LEAKING SUNDANCE ’09?
Look forward to a blog post later this week or early next in which we print and comment upon the list of films accepted into this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And while word-of-mouth generally circulates that a few titles are in, for the most part filmmakers keep a lid on it until the list comes out. This year, however, leaks are occurring. Sean Means’s blog at the Chicago Tribune lists a few films that the filmmakers themselves have posted news of their acceptance. The blog for Cory McAbee’s Stingray Sam says that the director’s follow-up to The American Astronaut will be in the New Frontier section. Also, a number of blogs have reported that Scott Sanders’s blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite will be at the festival. It is described on the website like this:
This is the story of 1970’s action legend Black Dynamite. When “The Man” murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.
Finally, Means reports, the website for Isang Lahi: Pearls from the Orient tips their Sundance selection.