Thursday, February 16, 2006

Immigrant Themes Presented at Sundance 2006

The 2006 Sundance Film Festival recently concluded in Park City, Utah. Among the dominant themes presented this year was that of immigration, underscoring the importance of this issue regardless of one's political or social stand. Identified below are six films on this topic, evenly divided between dramas and documentaries. It is very possible that there are others, and we apologize in advance for omissions.

In Between Days, a drama directed by So Yong Kim.

God Grew Tired of Us, winner of the jury prize and audience award for U.S. documentaries, directed by Christopher Quinn.

La Tragedia de Macario, a drama written, directed, and edited by Pablo Véliz, with a theatrical release targeted for early June 2006 in select cities, and an expanded release soon after.

Quinceañera, jury prize and audience award winner in the U.S. drama category, written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer.

DeNADIE presented in the world documentary category by first-time filmmaker, Tin Dirdamal.

Crossing Arizona, a documentary directed by Joseph Mathew.

Brief descriptions of these movies and more than 60 others about immigration, the affects of immigration, or the experiences of immigrants can be found on our films page. Linked directly from our main page, Immigration and the Movies lists and describes films that date back to Charles Chaplin's 1917 silent film, The Immigrant. MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers who can share more titles with us - whether or not they have been seen at Sundance - are encouraged to request our consideration by eMailing

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