The 57 feature films selected for the four competition programs of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival were announced today, and the titles include some exciting works from returning filmmakers (including Oscar-winning documentarian James Marsh, whose 'Man on Wire' also won a Grand Jury Prize at the fest in '08), actors making their feature directorial debuts (Vera Farmiga and Paddy Considine, notably) and plenty of newcomers that we'll have fun being introduced to (such as Barry Levinson's son, Sam) when the event kicks off next month. Some of the stars who will appear in these works and others include Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore, Katie Holmes, and John C. Reilly.
One significant entry in the U.S. Dramatic Competition is 'Like Crazy,' a love story starring Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence which marks the second film from Drake Doremus in two years to be competing. His previous work, 'Douchebag," debuted at Sundance in 2010. Doremus spoke with Cinematical today in response to the honor of having back-to-back selections:
"I am so honored and excited!!! What's different this time is my amazing young cast and I had a little more time and money. Its a very personal project and it's a heavy drama -- nothing like the lightness of Douchebag. Very grateful to John and Trevor for continuing to support my movies!"
Check out the full list of films in the U.S. Dramatic and Documentary and the World Dramatic and Documentary categories after the jump. Congratulations and good luck to all!