Sold at Sundance

Couldn't make it out to Park City, Utah, for all the great new films? Don't sweat it. More than 20 of them have already been bought up and will be heading to your local movie theaters.

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Look, you can drop $300 on airfare and another $300 on a room in Park City and you’d still have to pay $15 to get into a move, assuming it wasn’t sold out. Or you can just wait until these Sundance hit, which were bought by distributors, make it to your hometown. Check out what you can look forward to....
Martha Marcy May Marlene
nElizabeth Olsen, kid sister of the infamous twins, gives a remarkable turn as a young woman trying to return to normalcy after a two-year stint as a member of a cult. Coming in 2011. Read our coverage of the film here.
The Guard
nA new spin on the buddy cop formula. Brendan Gleeson stars as a jocular Irish cop who gets partnered with a by-the-book FBI agent (Don Cheadle) on the trail of an international drug ring. Liam Cunningham and Mark Strong co-star as...what else? Bad guys. Release date TBD.
Margin Call
nKevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore,and Stanley Tucci star in this white-knuckle drama about the inner workings of a financial institution on the eve of the 2008 global economic meltdown. Coming in 2011.
Another Earth
nWilliam Mapother and Brit Marling star in this film about a talented composer and a young woman from MIT’s astrophysics program whose lives become intertwined on the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth. This was the film everyone was raving about, and we’re still kicking ourselves for missing it—it was Anne Heche’s fault. Don’t ask. Release date TBD.
My Idiot Brother
nPaul Rudd stars as a guy who loses his girlfriend and his dog after selling pot to a uniformed cop. After eight months in jail he spends time with each of his three sisters—played by Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel—causing strife in all their lives with his complete like of guile. Read our coverage of the film here. Release date TBD.
nThis documentary takes audiences inside the secretive world of the Travelers, a nomadic Irish clan with its own traditions and rituals. One such tradition sees all inter-clan disagreements settled through brutal bare-knuckle fighting. Release date TBD.
Like Crazy
nAnton Yelchin and Felicity Jones are a young couple deeply in love who find themselves kept apart by an ocean and visa troubles, in the best of the 13 Sundance films we saw this year. Release date TBD.
nA high school slacker facing imminent graduation (or not) decides to embrace academia at the 11th hour. He is helped by the school beauty and a post-grad mentor. Starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, and Michael Angarano. Coming in 2011.
The Details
nA suburban dad's quest for a great lawn stirs up a hornet's nest of problems for him, his wife, and their marriage. Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks reteam as the embattled couple. Coming in 2011.
Salvation Boulevard
nPierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear and Marisa Tomei star in this satirical tale of a Deadhead-turned-Born Again on the run from his fellow mega-church parishioners. Release date TBD.
The Bengali Detective
nA documentary about a team of private detectives who form a dance troupe in a bid for fame. Their story will be made into a feature film.
nIn Tehran, Iran, a young man named Mehran returns from drug rehab with renewed sense of self-righteousness, only to find his sister Atafeh in an intmate relationship with her best friend, Shireen, of which he doesn’t approve. Release date TBD.
Life in a Day
nJuly 24, 2010, was captured by 5,000 hours of video from 80,000 submissions and edited down to 90 minutes by director Kevin McDonald. Coming in 2011.
The Ledge
nA cop (Terrence Howard) is dispatched to talk a seemingly suicidal man (Charlie Hunnam) off a ledge, only to discover he may not be there of his own free will. Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler co-star. Coming in late spring.
Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
nThis documentary takes aim inside the iconic news institution as it struggles to reinvent itself in an age where the internet is trumping the newsstand. Coming in 2011.
The Music Never Stopped
nYet another film based on a book by Dr. Oliver Sack’s, The Last Hippie, this film tells the story of a young man with a benign brain tumor that has made it impossible for him to discern the present from the past. Soon a music therapist discovers that he can reengage while listening to the music of his youth, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield. Release date TBD.
nDescribed as a "cerebral road movie," it stars Ben Foster ("3:10 to Yuma") as a satellite-mapping engineer who impulsively embarks on a journey across Armenia with a beautiful local (Lubna Azabal). Release date TBD.
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Red State
nDirector Kevin Smith’s tongue-in-cheek horror film follows three teenage boys who respond to an online ad from an older woman interested in group sex, but instead find themselves face to face with crazed sociopath who thinks he’s doing God’s work. Coming Oct. 19.
Perfect Sense
nEva Green plays an epidemiologist on the trail of a series of people who have lost one of their five senses, along the way falling for a chef, played by Ewan McGregor. Release date TBD.
The Last Mountain
nDocumentarian Bill Hanley turns his lens on West Virginia’s Coal River Valley to show the devastating effects of mountaintop coal removal. Coming June 3.
nThis documentary tells the story of Buck Brannaman, the real-life inspiration for the film The Horse Whisperer, who travels the globe teaching people to communicate with their equine charges. Release date TBD.
nA 17-year-old girl growing up in Brooklyn struggles conflicting lives in her search for her true sexual identity. Release date TBD.
I Melt With You
nThomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay and Rob Lowe are four college friends who reunite each year for a weekend debauch. But things turn ugly this time as the booze and drugs and vagaries of life take their toll. Also stars Carla Gugino and Sasha Grey. Release date TBD.
Project Nim
nFrom documentarian James Marsh, the guy behind Man on Wire, comes the tale of Nim Chimsky, a chimp raised in the 1970s like a human child in the hopes of teaching him to communicate using sign language. Release date TBD.
Silent House
nElizabeth Olsen, so good in Martha Marcy May Marlene, also stars in this horror film about a young woman who heads into the woods to fix up her family’s summer home, which she soon suspects is haunted. From the guys who made Open Water. Release date TBD.
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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
nMorgan Spurlock pulls back the curtain to reveal just how pervasive and profitable product placement is in this new film that was funded entirely by product placement. Coming in April.
The Future
nMiranda July and Hamish Linklater star as a Los Angeles couple whose sick cat inspires then to quit their jobs and rededicate their lives to new pursuits, a change that brings unfortunate consequences. Release date TBD.
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