The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is only a few weeks away, with this year’s edition taking place from January 19th to 29th. As usual, the festival will be showcasing a wide variety of independent short and feature-length films. Whether you will get a chance to watch some of these films in Utah, or have to be a little more patient, we figured we would give you a little preview by going through some of the interesting films being presented at this year’s festival. There is a lot of quality content in this year’s program; we’ve merely narrowed down the list for you to help you get a head start.
Director: Marshall Lewy
Screenwriter: Marshall Lewy
U.S.A., 2012, 93 min, color
Director Marshall Lewy’s second feature film tells the tale of washed-up rocker Lachlan MacAldonich, played by Robert Carlyle. Once a guitar player for a famous rock band, MacAldonich now lives a humble life in a dingy apartment in California, while working on an organic farm. After he is arrested for drunk driving, Lachlan is threatened by possible deportation: the only way he can avoid it is by proving that his departure would cause severe hardship on a loved one. The situation forces MacAldonich to dig up the past and face some relationships that he thought would never resurface.