Sundance 2014: U.S. Dramatic Competitionby IMDb-Editors | created - 31 Dec 2013 | updated - 09 Jan 2014 | Public
Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.
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2. Cold in July (2014)
R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
Votes: 33,397 | Gross: $0.41M
4. God's Pocket (2014)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.
Votes: 10,501 | Gross: $0.10M
5. Happy Christmas (2014)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
Votes: 7,503 | Gross: $0.03M
6. Hellion (2014)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »
Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A father struggling with bipolar disorder tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Votes: 14,568 | Gross: $1.43M
8. Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or ... See full summary »
9. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.
Votes: 11,242 | Gross: $0.62M
10. Life After Beth (2014)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.
Votes: 19,179 | Gross: $0.08M
11. Low Down (2014)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.
Votes: 1,832 | Gross: $0.04M
12. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Votes: 38,838 | Gross: $5.28M
13. The Sleepwalker (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
A young couple, Kaia and Andrew, are renovating Kaia's secluded family estate. Their lives are violently disrupted upon the unexpected arrival of Kaia's sister, Christine, and her fiancé, Ira.
15. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 676,839 | Gross: $13.09M