Sundance: Watch three movies at home with fest's VOD plans
Sorry you missed out on this year’s Sundance Film Festival? Well all is not lost. The Utah-based indie gathering has launched a video-on-demand initiative for the first time where you can watch three movies that debuted in the snowy Park City confines in the comfort of your own home. None of the titles are the star-studded projects generating all the buzz but they are worth checking out if you have a hankering for indie film. While it is possible to see the work from British director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People), you’re not going to get his controversial ultra-violent spectacle The Killer Inside Me, but rather his documentary The Shock Doctrine, which will debut today at Sundance. The sociopolitical film, which he co-directed with Mat Whitcross, is based on Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, subtitled The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Also available for viewing for the next month on the country’s largest cable systems are Benny and Josh Safdie’s poignant comedy Daddy Longlegs, which premiered at the festival on January 22. Check out LA Times’ critic Betsy Sharkey’s review here on this charming, and equally terrifying, take about an ill-equipped dad who tries to fill the two weeks a year he spends with his kids with enough adventure to last the rest of the year. Unfortunately, he’s not very good at the basic rearing aspects of parenthood.You can find the trailer here. The third title is from Canadian director Daniel Grou. His drama 7 Days, the story of a doctor who embarks on a revenge quest after his daughter is brutally raped and murdered, debuted in Sundance’s midnight program on January 22. Here is the trailer.