Sundance Film Festival Favorites

In celebration of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Now has created a special collection made up of some of the very best titles from past festivals.

In celebration of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Now has created a special collection made up of some of the very best titles from past festivals.

Railroad Ties
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Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this moving docu-short traces the lineage of six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists, revealing the very human story of the Underground Railroad.

Song One
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Oscar winner Anne Hathaway stars as Franny in this romantic drama set in Brooklyn's indie music scene. After her brother is in an accident, Franny returns home only to fall in love with her brother’s musical idol.

This Close
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Two best friends - a straight woman and a gay man who are both deaf - face joy, challenges and heartache while pursuing career goals and romance in Los Angeles. Starring Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Cheryl Hines, Marlee Matlin and Zach Gilford.

The Blood is at the Doorstep
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After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.

Viktoria
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Upon its world premiere at Sundance, VIKTORIA was hailed as heralding a precocious talent, melding historical drama, political satire and absurdist humor.

Blind
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Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home, a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. In an effort to maintain a connection to reality, she begins to write a series of sexually-charged stories whose fictional begin to inhabit her everyday reality.

Force Majeure
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A wickedly funny psychodrama of a model Swedish family--Tomas, his wife and their children-- on a skiing holiday. An avalanche suddenly bears down on them. Tomas makes a decision that leaves him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Frank
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Frank (Michael Fassbender), is a genius rock musician who never removes his giant fake head. Things get rocky between his bandmates Clara and Jon, who is convinced they're meant for stardom. They land their biggest gig, but are they ready?

Web Junkie
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China is the first country to label “Internet addiction” a clinical disorder. This revealing doc investigates a Beijing rehab center where Chinese teenagers are deprogrammed, focusing on three teens, their parents and the health professionals determined to help them kick their habit.

Citizen Koch
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A searing exposé on the state of American democracy and the fracturing of the Republican Party, CITIZEN KOCH investigates the money behind the Tea Party and traces the impact of unlimited election spending by corporations and billionaires.

Low Down
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Jazz pianist Joe Albany and his daughter Amy-Jo battle insurmountable odds in seedy 1970s Los Angeles in this compassionate and compelling story of the unwavering love between a father and a daughter.

Computer Chess
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In the early 1980s, young computer geniuses take part in a tournament to see who can create a program that will enable a computer to beat a human player at chess.

The Off Hours
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A waitress working the night shift at a roadside diner in a small, industrial town becomes intrigued by a charming truck driver, while the diner's owner struggles to keep his dwindling business afloat.

Big Fan
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A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

The Pool
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A hotel worker in India sees a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool from his perch in a mango tree. The hotel worker is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants and his curiosity changes the shape of his future. Directed by Chris Smith.

The Chumscrubber
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A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

God Grew Tired of Us
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Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

The Woodsman
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A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Undertow
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Two young brothers, Chris and Tim, go on the run through the southern states of the US when their uncle, Deel returns from years in jail and murders their father for keeping from him a fortune in old Mexican coins they had inherited.

Whale Rider
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A young Maori girl fights to become the first female chief of her patriarchal New Zealand tribe. For her extraordinary performance, Keisha Castle-Hughes earned a Best Actress Nomination, becoming the youngest ever to be nominated in that category.

Spun
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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Memento
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Christopher Nolan's breakout film was nominated for 2 Oscars in 2002 and has since become a cult classic. The cerebral thriller follows a man with short-term memory loss as he attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Southern Comfort
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This heartbreaking documentary about a family of transgender people caring for their dying patriarch won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Sundance in 2001, sounding a powerful rallying cry for acceptance of trans people everywhere.

Animal Factory
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A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.