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 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Now has created a special collection of some of the best titles from past festivals.

Animal Factory
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This gritty and unflinching prison drama from Steve Buscemi tells the story of a young inmate (Edward Furlong) who develops a bond with a tough, older convict (Willem Dafoe).

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

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.

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.

Embrace of the Serpent
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Tracking two parallel odysseys through the Amazon, this historical epic from the fiercely talented Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra offers adventure, mysticism, and a heart-rending depiction of colonialism laying waste to indigenous culture.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Woodsman
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After twelve years in prison, Walter (Kevin Bacon) arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. But Walter cannot escape his past...

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.

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.

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.

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.