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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: The Scorecard Before the Announcements

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: The Scorecard Before the Announcements

Later today, the Sundance Film Fest unveil their 2019 line-up. Taking a Thierry Fremaux Cannes approach, the fest will be annoucing their programming offerings in real time. For those who want to check out our prognosticates, you’ll find a simple checklist and of particular note, this upcoming fest should be especially sweet for a pair of 24 year-olds in Montana born Margaret Qualley and New Orleans born Kelvin Harrison Jr. Qualley who broke out in Park City with Novitiate and a supporting role in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, could be there with five films in Rhys Ernst’s Adam, Benedict Andrews’ Against All Enemies, Rashid Johnson’s Native Son, Jonathan Helpert’s Io and the American premiere to Tim Sutton’s Donnybrook. Harrison Jr. (got his Park City start with The Birth of a Nation) and had an epic fest last year with Monster, Assassination Nation and Monsters and Men, could potentially shore up with Nabil Elderkin’s Gully, Trey Edward Shults’ Waves, Julius Onah’s Luce and Alistair Banks Griffin’s The Wolf Hour. Announcements are made at 1 PM – PT.

The 20th Century – Mathew Rankin
1982 – Oualid Mouaness
Adam – Rhys Ernst
Against All Enemies – Benedict Andrews
After the Wedding – Bart Freundlich
All Light, Everywhere – Theo Anthony (Docu)
Always in Season – Jackie Olive / (docu)
The Art of Self Defense – Riley Stearns
Bad Hair – Justin Simien
The Beach Bum – Harmony Korine
The Beach House – Jeff Brown
The Best of Enemies – Robin Bissell
Blow the Man Down – Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy
Booksmart – Olivia Wilde
Born in China – Nanfu Wang, Lynn Zhang
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Chiwetel Ejiofor
Bull – Annie Silverstein
Colewell – Tom Quinn
Corporate Animals – Patrick Brice
Daniel Isn’t Real – Adam Egypt Mortimer
Dreamland – Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Driveways – Andrew Ahn
The Earthquake Bird – Wash Westmoreland
Eternal Beauty – Craig Roberts
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile – Joe Berlinger
The Farewell – Lulu Wang
Framing John DeLorean – Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
Fonzo – Josh Trank
Forgiveness – Elizabeth Stopford
Georgetown – Christoph Waltz
Gully – Nabil Elderkin
He Dreams of Giants – Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
High Flying Bird – Steven Soderbergh
Honey Boy – Alma Har’el
Honky Kong – Stephen Gurewitz
The Hottest August – Brett Story
Hra – Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Impeachment – Petra Costa
Initials S.G. – Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
IO – Jonathan Helpert
Jawline – Liza Mandelup
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Judy and Punch – Mirrah Foulkes
Kids – Maya Newell
The Kill Team – Dan Krauss
Knives and Skin – Jennier Reeder
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Joe Talbot
The Light House – Robert Eggers
Light of My Life – Casey Affleck
Love & Oatmeal – Petter Sattler
Luce – Julius Onah
The Lodge – Veronica Franz / Severin Fiala
Lying and Stealing – Matt Aselton
Maradona – Asif Kapadia
Monos – Alejandro Landes
The Mountain – Rick Alverson
Music – SIA
Mustang – Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
My Zoe – Julie Delpy
Native Son – Rashid Johnson
The Night Clerk – Michael Cristofer
The Nightingale – Jennifer Kent
Omniboat: A Fastboat Fantasia – Several Directors
One Man Dies a Million Times – Jessica Oreck
Only You – Jacob Estes
Palimpsest – Michael Tyburski
Photograph – Ritesh Batra
Porno – Keola Racela
The Procedure 2 (short) – Calvin Reeder
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project – Matt Wolf
The Red Sea Diving Resort – Gideon Raff
Roads – Sebastien Schipper
Russian American David Gutnik
Selah and the Spades – Tayarisha Poe
Share – Pippa Bianco
Shirley – Josephine Decker
Someone Great – Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Stupid Happy – Hannah Pearl Utt
Sulphur And White – Julian Jarrold
The Sunlit Night – David Wnendt
Swallow – Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Sweetheart – J.D. Dillard
Sword of Trust – Lynn Shelton
To the Stars – Martha Stephens
The Torture Report – Scott Z. Burns
Transgression – Babak Anvari
Tu Me Manques – Rodrigo Bellott
Two Againast Nature – Owen Kline
Untitled Alex Lehmann Duplass Brothers-Ray Romano Comedy
Untitled Christopher Morris Project
Untitled Miranda July Crime Drama
Untitled Noah Baumbach Comedy
Untitled Penny Lane – Religious Activism Documentary
Untitled Roger Ross Williams Apollo Theater Documentary
Waves – Trey Edward Shults
Wendy – Benh Zeitlin
Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Richard Linklater
The Wolf Hour – Alistair Banks Griffin
Zappa – Alex Winter

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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