The Sundance Film Festival 2013 is back again this January in Park City, Utah with the objective of introducing the world to the new crop of filmmaking talent. It is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States and garners immense curiosity and interest among the film loving crowd.
Among the dozens of movies that are generating enough heat to raise the mercury in the freezing Park City here is a brief introduction to five of the most talked about films.
1. Before Midnight – Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are back as Jesse and Celine in the third installment of the love story after Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
2. Fruitvale – This movie is based on a real event that took place in 2009, the story revolves around the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young Bay Area man who was shot and killed by a police officer on New Year’s Day. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Micheal B Jordon stars in this movie.
3. Don Jon’s Addiction – This movie is about a young man obsessed with online porn, whose ways of self loving changes with the arrival of Scarlett Johansson in his life. The writer and director of the movie Joseph Gordon Levitt stars in the role of the protagonist. The tickets of this movie, one of the favorites this year, are already sold out.
4. The Way, Way Back – Steve Carrell’s $10 million comedy about a 14-year-old boy played by Liam James (of The Killing) and his friendship with the manager of a water park and some of his staffers.
5. Kill Your Darlings – The movie had been in news for a while because of a steamy sex scene featuring Daniel Radcliffe with another man, but that is not all there is to the movie. In this drama about the beginning of the Beat Generation, Daniel ‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe plays the role of the late gay poet Allen Ginsberg during his college days.