Robert Redford opened the 26th annual 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last night to thousands of movie goers from around the world.
For the 2010 Sundance Film Festival 9,816 films were submitted (3,724 feature films and 6,092 shorts). The Sundance Film Festival is showing 118 feature movies this year and just 80 shorts. Film submissions were way up over last year, with most of the growth in the shorts. The CNN video below features five films shown at Sundance this year.
Here are just a few of the feature films being shown at Sundance this week:
Frozen, is getting a lot of Sundance buzz this year. It is a thriller by Adam Green and stars Kevin Zegers and Shawn Ashmore. The movie is about three skiers who are stranded high in the mountains after a chairlift operator forgets about them, and bad weather sets in. Frozen is set for general release on February 5, 2010.
Grown Up Movie Star, Adriana Maggs’ Newfoundland family drama.
The Company Men, a drama about corporate downsizing by John Wells starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner and Maria Bello.
Douchebag, is a low budget comedy by Drake Doremus about arguing brothers and an inconvenient wedding.
I’m Pat Tillman, Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary about a military tragedy.
Smash His Camera, Leon Gast’s story about the legendary paparazzo king, Ron Galella.
7 Days, is a rape-revenge shocker by Quebec’s Daniel Grou.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Eli Craig’s hillbilly horror comedy.
Splice, is a monster flick that stars Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody.
Last Train Home, Lixin Fan’s documentary on labor and family struggles in China.
Two movies released to mainstream last year that were from Sundance 2009 were Precious and An Education, both of which are in the running for Best Picture. Precious took in $45 million in the US in its first 11 weeks of release.
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival ends January 31, 2010. For information on other movies playing at Sundance, click here.
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