Which 8 Sundance 2010 Films Are Screening in Your City?
Today, the Sundance Institute announced the 8 films that will not only be playing at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, but also in 8 selected cities across the U.S. on January 28. Some of the matchups are obvious -- of course Howl would screen in San Francisco, and Teenage Paparazzo would be slated for Los Angeles -- and others less so (the Upper East Side drama The Extra Man is screening in Nashville? Well, why not). All 8 films, and the websites for each location you can purchase tickets from, are after the jump:
Ann Arbor, MI -- Michigan Theater
Directors and screenwriters: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass -A recently divorced guy meets a new lady. Then he meets her son who is, well...interesting. Cast: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener.
The Company Men
Brookline, MA -- Coolidge Corner Theatre
Director and screenwriter John Wells will screen his drama -- filmed on location in North Boston -- about three company men attempting to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to fend off its effects on their families and their identities. Cast: Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt.
Brooklyn, NY -- BAM
Directors, screenwriters, brothers and Native New Yorkers Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie will bring to New York their latest film: a swan song to excuses and responsibilities, to fatherhood and self-created experiences, and to what it's like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult. Cast: Ronald Bronstein, Sage Ranaldo, Frey Ranaldo.
Jack Goes Boating
Chicago, IL -- Music Box Theatre
Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman; Screenwriter: Bob Glaudini, both well know to Chicago film and theatre lovers. - A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom McCarthy.
Los Angeles, CA -- Downtown Independent
Where better than Los Angeles to explore the effects of celebrity on culture? Director Adrian Grenier's documentary does exactly that. A 13-year-old paparazzi boy snaps a photo of Grenier, leading the actor/director to explore the effects of celebrity on culture.
Madison, WI -- Sundance Cinemas Madison
Director and screenwriter: Floria Sigismondi-In 1970s LA, a tough teenager named Joan Jett connects with an eccentric producer to form an all-girl band that would launch her career and make rock history. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, Tatum O'Neal.
The Extra Man
Nashville, TN -- The Belcourt Theatre
Directors: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini; Screenwriters: Robert Pulcini, Jonathan Ames and Shari Springer Berman -- A down-and-out playwright who escorts wealthy widows in Manhattan's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring writer under his wing. Cast: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, and Katie Holmes.
San Francisco, CA -- Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Directors and screenwriters Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, both local San Franciscans, will be on hand to screen their nonfiction drama about the young Allen Ginsberg finding his voice, the creation of his groundbreaking poem HOWL, and the landmark obscenity trial that followed. Cast: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels.