2009 Sundance Film Festivalby jakobdjensen | created - 31 Jan 2016 | updated - 31 Jan 2016 | Public
A list of the films screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. A good place to start is with "Moon," "An Education," and "Adventureland."
Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - We Live in Public Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - The Maid (La Nana) Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - Rough Aunties
Audience Award: Documentary - The Cove Audience Award: Dramatic - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - Afghan Star World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - An Education
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1. Art & Copy (2009)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »
2. Boy Interrupted (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »
3. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,846 | Gross: $0.87M
8. The Horse Boy (2009)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.
Votes: 649 | Gross: $0.16M
12. Sergio (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A look at the life and work of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and the rescue operation when he was trapped and injured by a bomb explosion at UN headquarters in Baghdad.
16. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. The New York Times called him "the most hated and most loved lawyer in America." His clients included Martin Luther ... See full summary »
Votes: 290 | Gross: $0.06M
18. Amreeka (2009)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama
A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.
Votes: 3,335 | Gross: $0.62M
21. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.
Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $0.03M
23. Dare (2009)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.
24. Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
25. The Greatest (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.
Votes: 8,350 | Gross: $0.12M
27. Paper Heart (2009)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.
Votes: 7,953 | Gross: $1.27M
28. Peter and Vandy (2009)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
'Peter and Vandy' is a love story told out of order. Set in Manhattan, the story shifts back and forth in time, juxtaposing Peter and Vandy's romantic beginnings with the twisted, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,429 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Push (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
Votes: 102,040 | Gross: $31.81M
30. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 29,989 | Gross: $2.53M
31. Taking Chance (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, War
34. Afghan Star (2009)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.
Votes: 921 | Gross: $0.10M
36. Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008)
Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News
Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.
Votes: 2,274 | Gross: $0.05M
37. The End of the Line (I) (2009)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.
38. The Glass House (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. Finding Home follows four girls striving to pull themselves ... See full summary »
Director: Hamid Rahmanian
40. Let's Make Money (2008)
110 min | Documentary
Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.
41. Nollywood Babylon (2008)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, is the third-largest in the world--an unstoppable economic and cultural force that has taken the continent by storm and is now bursting beyond the ... See full summary »
44. The Queen and I (2008)
90 min | Documentary
Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.
45. Quest for Honor (2009)
63 min | Documentary