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Sundance trailer of the day: ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ [video]

Today’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival trailer has an air of mystery about it, as filmmaker Gregg Araki explores the adjustments in a teen girl’s life after the disappearance of her mother.

"I was 17 when my mother disappeared," intones Kat (Shailene Woodley) in the trailer for "White Bird in a Blizzard." "Like one day she was there — cleaning, making dinner, scowling at me with her feather duster. And the next, she was gone."

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The film, based on Laura Kasischke’s novel, follows Kat as she comes into her own as a young woman before her mother (Eva Green) disappears — and continues showing Kat’s life with her father (Christopher Meloni) after Mom is gone.

The cast includes Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe and Thomas Jane.

Araki is practically a fixture at Sundance, with his films "The Living End" (SFF ‘92), "Totally F***ed Up" (SFF ‘94), "The Doom Generation" (SFF ‘95), "Nowhere" (SFF ‘97), "Splendor" (SFF ‘99), "Mysterious Skin" (SFF ‘05), "Smiley Face" (SFF ‘07) and "Kaboom" (SFF ‘11) all screening in Park City.

"White Bird in a Blizzard" debuts in the Premieres section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It’s first screening is Sunday, Jan. 20, at 9:45 p.m., at the Eccles Theatre in Park City.

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