The Sundance Film Festival recently announced the first round of programming, and we have the first images from a few of the movies playing in the U.S. Documentary Competition:
- 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film – Directed by Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, and Nina Kristic.
- After Tiller – Directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson.
- American Promise – Directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.
- Blackfish – Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27.
99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film / U.S.A. (Directors: Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Kristic) — The Occupy movement erupted in September 2011, propelling economic inequality into the spotlight. In an unprecedented collaboration, filmmakers across America tell its story, digging into big picture issues as organizers, analysts, participants and critics reveal how it happened and why.
After Tiller / U.S.A. (Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson) — Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four doctors in the country provide late-term abortions. With unprecedented access, After Tiller goes inside the lives of these physicians working at the center of the storm.
American Promise / U.S.A. (Directors: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson) — This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
Blackfish / U.S.A. (Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite) — Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
Click here for all of our 2013 Sundance Film Festival coverage thus far.