Patron Circle Newsletter

FROM THE DESK OF JOHN COOPER

We are officially one month out from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival!

This year’s film program is filled with sex, politics and rock n roll — all I can say is get ready for a fun ride! Stories like Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, about a housewife who takes in a stripper to be her live-in nanny, highlight the focus on the lives of women in this year’s line-up. You’ll see several docs on the Occupy movement, including 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film. And a heartfelt documentary about the lives of backup singers, Twenty Feet From Stardom, will have you dancing in the aisles. This is just a taste. In a few short weeks, you will witness a collection of raw, powerful stories and know as surely as I do that independent film is as vibrant, creative and relevant as ever.

Patron Circle members, this is your annual guide to the Festival that we put together just for you. I hope it gets you excited for the adventure ahead. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. Get some rest – you’ll need it!

John Cooper
Director, Sundance Film Festival

2013 COLLECTION SCREENING: EL MARIACHI

Our second annual Collector’s Circle dinner at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival was a huge success. Patron Circle members at the Collector’s level and above had the opportunity to vote on the next films added to the Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA. With the support and direction of the Collector’s Circle, we were thrilled to be able to add both Gods and Monsters and El Mariachi to the collection in 2012, in addition to undertaking work on a number of other films.

At the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, we are proud to screen El Mariachi and invite director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Til Dawn, Spy Kids, Sin City) and co-writer and lead actor Garlos Gallardo to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary with us. Collector’s Circle members will enjoy an exclusive screening of a brand new print of the film on Saturday, January 19, followed by a Q&A with Rodriguez and Gallardo. The third annual Collector’s Circle dinner will take place as usual on the evening of Monday, January 21, with an exciting new slate of preservation projects as well as a few special guests.

For more information on the Sundance Institute Collection or this important group of supporters, please contact Hathaway Jakobsen at 310-492-2279 or hathaway_jakobsen@sundance.org.

 


SUNDANCE SUPPORTED PROJECTS MAKE IT TO THE FESTIVAL!

We are thrilled that a number of Sundance Institute program-supported projects have been selected for the 2013 Festival. Thank you for helping us discover and encourage these bold new storytellers!

FEATURE FILM PROGRAM

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS (pictured)
by David Lowery, Creative Producing Fellowship Screenwriters Lab

FILL THE VOID
by Rama Burshtein, Jerusalem Screenwriters Lab

FRUITVALE
By Ryan Coogler, Screenwriters Lab

MOTHER OF GEORGE
by Andrew Dosunmu, Screenwriters and Directors Labs

MAY IN THE SUMMER
by Cherien Dabis, Screenwriters Lab

DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM

99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
By Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Kristic
Spring 2012 DFP Grantee

AMERICAN PROMISE
By Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
Spring 2009 DFP Grantee, 2010 Documentary + Composers Lab Fellow

ANITA
By Frieda Mock, Spring 2011 DFP Grantee

CITIZEN KOCH
By Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Spring 2012 DFP Grantees

DIRTY WARS
By Rick Rowley
Fall 2011, Fall 2012 DFP Grantee, 2012 Creative Producing Lab and Summit Fellow

FALLEN CITY
By Qi Zhao, Fall 2009 DFP Grantee

GIDEON’S ARMY
By Dawn Porter, Fall 2011 DFP Grantee, 2012 Documentary Edit + Story Lab Fellow

GOD LOVES UGANDA
By Roger Ross Williams, Fall 2010, Spring 2011 DFP Grantee

THE SQUARE
By Jehane Noujaim, Spring 2012, Fall 2012 DFP Grantee

WHEN I WALK
By Jason Da Silva, Spring 2011 DFP Grantee

WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?
By Marc Silver


CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions about the Patron Circle or ideas that may help us improve the program! Call Jamie Powell, manager of the Patron Circle, at 310-492-2327 or email her at jamie_powell@sundance.org.

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