Sundance Adds 3 More New Films to the Exciting 2010 Line-Up
by Alex Billington
December 21, 2009
In what Anne Thompson calls a "surprise last minute move," Sundance has announced today the addition of three new world premieres. It's a surprise because Sundance doesn't usually add any last minute films after the line-up has already been revealed. However, I remember they added Hamlet 2 last minute as well, and last year (2009) they added Sam Rockwell's The Winning Season late. "When the opportunity to screen the latest films from three extremely innovative storytellers presented itself, we knew we could not deny our audiences," said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. Read on to find out what they are!
The three new films added to the Sundance 2010 line-up are as follows:
It's a Wonderful Afterlife (Director: Gurinder Chadha; Screenwriters: Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha) — A comedy centered on an Indian mother who discovers that finding the perfect son-in-law can be murder. Cast: Shabana Azmi, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sally Hawkins.
The Kids are Alright (Director: Lisa Cholodenko; Screenwriters: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko) — Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life. Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening.
The Romantics (Director and Screenwriter: Galt Niederhoffer, based on her novel) — The Romantics, a zeitgeist love story and generational comedy, takes place over the course of one night at a deluxe seaside wedding. Cast: Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, Elijah Wood, Candice Bergen, Jeremy Strong, Dianna Agron.
All three films listed above will screen in the out-of-competition categories at Sundance. Out of these three listed, I'm most interested in The Romantics, although I'm not sure if it will be any good. It has a great cast and it sounds like it could be good, but you never know. The photo below is from The Romantics as well just for visual reference. Staff writer Brandon Lee Tenney and I will be covering the 2010 Sundance Film Festival starting in January. The fest kicks off on January 21st and lasts for 10 days until January 31st. Can't wait to get to Park City, Utah! For more information on the Sundance Film Festival, visit: sundance.org/festival.