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2002 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition Lineup

2002 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition Lineup

2002 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition Lineup


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(indieWIRE/11.27.01) — The Dramatic Competition Lineup for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival:

BARK, “directed by Kasia Adamik

A young husband must deal with his wife who suffers from the delusion that she is a dog.

BETTER LUCK TOMORROW,” directed by Justin Lin

A series of schemes leads to a crime spree for a group of overzealous Asian American youths, who transform from school nerds to sociopaths.

CHERISH,” directed by Finn Taylor

After an accidental hit and run, Zoe is incarcerated in her apartment for 2 years. Exploring every crawl space to find a way out, she discovers that the way to freedom is a true connection to herself and others.

FACE,” directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

3 generations of Chinese women attempt to bridge the gap between conflicting cultural heritage and family dynamics.

KILLING TIME,” directed by Anthony Jaswinski

A young man, down on his luck, embarks on a spiritual journey up the isle of Manhattan. An urban road movie…

LOVE LIZA,” directed by Todd Louiso

Following the suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Doel turns to gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while attempting to avoid conflict with his mother in law.

MANITO,” directed by Eric Eason

A New York story of two Latino brothers and their struggle to transcend their past in a world that won’t let them.

NARC,” directed by Joe Carnahan

Gritty drama about two narcotics officers investigating the murder of a colleague.

PARADOX LAKE,” directed by Prezemyslan (Shemi) Reut

An unusual bond forms between a camp counselor and a 12-year-old autistic girl at a real camp for autistic children in Upstate New York.

PERSONAL VELOCITY,” directed by Rebecca Miller

Told in three stories: Three women’s escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their freedom.

PUMPKIN,” directed by Tony Abrams & Adam Larson Broder

A wickedly satirical look at a sorority girl’s attraction to the physically and mentally disabled man she is assigned to coach for the regional Challenged Games.

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES,” directed by Patricia Cardoso

A newly minted high school graduate, sets her sights on college, romance and independence from her demanding and protective Latino family.

SECRETARY,” directed by Steven Shainberg

A young woman in her mid-twenties falls into a wacky, sado-masochistic relationship with her boss, all the while struggling with an unsatisfying relationship with her sweet but nerdy boyfriend.

THE SLAUGHTER RULE,” directed by Alex and Andrew Smith

A fatherless teenager in rural Montana finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a repressed football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man football team.

TADPOLE,” directed by Gary Winick

Coming of age story about a 16-year-old boy, Oscar, home for the holidays who falls in love with his stepmother.

XX/XY,” directed by Austin Chick

A relationship between a guy and 2 girls starts as a menage a trois– ten years later, their reunion becomes the catalyst for making hard life choices.


THE END OF LOVE,” directed by Peter Mattei

The End of Love tells the story of nine New Yorkers looking for connections and intimacy in the big city. A dark comedy, the film is structured as a series of 2-character episodes based loosely on Schnitzler’s “Reigen”.

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