Sundance Selects Gets 3 Films From 2010 Festival For VOD Platform1/08/2010 12:00 PM Eastern
The Sundance Selects video-on-demand pay platform will debut three films the same day they premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
On Friday, Jan. 22, making its North American premiere, is Daddy Longlegs (formerly known as Go Get Some Rosemary), Josh and Benny Safdie's autobiographical fairy tale and bittersweet comedy about the responsibilities of parenthood.
Also on Jan. 22, making its world premiere as part of the Park City at Midnight program, Daniel Grou's dark and gritty 7 Days (based on the best-selling novel Les 7 Jours du Talion) centers on a successful surgeon whose world is torn apart by the murder of his eight-year-old daughter.
Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' s socio-political documentary The Shock Doctrine will make its North American premiere simultaneously at the Sundance Film Festival and on-demand through Sundance Selects on Thursday, Jan. 28. Closely based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine seeks to explain the rise of disaster capitalism: the exploitation of moments of crisis in vulnerable countries by governments and big business.
Sundance Selects reaches about 40 million homes on major cable systems including Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, Time Warner, plus satellite provider Direct TV. It's owned by Rainbow Media. An offshoot of Rainbow's Sundance Channel, which was created with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, and run by IFC Films, the platform debuted in August 2009 with Spike Lee's Passing Strange The Movie.
Upcoming Sundance Selects releases include: Don Argott's documentary whodunit The Art Of The Steal, which chronicles the long, politically charged struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation (Feb. 24); Chris Wiatt's documentary A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures (January 2010) and Dominic Murphy's White Ligthnin' , which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 27).