Sundance in Ogden films announced

Friday , December 12, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Nancy Van Valkenburg

OGDEN — The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has announced films coming to Ogden.

We’ll get 13 films in total, including eight films from the premiere category; two from documentary premieres; two in U.S. dramatic competition; and one from the Spotlight category.

One of our premiere titles will be announced next week. Learn about the schedule and the rest of our local Sundance selections, to be screened at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, below:

Jan. 24

• “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” (USA) 6:30 p.m. — A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky. US Dramatic competition.

• “’71” (United Kingdom), 9:30 p.m. — ’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971, and must survive the night alone and find his way to safety. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer. Spotlight.

Jan. 25

• “Racing Extinction” (USA) 3:30 p.m. — Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove”) assembles a unique team to show the world never-before-seen images that expose issues surrounding endangered species and mass extinction. US Documentary competition.

• “The End of the Tour” (USA), 6:30 p.m. — This story of the five-day 1996 interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and novelist David Foster Wallace explores the tenuous yet intense relationship that develops between journalist and subject. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer. Premiere.

Jan. 26

• “Mississippi Grind” (USA), 6:30 p.m. — Gerry is a talented poker player whose habit is getting the best of him. He convinces younger player Curtis to join him on a road trip, and they begin gambling their way toward a high-stakes game in New Orleans. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Alfre Woodard. Premiere.

Jan. 27

• “Prophet’s Prey” (USA), 6:30 p.m. — When Warren Jeffs rose to prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he bridged the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically justified rape, befuddling the moral compass of his entire congregation. Documentary premiere.

Jan. 28

• “Brooklyn” (United Kingdom) 6:30 p.m. — In 1950s Ireland, Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries, between duty and true love. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent. Premiere.

Jan. 29

• “Digging for Fire” (USA), 6:30 p.m. — The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. Cast: Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick. Premiere.

Jan. 30

• “Don Verdean” (USA), 6:30 p.m. — Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Amy Ryan, Danny McBride, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte. Premiere.

• Title to be announced, 9:30 p.m. Premiere.

Jan. 31

• “The Bronze” (USA), 3:30 p.m. — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Cast: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Cecily Strong. DAY ONE FILM. US Dramatic competition.

• “Last Days in the Desert” (USA), 6:30 p.m. (USA, dir. Rodrigo Garcia) — Ewan McGregor is Jesus — and the Devil — in an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds. Premiere.

• “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” 9:30 p.m.(USA, dir. Brett Haley) — A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old. Cast: Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman. Premiere.

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