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1991 Sundance Film Festival

The 1991 Sundance Film Festival proved as eclectic and exciting as ever. In addition to the highly anticipated Competition films, the festival offered something for everyone. In 1991, Sundance presented retrospectives of some truly great filmmakers, including Michael Powell (A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, GONE TO EARTH) of the legendary British Powell and Pressburger directing team. Powell died in 1991. Also saluted was the great maverick American director Robert Altman (MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER, NASHVILLE, TANNER '88) whose subsequent films like THE PLAYER and READY TO WEAR earned him more commercial prominence. Also featured in 1991 was a special section of Japanese Cinema, films from Latin America, and a special section devoted to the history of character animation. Some notable discoveries from this year: THE GRIFTERS, CITY OF HOPE, POISON, SLACKER, STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN, AMERICAN DREAM and PARIS IS BURNING.


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