The most anticipated narrative feature film premieres at Sundance include:
From the creators of BAD SANTA (co-writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa) comes what is sure to be the blockbuster gay movie of 2009. I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is about a former Texas cop turned criminal (Jim Carrey) who falls in love with a fellow inmate (Ewan McGregor) in prison. The advance preview trailer makes it look like CHUCK & LARRY meets BROKEBACK. Since it’s premiering at Sundance, we’re feeling optimistic.
Shot in San Francisco’s Mission District Peter Bratt’s gay Latino drama, LA MISSION follows gay teen Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez) and his relationship with his tough guy Dad (Benjamin Bratt) who throws his son out of the house and then begins to grapple with his homophobia. The Bratt brothers were previously at Sundance with their uplifting road movie, FOLLOW ME HOME.
Keep an eye out as well for Stefano Tummolini’s Italian gay drama, ONE DAY IN A LIFE described in the Sundance catalog as: “a study of an ordinary day where an extraordinary thing happens—people are forced to slow down and become aware of the transformative pleasure of human contact.” (source)