Thursday, August 14, 2008

Discovery Films Announced

The festival announced the lineup for the Discovery programme, which focuses on new directors. Films include:

  • $9.99, from Tatia Rosenthal, a stop-motion animated film with voices by Geoffrey Rush and Anthony LaPaglia.
  • Gigantic, from Matt Aselton, starring Paul Dano, John Goodman, and Zooey Deschanel (who has been here before with Winter Passing -
  • Lovely, Still from Nik Fackler, with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, and Elizabeth Banks (who is also in the festival this year with Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno).
  • Lymelife, from Derick Martini, starring Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon, and Kieran Culkin (but, apparently, no Macaulay or any additional Culkin siblings).
  • The Stoning of Soraya M, from Cyrus Nowrasteh, starring Shohreh Aghdashloo (24, House of Sand and Fog).
  • What Doesn't Kill You, from Brian Goodman, starring Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Donnie Wahlberg, and Amanda Peet (who I last saw at the festival in Griffin and Phoenix -

Full press release is here:


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