If you’re not already aware, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is loaded with talent and there’s more to come. The line-up was announced this week and we already marked-up thirteen films you need to pay attention to immediately. But there’s obviously more and today, Sundance has unveiled a new batch of photos from each film.
Highlights include, director/actor Zoe Lister-Jones‘ “Band-Aid” starring Lister-Jones herself, Adam Pally (“Slow Learners”), “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen and many more. “Moonlight” actor Trevante Rhodes is one of 2016’s breakout stars and he’s got another film at bat with “Burning Sands.” Also intriguing is “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” the directorial debut of “Blue Ruin” actor Macon Blair. The movie stars Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow (from noise-rockers Jesus Lizard!!), Jane Levy and Devon Graye, and the military drama “The Yellow Birds” starring Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston and the new Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, with a script by David Lowery.
Plus there’s “Crown Heights” starring Keith Stanfield, and “The Hero” with Sam Elliott.
Check out the images below with details and a synopsis for each film.
Band Aid / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A couple who can’t stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band. Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel. World Premiere
Burning Sands / U.S.A. (Director: Gerard McMurray, Screenwriters: Christine Berg, Gerard McMurray) — Deep into a fraternity’s Hell Week, a favored pledge is torn between honoring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing. Cast: Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Trevante Rhodes. World Premiere
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Macon Blair) — When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves, alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye. World Premiere. The Yellow Birds / U.S.A. (Director: Alexandre Moors, Screenwriter: David Lowery) — Two young men enlist in the army and are deployed to fight in the Gulf War. After an unthinkable tragedy, the surviving soldier struggles to balance his promise of silence with the truth and a mourning mother’s search for peace. Cast: Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jason Patric, Toni Collette, Jennifer Aniston. World PremiereCrown Heights / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Matt Ruskin) — When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Adapted from This American Life, this is the incredible true story of their harrowing quest for justice. Cast: Keith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, Amari Cheatom. World Premiere
The Hero / U.S.A. (Director: Brett Haley, Screenwriters: Brett Haley, Marc Basch) — Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future. Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross. World Premiere