Sundance Film Festival Premieres 2016by claire-howson | created - 03 Apr 2016 | updated - 03 Apr 2016 | Public
Sundance Film Festival Premieres 2016
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1. The Innocents (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History
1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.
Votes: 8,061 | Gross: $1.06M
3. Captain Fantastic (2016)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Votes: 161,425 | Gross: $5.88M
5. Complete Unknown (2016)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery
As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.
Votes: 5,235 | Gross: $0.17M
6. Frank & Lola (2016)
Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.
8. The Hollars (2016)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.
Votes: 10,201 | Gross: $1.02M
9. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 88,506 | Gross: $5.20M
10. Indignation (2016)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.
Votes: 10,635 | Gross: $3.40M
12. Love & Friendship (2016)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally.
Votes: 21,284 | Gross: $14.01M
15. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 75,310 | Gross: $3.24M
16. Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
R | 105 min | Drama
Autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, two interracial lovers are swept up in the tides of history.
Votes: 991 | Gross: $0.03M
18. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy
A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.
Votes: 3,657 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 17,602 | Gross: $1.33M
21. Land of Mine (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, War
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
Votes: 28,701 | Gross: $0.44M
22. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 184,807 | Gross: $8.70M
23. Maggie's Plan (2015)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.
Votes: 14,412 | Gross: $3.35M
25. Rams (2015)
R | 93 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Votes: 11,079 | Gross: $0.14M
27. As You Are (2016)
110 min | Drama, Mystery
Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.
29. Christine (2016)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
Votes: 11,445 | Gross: $0.30M
32. Goat (2016)
R | 96 min | Drama
Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
Votes: 6,841 | Gross: $0.02M
33. The Intervention (I) (2016)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
Votes: 5,255 | Gross: $0.03M
34. Joshy (2016)
R | 93 min | Comedy
After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs. Written and directed by Jeff Baena and featuring an ensemble cast of ... See full summary »
37. Other People (I) (2016)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
Votes: 7,806 | Gross: $0.09M
38. Southside with You (2016)
PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 7,310 | Gross: $6.30M
39. Spa Night (2016)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him.
Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.04M
40. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 92,696 | Gross: $4.21M
41. Tallulah (2016)
111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Manhattan housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.
42. White Girl (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama
Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.
Votes: 7,790 | Gross: $0.20M
45. Film Hawk (2017)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
Film Hawk is based on the life of Bob Hawk. The documentary traces his early years as a young gay child of a Methodist minister to his current career as a consultant on some of the most influential independent films of our time.
47. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)
TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography
An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
48. Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music