#12. California Solo – Marshall Lewy
Sundance tends to add films to their line-up that have a musical element — it could allow for a film like California Solo, a drama toplined by Robert Carlyle to make the cut. Produced by Mynette Louie (Children of Invention), Marshall Lewy’s sophomore pic could crack the U.S Dramatic Comp or Premieres category line-up. A fierce perf from Carlyle could help secure a spot.
Gist: A former Britpop rocker (Carlyle) who now works on an organic farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for 20 years. In his efforts to stay in the U.S., he must confront the past and current demons in his life.