Sundance Film Festival 2019by Col Needham | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
This is a list of all the movies I have seen from Sundance 2019, in chronological viewing order (see also the titles on my pre-festival interest list and my Top Picks list). Film #1 was seen before the festival; #2-#23 seen in Park City; and #24 onwards afterwards elsewhere.
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1. Birds of Passage (2018)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Votes: 6,747 | Gross: $0.51M
3. Native Son (2019)
TV-MA | 104 min | Drama
A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.
4. Apollo 11 (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Votes: 12,801 | Gross: $9.04M
5. The Farewell (I) (2019)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
Votes: 12,606 | Gross: $16.88M
8. The Report (I) (2019)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.
R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
10. Photograph (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.
Votes: 2,431 | Gross: $0.34M
11. The Sound of Silence (I) (2019)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.
12. Blinded by the Light (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
Votes: 9,013 | Gross: $11.90M
13. Official Secrets (2019)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Votes: 6,314 | Gross: $0.40M
17. Them That Follow (2019)
R | 98 min | Thriller
Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, a pastor's daughter holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.
Votes: 985 | Gross: $0.16M
18. The Nightingale (I) (2018)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Votes: 5,545 | Gross: $0.39M
19. The Tomorrow Man (2019)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.
Votes: 736 | Gross: $0.35M
20. Top End Wedding (2019)
113 min | Comedy, Romance
Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.
23. The Mustang (2019)
R | 96 min | Drama
The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.
Votes: 6,223 | Gross: $5.04M
24. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
25. Troop Zero (2019)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.
27. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
TV-PG | 113 min | Drama
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
29. The Brink (2019)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.
Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.11M
30. The Last Tree (2019)
98 min | Drama
After a happy childhood in the countryside, a teenager moves to London, where he must navigate an unfamiliar environment on his road to adulthood.
31. Greener Grass (2019)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy
Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.
32. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography
Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.
Votes: 507 | Gross: $0.30M
34. I Am Mother (2019)
TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.