring Diane Lane, Viggo
Mortensen, Anna Paquin and Liev Schreiber, and one US/UK co-production,
Sugar Town,” by Allison Anders & Kurt Voss, starring John Taylor,
Rosanna Arquette and Ally Sheedy.

Foreign entries include “Two Hands,” by Gregor Jordan starring Heath
Ledger and Bryan Brown from Australia; Gillis MacKinnon’s “Hideous
Kinky” (Kate Winslet), “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels,” by Guy
Ritchie and Tim Roth’s directorial debut, “The War Zone” (Tilda Swinton,
Ray Winstone), all from the UK, and “Santitos,” by Alejandro Springall
from Mexico.

Complete list of Sundance Premieres, sponsored by BOSS Hugo Boss:

Cookie’s Fortune” by Robert Altman

Go” by Doug Liman

Hideous Kinky” (UK) by Gillis MacKinnon

Jaw Breaker” by Darren Stein

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” (UK) by Guy Ritchie

The Loss of Sexual Innocence” by Mike Figgis

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, JR” by Errol Morris

The Passion of Ayn Rand” by Chris Menaul

Santitos” (Mexico) by Alejandro Springall

SLC Punk!” by James Merendino

Splendor” by Gregg Araki

Sugar Town” (US/UK) by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss

Thick As Thieves” by Scott Sanders

The 24 Hour Woman” by Nancy Savoca

Two Hands” (Australia) by Gregor Jordan

A Walk on the Moon” by Tony Goldwyn

The War Zone” (UK) by Tim Roth

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