2013 Sundance Wrap Up from Artistic Director Michael Lerman

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Just got back from the Sundance Film Festival and I’m happy to report that there are some great things in store for filmgoers this year. After many sleepless nights, long hours in lines and some plowing through screeners in front of my laptop, I’ve managed to sift through 90+ movies. Some incredible gems, some duds, plenty of things I’m excited to follow up with and hopefully bring to Philly in the fall. What will make the cut? You’ll just have to wait and see. But, in the meantime, there are some great Sundance hits just around the corner. This spring will see the release of Shane Carruth’s eagerly anticipated and beautifully enigmatic Upstream Color, his second feature since he won Sundance with his time-travel masterpiece Primer. Slated for a March release, Upstream Color is a major piece of cinema that is not to be missed.

Other amazing films that you can see very shortly include Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void, Dave Grohl’s Sound City and Pablo Larrain’s No. And let’s not forget two-time PFF alum Ben Wheatly’s new feature Sightseers, a horror-comedy hit that took Sundance by storm, and Sarah Polley’s beautifully touching documentary Stories We Tell, which we will be highlighting in April in our new monthly Passport to World Cinema series at the Gershman Y.

There are plenty of other Sundance surprises in store for PFF attendees, so stay tuned for more…

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