Sundance Film Festival: Films to Watch For
Published: Friday, February 8, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013 17:02
Sundance Film Festival is a celebration of new, cutting edge films in Park City, Utah: it is a highly anticipated event of the year, attended by actors and singers alike. The most important piece of information to understand from Sundance is that, most likely, the festival’s winners will generally garner some Oscar “buzz” in the coming year. Here are some of the films, winners and losers, to watch for in 2013:
1. Fruitvale: This is definitely a film to watch for in the coming months. . . Ryan Coogler’s film about a man who was gun downed at a train station in Oakland, California won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s festival.
2. Escape from Tomorrow: This pseudo-documentary film, filmed entirely at Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks, secretly, tells a haunting story of a family’s sanity and insanity within the confines of America’s “happiest place on Earth.” Google and YouTube this—I’m fairly certain Disney’s lawyers will shoot down this secretly filmed, copyright infringing film before it ever hits theaters.
3. jOBS: Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs, technological hero, in this 2013 film is gathering a lot of buzz. It was one of the hottest tickets at the festival, and it was received with mixed feelings. Regardless, Kutcher’s rendition of the Apple Inc. CEO is one to watch for throughout the 2013-14 festivals and award seasons.
4. Blue Caprice: In the wake of a gun control debate, Blue Caprice is harboring a lot of criticism and discussion. It is a film about the 2002 D.C. sniper shooter, and it supposed to be captivating.
5. Blood Brother: Director Steve Hoover follows American Rocky Braat on his journey to India, where he visits an orphanage of infected children with HIV/AIDS. This film won the Grand Jury Prize for a documentary; I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw this heartbreaking and inspiring film everywhere in the upcoming months.