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Sundance 2007 preview: New Frontier

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January 18 to 28, 2007
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Artist Spotlight: Pierre Huyghe a collection of short films by the French multimedia artist rarely seen outside of museum or art gallery contexts.

The Last Dining Table (South Korea), directed and written by Gyeong-Tae Roh, an evocation of the issues of environmental pollution and family values decay in a minimalist/surrealist style.

Offscreen (Denmark), directed by Christoffer Boe and written by Boe and Knud Romer Jorgensen, about an actor making an intensely private home movie about himself. World premiere.

Phantom Love (U.S.), directed by Nina Menkes, a surreal tale about the personal liberation of a woman trapped in a family. Shot in Los Angeles and Rishikesh, India. World premiere.

Slipstream (U.S.), directed and written by Anthony Hopkins, about a man thrown into a vortex where time, dreams and reality converge. Hopkins appears in the film along with Stella Aaroyave, Michael Clarke Duncan, Fionnula Flanagan, Gavin Grazer, Camryn Manheim, Kevin McCarthy, S. Epaiha Merkerson, Lisa Pepper, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Tambor, Aaron Tucker and John Turturro. World premiere.

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (France), directed by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, for which 17 Super-35mm Scope-format cameras focused exclusively on the soccer star Zinedine Zidane.

SUNDANCE COLLECTION
River's Edge (U.S.), director Tim Hunter and screenwriter Neal Jimenez's 1986 study of alientated teens, with Crispin Glover and Keanu Reeves.

X: The Unheard Music (U.S.), W.T. Morgan's 1987 documentary about the L.A. punk band X.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
The Last Mimzy (U.S.), directed by Bob Shaye and written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich, about two children who discover a mysterious box of “toys.” World premiere.

Autism Every Day (U.S.), directed by Lauren Thierry, a documentary about families with autistic children. World premiere.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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