It’s almost that time of year again! The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their 2010 line-up yesterday, which includes 112 feature-length films from 39 different countries. As always, the vast majority of filmmakers are unknowns, and many are first-time directors, so it’s kind of hard to tell which ones hold the most promise. However, you can bet that a number of these will be movies that people are raving about by the end of 2010. A few of the highlights include:
- Sympathy for Delicious: Directed by Mark Ruffalo and starring Orlando Bloom as a paralyzed DJ who seeks out the world of faith healing.
- Howl: Starring James Franco as the beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
- Casino Jack & The United States of Money:Alex Gibney-directed doc about D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
- Lucky: Documentary about lottery winners by Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound).
- Welcome to the Rileys: Kristen Stewart plays a young stripper who forms a friendship with a man (James Gandolfini) who is looking to turn his life around.
- 2th & Delaware: Abortion doc by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp).
- Waiting for Superman: Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) examines public education in the U.S.
- Hesher: Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a late-twenties drifter who takes a troubled 13-year-old under his wing. Also starring Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson.
This year’s festival runs from January 21st to 31st in Park City, Utah. Check out the full press release by following the link below.» Related Link: 2010 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up