1997 Sundance Film Festival

The 1997 Sundance Film Festival continued to attract crowds, international attention and an appreciative group of alumni filmmakers. Many of the Premiere filmmakers were returning directors (Errol Morris, Tom DiCillo, Victor Nunez, Gregg Araki, Kevin Smith), whose earlier, sometimes unknown, work had received a warm reception at Sundance. The Piper-Heidsieck tribute to independent vision went to actor/director Tim Robbins, and a major retrospective of the works of German New-Wave giant Rainer Werner Fassbinder was staged, with many of his original actors flown in for forums. It was a fitting tribute to both Fassbinder and the Festival and the ways that American independent cinema was indeed becoming international.

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects

Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer’s End

Audience Award Documentary

Hurricane

Audience Award Dramatic

Love Jones

Audience Award Dramatic

Licensed to Kill

Directing Award Documentary

Hurricane

Directing Award Dramatic

My America . . . or Honk if You Love Buddha

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

Hurricane

Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

Licensed to Kill

Filmmaker Trophy Documentary

In the Company of Men

Filmmaker Trophy Dramatic

Family Name

Freedom of Expression Award

Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary

Freedom of Expression Award

Girls Like Us

Grand Jury Prize Documentary

Sunday

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Deep Crimson

Honorable Mention Latin American Cinema

Syphon-Gun

Honorable Mention Latin American Cinema

Birdhouse

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Landscapes of Memory (O sertao das memorias)

Latin American Cinema Award

Man About Town

Short Filmmaking Award

House of Yes

Special Jury Prize for Acting

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Special Jury Recognition

Going All the Way

Special Recognition for Superb Production Design

Sunday

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
  

Joe Berlinger

Documentary Competition Juror

Jerret Engle

Documentary Competition Juror

Deborah Hoffmann

Documentary Competition Juror

Michael Lumpkin

Documentary Competition Juror

Lourdes Portillo

Documentary Competition Juror

Patrick Duncan

Dramatic Competition Juror

Giancarlo Esposito

Dramatic Competition Juror

Catherine Keener

Dramatic Competition Juror

Ellen Kuras

Dramatic Competition Juror

John Powers

Dramatic Competition Juror

Alfonso Cuarón

Latin American Cinema Juror

Ramiro Puerta

Latin American Cinema Juror

Helena Salem

Latin American Cinema Juror

Godfrey Cheshire

Short Film Competition Juror

Lisa Krueger

Short Film Competition Juror

Kate Williams

Short Film Competition Juror

Andrea Alsberg

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Robert Hawk

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Laurence Kardish

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

B. Ruby Rich

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Lisanne Skyler

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Lawrence Smith

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Laura Thielen

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Genevieve Villaflor

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Norman Wang

Competition Selection Advisory Committee Member

Geoffrey Gilmore

Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

John Cooper

Associate Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Trevor Groth

Assistant Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Lisa Viola

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Rebecca Yeldham

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

100 Proof

27

35 Miles from Normal

A Garden for Rio

A Healthy Baby Girl

A Hunter Called Memory

A Nation Is Coming

A Taste of Earth

A True Story (Yek Dastan-e Vaghe’i)

Acne

After

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

All of Them Witches (Sobrenatural)

All Over Me

Allen Ginsberg’s “Ballad of the Skeletons”

American Road

An Act of Conscience

Andre the Giant Has a Posse

Anita Liberty

Anna in the Sky

Aristotle’s Plot

Arresting Gena

Banzai Boys

Better Late

Birdhouse

Black & White & Red All Over

Black Circle Boys

Blackrock

Blacks and Jews

Blue City

Boot Camp

Box of Moonlight

Brassed Off

Breezeway

Bremen Freedom (Bremer Freiheit)

Buddha Bless America

Central Park

Chasing Amy

Children of the Revolution

Chronicle of a Disappearance

Colin Fitz

Common Bonds

Davey and Son of Goliath

Deep Crimson

Divinity Gratis

Down Rusty Down

Dream with the Fishes

East Side Story

Effi Briest (Fontane Effi Briest)

Eye of God

Family Name

Farewell, My Darling

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary

Finished

First Year

Fistful of Flies

Focus

Forgotten Warriors

Franchesca Page

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Frog Crossing

Gallivant

George B.

Girls Like Us

Going All the Way

Green Chimneys

Gridlock’d

Groomed

Happy Hour

Hide and Seek

His & Hers

House of America

House of Yes

How They Get There

Hozho of Native Women

Hugo Pool

Hurricane

I Love You . . . Don’t Touch Me!

Ilona Arrives with the Rain (Ilona llega con la lluvia)

In the Company of Men

Inside Out

Jackpot

Jimmy Walks Away

Joe’s So Mean to Josephine

John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk

Killers

Kiss Me, Guido

Kissed

Kolya

Landscapes of Memory (O sertao das memorias)

Law of Averages

Lewis & Clark & George

Licensed to Kill

Lilies

Little Angel (Engelchen)

Little Red Riding Hood

Lola

Lost Highway

Love and Other Catastrophes

Love God

Love Jones

Love Serenade

Love Walked In

Love! Valour! Compassion!

Making Sandwiches

Man About Town

Martha

Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore

Marylou

Memory Tricks

Mimi (La bouche de Jean-Pierre)

Moebius

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (Mutter Kusters Fahrt zum Himmel)

Mr. Vincent

My America . . . or Honk if You Love Buddha

My Pretty Little Girlfriend

New School Order

Norma’s Lament

Not Love, Just Frenzy

Nowhere

NY, the Lost Civilization

O Tamaiti

Oedipus Mayor (Edipo alcalde)

Out at Work

Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer’s End

Pink Flamingos

POP

Portland

Poverty Outlaw

Power

Prefontaine

Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazski plennik)

Puddle Cruiser

Querelle

Real Indian

Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest

Riding the Rails

Running Against (Correre contro)

Sad?

Santa Fe

Seed

Shaft of Light

Shall We Dance?

Shock Asylum

Shooting the Breeze

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Six O’Clock News

Slaves to the Underground

Small Taste of Heaven

Snakes & Ladders

So Many Things to Consider

Someone Else from Queens Is Queer

Sometimes My Feet Go Numb

Space Truckers

Star Maps

Stella Does Tricks

Strays

SubUrbia

Sunday

Sweet Power (Doces Poderes)

Swim, Swim...

Syphon-Gun

Tao of the Dumpster

Temptress Moon

Thank You for Not Smoking

The Apartment

The Box

The Clockwatchers

The Date

The Delta

The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet

The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

The Full Monty

The Gift

The Language of Love

The Last Red Riding Hood (Le dernier chaperon rouge)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide

The Long Way Home

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)

The Myth of Fingerprints

The Pool Boy

The Rainbow Man/John 3:16

The Saint Inspector

The Salt in the Wound (El dedo en la llaga)

The Spirit of Christmas

The Story of the Red Rose

The Twilight of the Golds

This World, Then the Fireworks

Twin Town

Two or Three Things but Nothing for Sure

Two People Talking

Ulee’s Gold

Usual and Accustomed Places

Waco: The Rules of Engagement

When the Cat’s Away

Wonderland

Words of Our Ancients

“78”

  
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