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Sundance: Frontier Section

This year Ioncinema.com is covering the 2006 edition of the Sundance Film Festival LIVE from Park City, Utah. We’ll be on hand to cover the festival, and while we won’t be able to cover everything from A to Z: here is a comprehensive beforehand look at the selections in each of the festival’s sections.

January 19th to the 28th, 2006
Counting Down:

“A Darkness Swallowed”/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Betzy Bromberg) — A personal investigation of cellular memory, the film is a meditation of the evanescent traces of memory and loss.

“Cinnamon”/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Kevin Everson) — This experimental feature film provides a glimpse into the world of black drag racing with the story that contrasts the consistent routine of a bank teller and mechanic as they prepare for the sport. World premiere

“Old Joy”/U.S. (Director: Kelly Reichardt; screenwriters: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt) — The story of two old friends who reunite for a weekend camping trip in Oregon’s Cascade mountain range. As they move through the landscapes, they move through confusion, sudden insight and spiritual battles. World premiere

“Pine Flat”/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Sharon Lockhart) — An intimate portrait of a town’s children set in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Both an anthropological look at youth and a meditation on solitude, nature, socialization and the line between fact and fiction. World premiere

“Wild Tigers I Have Known”/U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Cam Archer) — A lyrical coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school. World premiere

Frontier Live

“Our Second Date”/U.S. (artists: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy) — The McCoy’s latest installation is a miniature movie set geared for live robotic cinema that puts the production, postproduction and exhibition of a film all in one room.

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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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