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First Time Filmmakers coming to Sundance

Madeinusa/Claudia

Llosa Madeinusa is a sweet girl who lives in an isolated religiously zealous village in mountainous Peru. Everything changes when a geologist from Lima arrives and unknowingly reshapes Madeinusa's destiny.



Kinky Boots/Julian Jarrold

In an effort to save his father's small town shoe factory, a man finds an unlikely ally in Lola, a brassy cabaret singer.



DeNADIE/Tin Dirdamal

The story of Maria, a Central American immigrant forced to leave her family in search of a better life. On her way to the United States, she crosses Mexico where she encounters a nightmare.



Dear Pyongyang/Yonghi Yang

A Korean-Japanese daughter explores her father's fierce political loyalty to North Korea - costly to the point of breaking up his family.



Thin/Lauren Greenfield

With unprecedented access and an unflinching eye, THIN documents 4 women struggling with anorexia and bulimia at a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders in South Florida.



Wordplay/Patrick Creadon

An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle and its editor Will Shortz, and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base he has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper.



Stay/Bob Goldthwait

A youthful, impulsive sexual encounter opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty.



Come Early Morning/Joey Lauren Adams

The story of a southern woman trying to escape her addictions and self-destructive behavior to find true love.



Forgiven/Paul Fitzgerald

On the eve of his campaign launch for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a small town District Attorney receives word that the governor has exonerated a death row inmate whom he'd prosecuted five years earlier.



Somebodies/Hadjii

Surrounded by eccentric relatives, prankster classmates, and more-or-less rehabilitated ex-cons, a Black college student stumbles along the path to responsible adulthood.



Right at Your Door/Chris Gorak

Multiple dirty bombs are detonated and spread deadly toxic ash and mass panic throughout Los Angeles. With limited information, time and supplies, and in the midst of city-wide chaos, a married couple struggles to survive.



In Between Days/So Yong Kim

When a recent Korean immigrant falls in love with her best and only friend, their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country.



Dreamland/Jason Matzner

A young woman who has spent years taking care of her father and her best friend in the outskirts of a small desert town finds she can no longer put her own dreams aside.



No. 2/Toa Fraser

Nanna Maria's family has forgotten how to party. She's going to change all that, make them come alive with the heat and passion of the South Pacific.

La Tragedia de Macario Pablo VŽliz A drama inspired by the tragic, true events of immigrants struggling to cross the Mexican-American border.



Open Window/Mia Goldman

A struggling young photographer and an assistant professor are newly engaged and madly in love when their lives are shattered by a random act of violence.

Forgiving the Franklins Jay Floyd A repressed, God fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident and their transformation puts them at odds with the conservative values of their community.



Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out/Stewart Copeland

A rare documentary compiled from the drummer's personal Super 8 footage gives an intimate, inside look at what it was like to be a member of the 80's rock band The Police, from CBGB's to Shea Stadium.



Little Miss Sunshine/Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

The idiosyncratic Hoover family reluctantly hits the road in an old VW bus, traveling 900 miles in two days so their seven-year-old daughter can compete in the finals of a precocious beauty contest. Their tragi-comic journey alters the way they see themselves, creating new definitions for winning and losing.



Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man/Lian Lunson

An ubiquitous influence even as he remains elusively elsewhere, ladies and gentlemen, this documentary shows Leonard Cohen is back.

Special/Jeremy Passmore, Hal Haberman

A lonely meter-maid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.



The World According to Sesame Street/Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Linda Hawkins Costigan

A behind-the-scenes look at the unexpected dynamics of adapting the most-watched children's television show for audiences in some of the world's political hotspots and incorporating locally relevant themes.



An Unreasonable Man/Henriette Mantel, Stephen Skrovan

Using rarely seen archival footage and over forty recently conducted on-camera interviews, this documentary traces the career of Ralph Nader from quixotic consumer advocate to upstart presidential candidate to public pariah.



American Blackout/Ian Inaba

A stylish hard hitting documentary that recounts the fascinating career of Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and the suppression of the black vote historically and during the recent Presidential elections in Florida and Ohio.



The Foot Fist Way/Jody Hill

A Tae Kwon Do instructor who is king of his small kingdom, tries to keep it together after his wife cheats on him, taking his anger out on everyone around him in the funniest way ever.



Subject Two/Philip Chidel

A troubled medical student volunteers for resurrection experiments - and is killed over and over again by a reclusive doctor intent on reinventing life.



American Hardcore/Paul Rachman

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986.



Who Killed the Electric Car?/Chris Paine

A documentary that investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future.



Moonshine/Roger Ingraham

At night in a working-class Connecticut town, beneath an incandescent bulb in the cellar, a young convenience store clerkÕs monotonous life is about to end. From in the shadows an unseen man, a vampire, waits, moving slowly closer.



Robin's Big Date/James Duffy

Can the Boy Wonder tell the girl of his dreams how he feels about her? Not if the Batman has anything to say about it.

Hold Up/Madeleine Olnek

A robber who is after more than the money at a corner-store hold up.



Undressing My Mother/Ken Wardrop

A poignant documentary that explores a womanÕs unique take on her overweight and aging body.



First Date/Gary Huggins

A volatile ex-con will stop at nothing to keep a date with the underage boy he met online.



A Supermarket Love Song/Daniel Outram

A teenage girl on community service takes an old man to the supermarket. A love story in a minor key.



Los ABCs: ÁQue Vivan los Muertos!/John Jota Leaos

Do you remember your ABCs? No? Well, you’re in luck. Sing along with this group of animated Mariachi social documentarians.



Beyond Iraq/Tom Eldridge

Soldiers who suffered severe casualties in the Iraq war find an activity to help them deal with their new lives.



True Story/Stephanie Via

An elderly lady remembers a tragic childhood moment.



The Tribe/Tiffany Shlain

An unorthodox, unauthorized history of the Jewish people and the Barbie doll.



The Natural Route/Alex Pastor

Soon Divad will find out that his destiny is already written and that he can’t do anything to change it.



A Half Man/Firas Momani

A half of a man has trouble living in society without his organs falling out.



Bugcrush/Carter Smith

A small-town high school loner, whose fascination with a dangerously seductive new kid leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined.



Bawke/Hisham Zaman

A father is forced to choose between two evils to provide for his son's future.



The Aluminum Fowl/James S. Clauer

A glimpse of four brothers' daily obsessions with chickens, rap music, and aliens.



Desejo/Anne Pinheiro Guimares

A journey into the psyche of Atanasio, a doorman in Copacabana, confused while attempting to understand his desires and aspirations.



Be Quiet/Sameh Zoabi

A simple car trip is beset by politically charged tension and militarized reality.



First Time Feature Filmmaker



13 Tzameti/Gela Babluani

Sebastien has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else. When he reaches his destination, he falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos.



The Peter Pan Formula/Cho Chang-ho

An adolescent boy confronts premature independence as his mother lies in a coma and he experiences the first tugs of sexual desires with an older woman.



Thin/Lauren Greenfield

With unprecedented access and an unflinching eye, THIN documents 4 women struggling with anorexia and bulimia at a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders in South Florida.



TV Junkie/Michael Cain, Matt Radecki

From the time he was born Rick knew he had a special purpose. If he could only record it he might be able to figure out what it is. 46 years, 5000 hours of video and over 3000 photos later he may have figured it out.



Wordplay/Patrick Creadon

An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle and its editor Will Shortz, and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base he has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper.



God Grew Tired of Us/Christopher Quinn

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.



Stay/Bob Goldthwait

A youthful, impulsive sexual encounter opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty.



Come Early Morning/Joey Lauren Adams

The story of a southern woman trying to escape her addictions and self-destructive behavior to find true love.



A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints/Dito Montiel

A writer recounts his teenage experiences in tough 1980s Astoria, New York - where all his friends ended up dead, as junkies, or in prison - exploring how he managed to emerge unscathed.



Steel City/Brian Jun

In a small Midwest town, two irresponsible brothers must come to terms with the lives they live after their father is incarcerated for killing a woman.



Forgiven/Paul Fitzgerald

On the eve of his campaign launch for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a small town District Attorney receives word that the governor has exonerated a death row inmate whom he'd prosecuted five years earlier.



Right at Your Door/Chris Gorak

Multiple dirty bombs are detonated and spread deadly toxic ash and mass panic throughout Los Angeles. With limited information, time and supplies, and in the midst of city-wide chaos, a married couple struggles to survive.



Wristcutters: A Love Story/Goran Dukic

An Offbeat Comedy, A Love Story, A Road Movie - But Everybody's Dead!

Dreamland/Jason Matzner

A young woman who has spent years taking care of her father and her best friend in the outskirts of a small desert town finds she can no longer put her own dreams aside.



Journey from the Fall/Ham Tran

Set during the thirtieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, JOURNEY FROM THE FALL tells the epic story of a family who is painfully torn apart by the war, forced to emigrate across a dangerous sea, reunified and struggling to survive in America.



Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon/Peter Richardson

A documentary about a rural Oregon timber town that is torn apart when a rift between conservative and liberal values in the school district threatens a college scholarship that has paid the tuition of every local graduate for the last 40 years.



No. 2/Toa Fraser

Nanna Maria's family has forgotten how to party. She's going to change all that, make them come alive with the heat and passion of the South Pacific.



La Tragedia de Macario/Pablo VŽliz

A drama inspired by the tragic, true events of immigrants struggling to cross the Mexican-American border.



Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture/Byron Hurt

In this documentary film, a former college quarterback and hip-hop head tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in hip-hop culture.



Open Window/Mia Goldman

A struggling young photographer and an assistant professor are newly engaged and madly in love when their lives are shattered by a random act of violence.



Punching at the Sun/Tanuj Chopra

In the aftermath of 9/11 and his older brother's murder, a fiery South Asian teen struggles to find a path between rage and redemption on the streets of Elmhurst, Queens.



Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out/Stewart Copeland

A rare documentary compiled from the drummer's personal Super 8 footage gives an intimate, inside look at what it was like to be a member of the 80's rock band The Police, from CBGB's to Shea Stadium.



Little Miss Sunshine/Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

The idiosyncratic Hoover family reluctantly hits the road in an old VW bus, traveling 900 miles in two days so their seven-year-old daughter can compete in the finals of a precocious beauty contest. Their tragi-comic journey alters the way they see themselves, creating new definitions for winning and losing.



Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man/Lian Lunson

An ubiquitous influence even as he remains elusively elsewhere, ladies and gentlemen, this documentary shows Leonard Cohen is back.



Special/Jeremy Passmore, Hal Haberman

A lonely meter-maid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.



The World According to Sesame Street/Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Linda Hawkins Costigan

A behind-the-scenes look at the unexpected dynamics of adapting the most-watched children's television show for audiences in some of the world's political hotspots and incorporating locally relevant themes.



An Unreasonable Man/Henriette Mantel, Stephen Skrovan

Using rarely seen archival footage and over forty recently conducted on-camera interviews, this documentary traces the career of Ralph Nader from quixotic consumer advocate to upstart presidential candidate to public pariah.



American Blackout/Ian Inaba

A stylish hard hitting documentary that recounts the fascinating career of Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and the suppression of the black vote historically and during the recent Presidential elections in Florida and Ohio.



The Foot Fist Way/Jody Hill

A Tae Kwon Do instructor who is king of his small kingdom, tries to keep it together after his wife cheats on him, taking his anger out on everyone around him in the funniest way ever.



Subject Two/Philip Chidel

A troubled medical student volunteers for resurrection experiments - and is killed over and over again by a reclusive doctor intent on reinventing life.



Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! Nathanial Hornblower

On October 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 HI 8 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's Madison Square Garden. This film is the result.



Wild Tigers I Have Known/Cam Archer

A lyrical coming of age story about a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.



A Darkness Swallowed/Betzy Bromberg

A personal investigation of cellular memory, a bio-meta-physical musical, A DARKNESS SWALLOWED is a meditation of the evanescent traces of memory and loss.

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