I love lots of different types of film but I have a soft spot for small independent films, small stories told visually big. This time of year is film time with awards season around the corner and what always sounds like the coolest film festival in the world Sundance. So I created a little poster for it above.
There's a huge list of films that will be premiering so I've tried to pick out some of my favourite ones that I'd love to see & these 'Meet the artists' videos are a great introduction to these stories:
If I had enough time or maybe I could time-travel if we're wishing here, I'd go see these as well:
Before Midnight, Big Sur, Breathe In, Cutie & the Boxer, Fallen City, A.C.O.D, Hell Baby, I Used to be darker, In Fear, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, It felt like love, Life according to Sam, Magic Magic, The Machine which makes everything disappear, Metro Manila, Mud, Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, Prince Avalanche, The Rambler, Salma, Stoker, The Summit, Sweetwater, A Teacher, Two Mothers, Very Good Girls, Upstream Color, Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
and to top it all of it must be quite an experience to see Top of the lake about a detective in a small New Zealand town which is nearly 6 hours long!
Oh and don't forget the short films I'd like to see too from banishing demons in Boneshaker to animal studies in Reindeer & beautiful animation in Thank You there's a short for every occasion....
Boneshaker, Broken Night, The Cub, The Apocalypse, 30% (Women & politics in Sierra Leone), Irish folk furniture, Volume, Palimpsest, Paraiso, Skin, Thank You, Song of the Mechanical Fish, Scrubber, Sirocco and Reindeer -here's the trailer...