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Watch ‘Upstream Color,’ ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ and More Via Sundance Institute’s Digital Debut Platform

Watch 'Upstream Color,' 'Sleepwalk with Me' and More Via Sundance Institute's Digital Debut Platform

The Sundance Institute has announced that 12 independent films will make their digital debuts this spring through a variety of platforms to rent, download or stream, via the Institute’s Artist Services Program. Included in the list of titles are Shane Carruth’s gorgeous head-scratcher and fest favorite “Upstream Color,” (which he is self-releasing to theaters April 5), Mike Birbiglia-starrer “Sleepwalk with Me” (a theatrical hit via IFC) and “Unfinished Spaces,” a PBS documentary on the groundbreaking design of the National Arts Schools, which was released as an educational film on DVD.

Titles will roll out between 16 and May 7. Watch them on the Institute’s Now Playing page.

Here are the films and schedule:



Code of the West (Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen) — Code Of
The West follows the human stories behind the recent federal crackdown on
medical marijuana growers. This is the story of what happens when politics
fail, emotions run high and communities pay the price. (Released through Artist
Services collaboration with IFP and Cinereach)


Ecological Design: Inventing the Future (Director: Brian
Danitz) — This documentary’s thesis focuses on the emergence of ecological
design, from the original vision of the independent thinkers in the 1920s to
the powerful present-day movement. (1995 Sundance Film Festival)

Unfinished Spaces (Directors: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin
Murray) — Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three
young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, is neglected, nearly
forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural
masterpiece. (FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue)




One Mile Away (Director: Penny Woolcock) — One Mile Away is
directed by award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock and charts the attempts by
two warring gangs in inner city Birmingham, the Burger Bar Boys (B21) and the
Johnson Crew (B6), to bring peace to their neighborhoods. (Released through
Artist Services collaboration with BRITDOC)




Sleepwalk With Me (Director: Mike Birbiglia) — Reluctant to
confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up, a budding standup comedian
has both a hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking. (2012 Sundance
Film Festival)



Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives
(Directors: Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore) — Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the
Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to
deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from
extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today,
as nearly a third of all babies are born via C-section in the U.S., they labor
on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth
of birth. (Released through Artist Services collaboration with Film




Upstream Color (Director and screenwriter: Shane Carruth) —
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless
organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose
fragments of wrecked lives. (2013 Sundance Film Festival)



Anderson Monarchs (Director and screenwriter: Eugene Martin)


Baby, It’s You (Director: Anne Makepeace)


A Doula Story (Director: Daniel Alpert)


Home of the Brave (Director and screenwriter: Paola di


How To Be Louise (Director and screenwriter: Anne Flournoy)

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