The weekend is usually the time when the best films are scheduled to be screened. Here are our picks:
Last Flag Flying (Screen 3, 10:30 am)
Richard Linklater is one of the most loved filmmaker of the indie circuit. This time he has a trio of talented actors – Steve Carell, Byran Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. His fans would hardly need any reason to watch this one.
Plot – Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.
Wonderstruck (Screen 4, 1:15 pm)
Todd Haynes adaptation of the popular novel seems to be a visual delight.
A Fantastic Woman (Screen 3, 3:30pm)
It’s one of the most celebrated movies of the festival circuit this year and touted to get the first significant acting for a transgender performer to Daniella Vega.
Plot – A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.
Loveless (Screen 3, 6:10 pm)
Andrey Zvyagintsev has marvelled one and all with this last film Leviathan. Well, his latest one is supposed to be equally good. Here’s Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw calling Zvyagintsev’s film ‘another masterpiece in this apocalyptic study of a failed marriage and the subsequent disappearance of a child’
Brigsy Bear (Screen 5, 11:50 am)
One of the most quirky films at the festival, this one should be a stress-reliever going by its story.
Plot – The show “Brigsby Bear Adventures” is a children’s television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope’s life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself. To do that, he must learn how to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.
I am not a witch (Screen 2, 3:30 pm)
Considered to be one of the most strikingly original debuts of this year, the film is about an 8 year-old girl in Zambia who’s convicted of being a witch and sent to a camp in the desert.
Quest (Screen 5, 7:45 pm)
It seems like one of those documentaries from recent times that are making the boundary between fiction and real rather thin.
Plot – Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.
Kaccha Limbu (Screen 3, 8:30 pm)
One of the most critically acclaimed marathi films of the year, it’s about a chawl dwelling Marathi couple’s struggle to bring up their child with special needs.
The Florida Project (Screen 2, 4:30 pm)
Tangerine filmmaker Sean Baker’s Florida Project has been winning hearts and awards throughout the world. It’s definitely one of the top 5 movies to watch at the festival this year.
Good Time (Screen 2, 7:30 pm)
Held as a bitterly realistic drama, this one is another totally unmissable film of the festival.
Plot – After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.
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Beach Rats (Screen 6, 2:50 pm)
Plot – A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.
Awards – Best Director at Sundance Film Festival
All the movies that will be playing on Day 3 at this venue are worth a watch.
Registered delegates might as well travel to other venues as there seems to be nothing worth a watch at this venue on Day 3.
Nothingwood (Screen 2, 5:10 pm)
One of those documentaries which are as entertaining as feature films. The subject here is filmmaking itself.
Plot – On a trip to the Kabul area, Salim Shaheen, a prolific filmmaker from Afghanistan, shows several of his 110 films and, decides to shoot his next project while he is there