THE SUNDANCE FILM SCOOP

Originally Published: ONGOING THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL

Well, here we are. The 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The slate of films at this year’s festival include new films by Hal Hartley, Rebecca Miller (who won big here in 2002 with Personal Velocity), Michael Hoffman, Steve Buscemi and Gregg Araki.

We are compling a list of the films, images, synopses and reviews of the projects, so please check back to this page daily. The projects that have linked content are underlined.

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3 Rooms of Melancholia

3-Iron

5th World

9 Songs

A Thousand Roads

After Innocence

Animation Program

Ballad of Jack and Rose – A father and daughter isolated on their secluded Pacific Northwest island commune grapple with the limits of family and sexuality.

Ballets Russes

Between

Brick

Brothers

Chumscrubber

Cronicas
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the Monster of Babahoyo.

Dear Wendy

Devil and Daniel Johnston

Dhakiyarr vs. the King

Dirty Love

Drum

Duane Hopwood – A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it’s too late.

Dying Gaul

Education of Shelby Knox

Ellie Parker

Emperor’s Journey

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
The story behind the infamous Enron scandal.

Fall of Fujimori

Forest for the Trees

Forty Shades of Blue – A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband’s estranged son comes to visit.

Frontier 6

Frozen Angels

Game 6

Garden

Girl from Monday

Green Bush

Green Chair

Grizzly Man

Happy Endings

Hard Candy
– Lions Gate Films paid nearly $4 million for this film, taking worldwide rights outside the U.K., Spain and Australia.

Harlan County, U.S.A.

Heights

High School Record

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Hustle & Flow

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful rapper.

I am Cuba, The Siberian Mammoth

Inmortal

Inside Deep Throat

Jacket, The – A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Joy of Life

Junebug

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol

Kung Fu Hustle

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious Axe Gang while an obnoxious landlady and her apparently frail husband exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Lackawanna Blues – In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy’s life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives.

Layer Cake – A successful cocaine dealer gets a tough assignment from a local mob boss.

Liberace of Baghdad

Lila Says

Live-in Maid

Loggerheads

Lonesome Jim

Love, Ludlow

Loverboy

Mardi Gras: Made in China

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Matador
– A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected. LATEST NEWS: Miramax Films co-chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein hit Park City at the end of the weekend and closed a pact to pick up Pierce Brosnan flic from CAA.

Matando Cabos

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Mirrormask

Mitchellville

Monsterthursday

Motel, The – Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way.

Murderball

Mysterious Skin

New York Doll

Nine Lives

Odessa Odessa

OldBoy

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.

On a Clear Day

Palermo Hollywood – Two petty criminal party boys get in over their heads when a kidnapping goes awry.

Police Beat

Pretty Persuasion

Protocols of Zion

Puffy Chair

Reefer Madness

Reel Paradise

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

Rize

Rock School

Romantico

Room

Rory O’Shea Was Here

Salon

Saving Face

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Shape of the Moon

Snowland

Squid and the Whale

Steal Me

Stranger

Stranger Than Paradise

Strangers with Candy: The Movie

Sugar

Swimmers

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The Aristocrats

The Hero

This Charming Girl

This Revolution

Three… Extremes

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Thumbsucker

Tony Takitani

Tropic of Cancer

Trudell

Twist of Faith

Unconscious

Unknown White Male

Upside of Anger

Wall

What Is It

Who Killed Cock Robin?

Why We Fight – This film places the Iraqi war in a historical context and examines the forces – economic, political and ideological – that drive American militarism.

Wolf Creek

Yang Ban Xi-The 8 Modelworks

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