Sundance Film Festival with Red Hook Summer
The Sundance founder Robert Redford Hollywood star, spoke at the opening on Thursday of “dark and difficult times.” 117 films from 30 countries, including the works of 45 debut directors are up to 29 To see at the festival in January. About 90 films celebrate their world premiere there. Sundance is the largest festival for independent films produced outside of Hollywood. The 75-year-old Redford, it has launched 28 years ago.
Instead of a major film for the opening were four productions on the program, including the documentary “The Queen of Versailles” to build a palatial private residence during the economic crisis. The opening film, “Hello I Must Be Going” is about a 35-year-old woman who moves in after the divorce with their parents.
Many documentaries rely on the current problems in the U.S.. “Detropia” for example, takes over the ailing Detroit auto capital under the microscope, “The House I Live In” focuses on the unsuccessful fight against the growing use of drugs.
Among the highly anticipated premieres include “arbitrage” with Richard Gere as fraudulent bankers. The Golden Globe-winner Octavia Spencer is seen in the drama “Smashed” by two alcoholics. Director Spike Lee presents “Summer Red Hook,” Stephen Frears shows his drama-comedy “Lay the Favorite.”
Germany will be represented this year with two short films. The short documentary “Into the Middle of Nowhere” by Anna Frances Ewert is set in a forest nursery. The short film “season” comes from students of the International Film School in Cologne in collaboration with the University of Los Angeles.