January 11, 2007


Well, this year's ticket purchasing experience was no less disappointing or frustrating then any other. The website was so slow I had to buy tickets five hours after my allotted time just to get it to stop timing out with errors. AND, most of the movies that Nate and I decided on were completely sold out. But, in true indie spirit, I picked myself up and got excited about the movies I was able to secure. This year we are going to FIVE!

Here's our schedule:

Away From Here
January 22
Stars: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson

Away From Her
relates a beautiful, yet unconventional, story of a couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss. Fiona (Julie Christie) is well aware of what awaits her. To release her husband (Gordon Pinsent) from the inevitable fate of becoming her caretaker, she chooses to check herself into a home specializing in Alzheimer's patients. The couple must begin working through the complex transition from lovers to strangers.

Away From Her is like a love story in reverse. Through the commitment of the couple to respect each other's wishes, the history of their love becomes increasingly evident. You are witness to the incredible bond that has made them nearly inseparable for more than 45 years.

Year of the Dog
January 23
Stars: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard

Peggy, a happy-go-lucky secretary who is a great friend, employee, and sister, lives alone with her adorable beagle, Pencil. Peggy and Pencil have a blissful relationship full of love, appreciation, and companionship. One night Pencil wakes up to go potty and unexpectedly sets off a chain of events that change the course of Peggy's life.

Adrift in Manhattan
January 24
Stars: Heather Graham, Victor Rasuk, Dominic Chianese, William Baldwin, Elizabeth Peña, Marlene Forte, Richard Petrocelli, Erika Michels

Rose, an optometrist paralyzed by crushing grief after the death of her infant, has built a wall around herself, unable to relate to her estranged husband or anyone else. When an elderly patient, a painter losing his eyesight, begins to visit her office unannounced, Rose registers how alone he is, urging him to reach out and ask for help--something neither does easily. Meanwhile Simon, a late-blooming teenager with an overbearing mother, photographs people at a distance with a borrowed long lens. One day, Rose, beautiful and melancholy in a vibrant scarf, comes into focus in his camera sight. The pictures he shoots become a conduit for each of them to touch something deep within and expand their confining existence.

Snow Angels
January 26
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Angarano, Griffin Dunne, Amy Sedaris, Olivia Thirlby

The story of Snow Angels is fairly simply, and perhaps even familiar in the independent arena. A couple that have separated (Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale) are each attempting to pick up the threads of a future when they are dealt a further blow that leads to a dark conclusion. And a somewhat-nerdy young man in the throes of discovering a first romance must also deal with the separation and consequent strife of his parents' failed relationship.

On the Road with Juda
January 26
Stars: Aaron Ruell, Kevin Corrigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eleanor Hutchins, Amanda Loncar, Alex Burns, Leo Fitzpatrick

On the Road with Judas
is a film based on a real novel, written by a writer, played by an actor, about the real characters and the actors playing those characters in this story. It is also a delightful and fun romp about crime, love, and David Lee Roth.

Lask, the novelist, lives in two worlds, and both exist inside his mind. His characters are both "real" and "actors." His main character, Judas, is also a man living a double life as an entrepreneur and a petty criminal. But when he falls in love, he must deal with things which he simply cannot handle

1 comment:

jordan said...

Just be careful. The worst movies I've ever seen in my life were at Sundance. But I also got see Garden State and get my picture taken with Zach Braff. So it can go both ways. Just be careful.