As increasingly important as the Sundance Film Festival has become, I still find myself getting easily distracted by Awards season events every time it comes around. There may have been coverage about the eventual 2012 Best Picture winner, but I missed it in the hub-bub of Oscar nominations, guild awards, and precursor coverage. I thought I would fix my neglectfulness with one final post about the 2011 Festival including highlights from all of the lucky people who were in attendance.
- The Big Bang was picked up by Fox Searchlight to be released in the Summer of 2011.
- Homework was picked up by Fox Searchlight to be released in 2011.
- Like Crazy was picked up by Paramount with a TBA release date.
- Margin Call was picked up by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate with a TBA release date.
- My Idiot Brother was picked up by The Weinstein Company with a TBA release date.
- The Ledge was picked up by IFC with a TBA release date.
- Martha Marcy May Marlene was picked up by Fox Searchlight to be released in 2011.
- Salvation Boulevard was picked up by IFC with a TBA release date.
- Project Nim was picked up by HBO Documentary Films/Roadside Attractions with a TBA release date.
- The Last Mountain was picked up by Dada Films to be released on June 3rd, 2011.
- Drew McWeeny says that Cedar Rapids is a little soft, but it means well. [HitFix]
- Apparently the Al Pacino/Katie Holmes drama The Son of No One was so bad that people booed and left the theatre. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut Higher Ground is apparently quite strong. [Film School Rejects]
- This year’s big winner, Like Crazy, is being described as a familiar story, but still well-made. [The Playlist]
LISTS FROM THE FESTIVAL
- Take Shelter, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and The Future top the criticWIRE poll of the best narrative features of Sundance. [indieWIRE]
- Five actors/actresses to watch that emerged at the Sundance Film Festival. [Deadline]
- Five more actors/actresses to watch. [indieWIRE]
- Paul Rudd in a clip from My Idiot Brother. [HitFix]
- Three clips from the Sundance winner Like Crazy. [Movieline]
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary:
How To Die In Oregon
World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:
World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:
Hell and Back Again
Dramatic Audience Award:
Documentary Audience Award:
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award:
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award:
See the rest of the Awards at indieWIRE.