Sundance DVD coming

Sundance.jpgTo celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, Sundance are to release a DVD with some of the movies from the festivals of the past and a nice fat extras disc. From Entertainment Insiders:

…a collection of ten movies plus a special features disc with new interviews and behind-the-scenes Sundance Institute labs and festival footage. “Sundance Film Festival Collection”…All net proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Sundance Institute to further its mission of discovering and developing independent artists and audiences. The collection will be available November 22, 2005.

“What better way to celebrate Sundance Institute’s 25th anniversary than to share a collection of independent films that truly captures the spirit and creative diversity of the Sundance Film Festival and our Filmmakers Labs,” said Sundance Institute President and founder Robert Redford.

So what are the ten films on the DVD I hear you ask? Glad you asked, some great titles actually…

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1988) Directed by Stephen Soderbergh…Audience Award…1989.
Clerks (1993) Directed by Kevin Smith…Filmmakers Trophy…1994.
The Usual Suspects (1994) Directed by Bryan Singer….screened at the 1995…Festival.
Smoke Signals (1997) Directed by Chris Eyre. Eyre developed the film at the 1995 Sundance Institute Filmmakers lab and won the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy…1998.
American Movie (1999) Directed by Chris Smith….Grand Jury prize…1999.
Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Peirce developed the film at the 1997 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab.
In the Bedroom (2000) Directed by Todd Field. Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek were given Special Jury Prizes…2001.
Real Women Have Curves (2002) Directed by Patricia Cardoso…Grand Jury Prize…2002.
Capturing the Friedmans (2002) Directed by Andrew Jarecki….Grand Jury Prize 2003.
American Splendor (2002) Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini…Grand Jury Prize 2003.

There’s also a nice extra DVD packed with extras, as well as a booklet and superb packaging.

Interviews with Sundance founder Robert Redford
Scenes from Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab sessions where two films included in the collection were developed
A documentary of the Sundance Institute
Filmmaker interviews

If you can’t wait to get your hands on it…

The DVD Collection will be available for sale at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah from January 19 – 29, 2006 and its online store at…

I think it sounds a damn good collectable DVD that actually has a lot of decent movies on it. Thoughts anyone?

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