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.
3 Rooms of Melancholia
A Thousand Roads
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.
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the Monster of Babahoyo.
Devil and Daniel Johnston
Dhakiyarr vs. the King
Duane Hopwood – A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it’s too late.
Education of Shelby Knox
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.
Girl from Monday
– 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.
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
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
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
Mardi Gras: Made in China
Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
– 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.
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Motel, The – Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way.
New York Doll
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.
Protocols of Zion
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
Rory O’Shea Was Here
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire
Shakespeare Behind Bars
Shape of the Moon
Squid and the Whale
Stranger Than Paradise
Strangers with Candy: The Movie
SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE 2 1/2
Talent Given Us
This Charming Girl
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.
Tropic of Cancer
Twist of Faith
Unknown White Male
Upside of Anger
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.
Yang Ban Xi-The 8 Modelworks