American Spectrum screenings

Sundance section lines up pix

Following is a list of films to be screened in the American Spectrum section of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival:

  • “Backroads,” directed by Shirley Cheechoo, a Native American period piece about a criminal case.

  • “Beat,” directed by Gary Walkow (“The Trouble With Dick,” “Notes From Underground’), a look at the fateful trip of writer William Burroughs (Kiefer Sutherland) and his wife (Courtney Love) from New York to Mexico City in the early ’50s.

  • “Dropping Out,” directed by Mark Osborne, a comedy about a down-and-out guy pursued by a filmmaker who wants to record his suicide.

  • “Groove,” directed by Greg Harrison, a “Nashville” of the San Francisco rave scene.

  • “Intern,” directed by Michael Lange, a spoof of the New York fashion world starring Kirsten Dunst and a host of celebs in cameos.

  • “Could Be Worse!,” directed by Zachary Stratis, a zany tale about a young man making a documentary musical about his squabbling Greek-American family.

  • “Lush,” directed by Mark Gibson, a picaresque tale in which alcoholic golfer Campbell Scott and suicidal lawyer Jared Harris go on a bender in New Orleans. Produced by the “Suture” team of Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

  • “The Opportunist,” directed by Myles Connell, about an Irish kid’s arrival in Brooklyn. With Christopher Walken.

  • “Panic,” directed by Henry Bromell, an offbeater with hitman Bill Macy hooking up with Neve Campbell in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Also featuring Tracey Ullmann and Donald Sutherland.

  • “Punks,” directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, billed as the first all black-and-gay music-driven film.

  • “Shadow Magic,” directed by Ann Hu, a period Chinese story that is 80% in Mandarin, with Jared Harris as a British photographer in China at the beginnings of the local film industry.

  • “A Sign From God,” directed by Greg Watkins, a digitally shot take on the story of Job written by and starring Caveh Zahedi.

  • “Snow Days,” directed by Adam Marcus, a romantic comedy that won the top prize the recent AFI/L.A. Film Festival.

  • “Spring Forward,” directed by Tom Gilroy, a character piece starring Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber as two city park employees. Initially showed at the Toronto Film Festival in a longer version.

  • “Two Family House,” directed by Raymond DeFelitta, an interracial family story set in ’50s Staten Island.

  • “The Woman Chaser,” directed by Robinson Devor, a black comedy that premiered at the New York Film Festival.

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