by Eric Lavallee, published on November 19, 2009|
The Sundance selection committee headed by 1st term Festival Director John Cooper are probably butting heads, making and breaking dreams as I publish this. Official selections are less than 2 weeks away, so I figure, as I do every year, that I'll have some fun predicting what'll be watching/covering 2 months from now. If the tradition of nurturing the new generation of filmmakers and bringing back old family members from previous editions continues, most of my predictions (at least half of the 45 I'll name) should materialize. Instead of one massive document, I'm going to publish this big reveal in 9 easy steps over the next four days with one recap, so bare with me. Below you'll find: brief intros, a percentile forecast on the chances of seeing the actual title in Salt Lake/Park City and quick links. Let me know what you think of the selections, and what films out of the batch you'd most want to see.
2012: Time For Change - Seeing that the festival is also a premiere destination for documentary films, and as of late, of the eco-friendly kind, I'm thinking that Joao G. Amorim's docu tying in Mayan's doomsday calendar date with ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture might have a chance at a slot not because of the infusion of animated bits, but because it explores the duel notions alongside Daniel Pinchbeck and several talking heads including celebs Ellen Page, David Lynch and Sting. Sundance Selection Forecast: 10% Chance. Slim, because the docu sections are extremely selective.