Sundance Film Festival award winners 2008by vaneheraz | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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1. Sleep Dealer (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.
Votes: 6,194 | Gross: $0.08M
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
2. Fuel (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary
Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »
Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.17M
3. The Wackness (2008)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.
Votes: 29,338 | Gross: $2.08M
5. Ballast (2008)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A drama set in the Mississippi delta, where one man's suicide affects three people's lives.
Votes: 2,167 | Gross: $0.08M
Directing Award: Dramatic Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic
6. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,651 | Gross: $0.06M
7. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.
Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.03M
8. Trouble the Water (2008)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.
Votes: 1,872 | Gross: $0.52M
9. Frozen River (2008)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama
A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. A nearby Indian territory stretches across the border to Canada with a drivable frozen river between. Smugling?
Votes: 23,912 | Gross: $2.51M
12. Choke (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Votes: 30,718 | Gross: $2.93M
13. Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.
14. Re-cycle (2006)
R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A writer wants to get a glimpse of some genuine supernatural occurrences while doing research for a novel, but her experiences lead her down a dark path as she witnesses vivid hallucinations and begins to lose her grip on reality.
17. The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Drama
Vanessa Beecroft is obsessively determined to adopt Sudanese twin orphans. Her consuming passion drives her marriage to a breaking point and fuels her controversial art, raising troubling ... See full summary »
18. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Votes: 50,248 | Gross: $2.96M
19. The King of Ping Pong (2008)
107 min | Drama
Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
20. I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
21. Blue Eyelids (2007)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.