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Sundance Film Festival: The full Premieres list
Movies » 29 titles in the Premieres and Documentary Premieres categories.


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"Anita" » Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock ("Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision") profiles Anita Hill, the attorney-turned-academic whose 1991 charges of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas ignited a firestorm that brought national attention to sexual poliitcs and prompted debate internationally to this day.

"History of the Eagles" » Director Alison Ellwood ("Magic Trip," Sundance ‘11) tells the 40-year story of The Eagles — using never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and new interviews with all current and former band members.

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"The Crash Reel," » Director Lucy Walker ("Devil’s Playground," Sundance ‘02; "Waste Land" and "Countdown to Zero," Sundance ‘10; "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," Sundance ‘12) profiles snowboarder Kevin Pearce, whose longtime rivalry with Shaun White and his dreams of Olympic glory were cut short by a devastating crash on the Park City halfpipe on Dec. 31, 2009. The movie documents Pearce’s career, and his slow recovery from traumatic brain injury. Salt Lake City Gala Film.

"Linsanity" » NBA star Jeremy Lin’s life, from high-school champ and Harvard player to undrafted pro and phenom media magnet, is chronicled by director Evan Leong.

"Pandora’s Promise" » Nuclear power, now championed by environmentalists who once condemned it, is the focus of this documentary by director Robert Stone ("Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst," Sundance ‘04; "Earth Days," Sundance ‘09).

"Running From Crazy" » Model/actress Mariel Hemingway looks into her family history of mental illness and suicide — which famously claimed her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway — in search of a way to overcome a similar fate. Directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County, U.S.A.," "American Dream").

"Sound City" » Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl makes his directorial debut, telling the story of Sound City, America’s greatest unsung recording studio, and the lost art of analog recording in a digital world. Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Trent Reznor, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and Kevin Cronin (R.E.O. Speedwagon) are among the musicians interviewed.

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" » Director Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Sundance ‘05; "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson," Sundance ‘08; "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," Sundance ‘10) tells the story of WikiLeaks, whose Internet disclosures of government secrets signaled either a new era of transparancy or the start of a new information war.

"When I Walk" » (U.S., Canada) Filmmaker Jason DaSilva chronicles his own day-to-day struggle with multiple sclerosis, and profiles others with the disease.

"Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" » Journalist Sebastian Junger salutes Tim Hetherington, the tireless war photographer and co-director (with Junger) of the documentary "Restrepo" (Sundance ‘10), who was killed covering the uprising in Libya.


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"The World According to Dick Cheney" » A multi-layered examination of the former vice president’s life, his rise to power, and his still-controversial view of the world — as told through interviews both with Cheney and his allies. Directed by R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," Sundance ‘09) and Greg Finton.

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