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2012 Sundance Predictions: Marshall Lewy’s California Solo

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.

#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.

Producer: Mynette Louie (Children of Invention)
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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