2018 SUNDANCE SURPRISE SCREENING?
We are only a few days into the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and have already seen some really great films. Every year, Adam and I guess what “Surprise Screening” Sundance will show us at the Park City Library venue. Well, this year we decided to share our Top 5 guesses for Jan 23. Last year we were treated to an early screening of Jordan Peele‘s horror thriller GET OUT. The year before was Dexter Fletcher‘s underdog sports comedy EDDIE THE EAGLE. The year before that was the Wachowski‘s action sci-fi JUPITER ASCENDING.
This year we are looking forward to another memorable screening and came up with several options.
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 18th to 28th. For ticket info and a look at the entire lineup, CLICK HERE!
Released By: Paramount Pictures
Directed By: Alex Garland
Synopsis: A biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.
Released By: Amazon Studios & STX Entertainment
Directed By: Nash Edgerton
Synopsis: An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth – or two steps ahead?
Released By: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Directed By: Wes Anderson
Cast: Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Greta Gerwig, F. Murray Abraham, Liev Schreiber, Frank Wood, Fisher Stevens, Courtney B. Vance, Yoko Ono, Ken Watanabe
Synopsis: ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Released By: Netflix
Directed By: Duncan Jones
Synopsis: Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
Released By: N/A
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Synopsis: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
Ava DuVernay‘s Fantasy Adventure
Gareth Evans‘ Thriller
Ryan Coogler‘s Action Adventure
Michael and Peter Spierig‘s Fantasy Horror
David Robert Mitchell‘s Crime Thriller