1992 Sundance Film Festival

The 1992 Sundance Film Festival continued to bring to its audiences the very best in cinema from around the world. Among the discoveries from this festival: MISSISSIPPI MASALA, EDWARD II and NIGHT ON EARTH. The Competition was also particularly rich with an eclectic variety of the very best in American Independent Film: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, BROTHER'S KEEPER, INNOCENTS ABROAD, GAS FOOD AND LODGING, POISON IVY, RESEVOIR DOGS and THE WATERDANCE. Sundance also honored two truly great filmmakers with retrospectives: Stanley Kubrick (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, LOLITA, PATHS OF GLORY, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) and the maverick Chinese cinematographer/director Xhang Yimou (JU DOU, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, YELLOW EARTH). British Cinema was also honored at this Festival, the Discovery Program of short films was presented, and the first Piper-Heidseick Award for Independent Vision was presented to John Turturro.

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects

Brother’s Keeper

Audience Award: Documentary

The Waterdance

Audience Award: Dramatic


Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic

Shoot for the Contents

Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary

A Brief History of Time

Filmmaker Trophy Documentary


Filmmaker Trophy Dramatic

A Brief History of Time

Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Finding Christa

Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

In the Soup

Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

In the Soup

Special Jury Prize for Acting

The Hours and Times

Special Jury Recognition

My Crasy Life

Special Jury Recognition

The Waterdance

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Stephanie Black

Documentary Competition Juror

William Greaves

Documentary Competition Juror

Isaac Julien

Documentary Competition Juror

Berenice Reynaud

Documentary Competition Juror

Beth B

Dramatic Competition Juror

Callie Khouri

Dramatic Competition Juror

Alberto Garcia

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Geoffrey Gilmore

Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Robert Hawk

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Laurence Kardish

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Marian Luntz

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

B. Ruby Rich

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Lawrence Smith

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Norman Wang

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

John Cooper

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

2001: A Space Odyssey

901, after Forty-Five Years of Working

A Blink of Paradise

A Brief History of Time

A Clockwork Orange

Adorable Lies

Air Time


Anima Mundi


Backyard Movie

Birch Street Gym

Black and White

Brother’s Keeper




Color Adjustment: Blacks in Prime Time


Confession to Laura (Confesion a Laura)


Daily Rains


Death by Unnatural Causes

Deep Blues



Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Water

Edward II

Empire of the Moon

Fathers and Sons

Fifteenth Phase of the Moon

Finding Christa

Flames of Passion

Fool’s Fire

Gas, Food, and Lodging

Hallelujah Anyhow

Hardcore Home Movie

Hear My Song

Highway 61

Homo Videocus

In and Out of Time

In Search of our Fathers

In the Soup

Incident at Oglala

Innocents Abroad

Intimate Stranger

Into Your Guts

Island Memory

It’s Like Lies . . .

I’m British But . . .

Jo-Jo at the Gate of the Lions

Johnny Suede

Ju Dou

Jumpin at the Boneyard


Last Images of War

Latino Bar

Light Sleeper

Listen Carefully


London Kills Me



Media Darling

Memory Circus

Missing Parents

Mississippi Masala

Monster in a Box

My Crasy Life

Night on Earth

Old Well

One & Eight

Paths of Glory

Play is the Work of Children

Poison Ivy



Raise the Red Lantern

Recovering Silver

Red Sorghum


Reservoir Dogs


Revenge of the Occupant


Rock Soup

Rodney & Juliet

Salvation Guaranteed

Session Man

Shoot for the Contents

Six Point Nine

Some Divine Wind


Star Time

Stealing Altitude




Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Tater Tomater

Techqua Ikachi: Land - My Life

Thanksgiving Prayer

That Sinking Feeling

The Air Globes

The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez

The Godson

The Hours and Times

The Inland Sea

The Killing

The Kiss

The Last Harvest (La Ultima Siembra)

The Last Round Up

The Letters from Moab

The Living End

The Most Beautiful Breasts in the World

The Potato Hunter

The Room

The Tune

The Waterdance

The Wounding

There's No Place Like Homegirl

This is My Life

Through an Open Window

Two Lies

Vegas In Space

Venus Peter

Washing Machine Man

Where are We?: Our Trip through America

Without a Pass

Yellow Earth

Young Soul Rebels


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