Sundance 2018

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2018 Sundance Film Festival official selections

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1. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 31,221 | Gross: $2.86M

2. Blaze (2018)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 1,908 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 19,390 | Gross: $4.33M

4. Burden (I) (2018)

129 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director: Andrew Heckler | Stars: Austin Hébert, Andrea Riseborough, Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 211

5. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 5,990

6. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | 96 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood, Libya Pugh

Votes: 9,681

7. Lizzie (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jeff Perry, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $0.64M

8. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

69 Metascore

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler

Votes: 14,551 | Gross: $0.90M

9. Monsters and Men (2018)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chanté Adams

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $0.50M

10. Nancy (2018)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.

Director: Christina Choe | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo

Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $0.08M

11. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 45,743 | Gross: $17.49M

12. The Tale (2018)

TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

90 Metascore

A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Frances Conroy, Jason Ritter

Votes: 11,731

13. Tyrel (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Tyler, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Trust Arancio, Nicolas Arze, Max Born

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Wildlife (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

Director: Paul Dano | Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Travis W Bruyer

Votes: 16,664 | Gross: $1.03M

15. Bisbee '17 (2018)

PG | 112 min | Documentary, Western

87 Metascore

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

Director: Robert Greene | Stars: Mike Anderson, Charles Bethea, Ken Boe, Benjamin Joel Caron

Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Crime + Punishment (2018)

112 min | Documentary

88 Metascore

A group of brave NYPD officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Director: Stephen Maing | Stars: Manuel 'Manny' Gomez, Sandy Gonzales, Rukia Lumumba

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Dark Money (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. ... See full summary »

Director: Kimberly Reed | Stars: Jon Tester, Debra Bonogofsky, Jim Peterson, Ellie Hill

Votes: 696 | Gross: $0.21M

18. The Devil We Know (2018)

95 min | Documentary

A group of citizens in West Virginia challenges a powerful corporation to be more environmentally responsible.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Bucky Bailey, Melinda Bailey, Joe Kiger

Votes: 556

19. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama.

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins, RaMell Ross

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $0.11M

21. Inventing Tomorrow (2018)

87 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats - found right in their own backyards - while ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Nix

Votes: 106

22. The Price of Free (2018)

92 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of how Kailash Satyarthi launched a built a global movement to rescue children from slavery.

Director: Derek Doneen | Stars: Asmita, Swati Jha, Sumedha Kailash, Arshad Mehdi

Votes: 74

23. Kusama: Infinity (2018)

Unrated | 76 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

Director: Heather Lenz | Star: Yayoi Kusama

Votes: 557 | Gross: $0.36M

24. The Last Race (2018)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Sport

77 Metascore

A sumptuous Sundance doc depicting the Long Island birthplace of stock car racing where only one track remains. Located on prime real estate, the real tors are circling. The property is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dweck | Stars: Marty Berger, Barbara Cromarty, Jim Cromarty, Bob Finan

Votes: 162 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 5,533 | Gross: $0.01M

26. On Her Shoulders (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Simone Monasebian, Michelle Rempel

Votes: 324 | Gross: $0.03M

27. O (II) (2017)

Animation, Short

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Directors: Mario Radev, Chiara Sgatti

Votes: 7

28. A Night at the Garden (2017)

7 min | Documentary, Short, History

Archival footage of an American Nazi rally that attracted 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in 1939, shortly before the beginning of World War 2.

Director: Marshall Curry | Star: Fritz Kuhn

Votes: 1,194

29. 306 Hollywood (2018)

94 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

When two siblings undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother's house, they embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.

Directors: Elan Bogarín, Jonathan Bogarín | Stars: Sherry Anthony, Ruby Berube, Nicole Bloomfield, Elan Bogarín

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.02M

30. A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018)

R | 89 min | Romance

65 Metascore

On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams - while he pushes her to discover hers.

Director: Qasim Basir | Stars: Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton

Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.10M

31. A Kid Like Jake (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Family

60 Metascore

Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.

Director: Silas Howard | Stars: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 2,116 | Gross: $0.04M

32. A Polar Year (2018)

94 min | Adventure, Drama

A teacher in Denmark takes a job in rural Greenland where he struggles to fit in with the locals.

Director: Samuel Collardey | Stars: Anders Hvidegaard, Asser Boassen, Thomasine Jonathansen, Gert Jonathansen

Votes: 144

33. A Woman Captured (2017)

89 min | Documentary

A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.

Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter | Stars: Marish, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

Votes: 340

34. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."

Director: Jim Hosking | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry

Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Anote's Ark (2018)

77 min | Documentary

A look at the devastating effects that climate change has on the people living on Kiribati, a low-lying atoll in the Pacific.

Director: Matthieu Rytz

Votes: 78

36. Aria (III) (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old, Aria working at the local kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father.

Director: Myrsini Aristidou | Stars: Audrey Giacomini, Chryssa Platsatoura, Takis Spyridakis, Yannis Stankoglou

Votes: 77

37. Arizona (2018)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Thriller

41 Metascore

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Director: Jonathan Watson | Stars: Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson

Votes: 5,198

38. Assassination Nation (2018)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descents and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef

Votes: 10,815 | Gross: $1.96M

39. Bad Reputation (2018)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

Documentary about rock star Joan Jett.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Eric Ambel, Billie Joe Armstrong, Gene Baur, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 603 | Gross: $0.15M

40. Beast (III) (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn, Trystan Gravelle

Votes: 7,755 | Gross: $0.80M

41. Beirut (2018)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra, Ania Josse

Votes: 15,786 | Gross: $5.02M

42. Believer (I) (2018)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary, Music

Imagine Dragons' Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah... See full summary »

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Dan Reynolds, Aja Volkman, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman

Votes: 683

43. Black (2016)

14 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A short life about astronauts in a space station.

Director: Tomasz Popakul

Votes: 16

44. Blue Christmas (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife's worsening psychosis at home.

Director: Charlotte Wells | Stars: Jamie Robson, Michelle Duncan, Lewis McGowan, Deborah Arnott

Votes: 12

45. Butterflies (2018)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik | Stars: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Tugce Altug, Serkan Keskin

Votes: 7,176

46. Careful How You Go (2018)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A darkly comic three part short film about malevolent women. Stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Daniel Rigby and Linda Bassett. Written and Directed by Emerald Fennell.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Linda Bassett, Sarah Daykin, Amy Morgan, Madeleine Power

Votes: 15

47. Cheer Up Baby (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale.

Director: Adinah Dancyger | Stars: Jason Giampietro, Fred Leeds, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Keith Poulson

Votes: 23

48. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of t