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Oh I'm so excited! One of the best fests of the year! The 2009 Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its U.S. and World competitions for dramatic and documentary features. The non-competitive sections including Premieres, Spectrum, Midnight, and New Frontiers will be announced December 4. Sundance unspools January 15-25, 2009 in Park City, Utah.

Check out the film list after the break. via Variety.


DRAMATIC COMPETITION

* Adam (Max Mayer)
* Amreeka (Cherien Dabis)
* Big Fan (Robert Siegel)
* Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (John Krasinski)
* Cold Souls (Sophie Barthes)
* Dare (Adam Salky)
* Don’t Let Me Drown (Cruz Angeles)
* The Dream of the Romans (John Hindman)
* The Greatest (Shana Feste)
* Humpday (Lynn Shelton)
* Paper Heart (Nicolas Jasenovec)
* Peter and Vandy (Jay DiPietro)
* Push (Lee Daniels)
* Sin nombre (Cary Fukunaga)
* Taking Chance (Ross Katz)
* Toe to Toe (Emily Abt)

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

* Art and Copy (Doug Pray)
* Boy Interrupted (Dana Perry)
* Sergio (Greg Barker)
* The Cove (Louie Psihoyos)
* Crude (Joe Berlinger)
* Dirt the Movie (Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow)
* The General (Natalia Almada)
* Good Hair (Jeff Stilson)
* Over the Hills and Far Away (Michel Scott)
* The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (Pamela Yates)
* Reporter (Eric Daniel Metzgar)
* The September Issue (R.J. Cutler)
* Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech (Liz Garbus)
* We Live in Public (Ondi Timoner)
* When You’re Strange (Tom DiCillo)
* William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Sarah Kunstler, Emily Kuntsler)

WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION

* Before Tomorrow (Madeline Piujuq, Marie-Helene Cousineau, Canada)
* Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn, U.K.)
* Carmo, Hit the Road (Murilo Pasta, Spain)
* The Clone Returns (Kanji Nakajima, Japan)
* Dada’s Dance (Zhang Yuan, China)
* An Education (Lone Scherfig, U.K.)
* Five Minutes of Heaven (Oliver Hirschbiegel, U.K.)
* A French Gigolo (Josiane Balasko, France)
* Heart of Time (Alberto Cortes, Mexico)
* Louise-Michel (Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern, France)
* Lulu and Jim (Oskar Roehler, Germany)
* The Maid (Sebastian Silva, Chile)
* One Day in a Life (Stefano Tummolini, Italy)
* Unmade Beds (Alexis Dos Santos, U.K.)
* Victoria Day (David Bezmozgis, Canada)
* Zion and His Brother (Eran Merav, France-Israel)

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

* Afghan Star (Havana Marking, Afghanistan-U.K.)
* Big River Man (John Maringouin, U.S.)
* Burma VJ (Anders Oestergaard, Denmark)
* The End of the Line (Rupert Murray, U.K.)
* The Glass House (Hamid Rahmanian, U.S.)
* Kimjongilia (N.C. Heikin, France-U.S.)
* Let’s Make Money (Erwin Wagenhofer, Austria-China-South Africa-Spain-Switzerland-U.S.)
* Nollywood Babylon (Ben Addelman, Samir Mallall, Canada)
* Old Partner (Lee Chung-ryoul, South Korea)
* Prom Night in Mississippi (Paul Saltzman, Canada)
* The Queen and I (Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Sweden)
* Quest for Honor (Mary Ann Bruni, U.S.)
* Rough Aunties (Kim Longinotto, U.K.)
* Thriller in Manila (John Dower, U.K.)
* Tibet in Song (Ngawang Choephel, U.S.)
* 211:Anna (Paolo Serbandini, Giovanna Massimetti, Italy)

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Scott Gunsaullus (11 years ago) Reply

'The Road' is notably missing. Are films that are "premiered" at Sundance also usually in the competition?


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