The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is only a couple days away (opening night is this Thursday!), and we know all those who are attending may be attempting to scour the internet for any available tickets as we speak. Good news for those folks is your friends at Cinematical and Moviefone are here to help out.
Awhile back we told you about the five 2011 Sundance films participating in a very cool program called "Direct From Sundance Initiative." Basically, these five films will be available nationwide On-Demand at the same exact time they're premiering in Park City, Utah, giving you at home a chance to experience the Sundance Film Festival from your living room (super comfy pajamas and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa are optional).
Since we're all about promoting this cool program as much as we can, we teamed up with IFC Films on a contest that will offer one lucky person attending this year's festival one ticket for each of the five premieres. We're talking entry to the official Sundance premieres of 'Mad Bastards,' 'Kaboom,' 'Uncle Kent,' 'Septien,' and 'These Amazing Shadows.'
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us why you should get the tickets. Remember, you MUST already be attending the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in order to qualify for the prize, so if you're not attending the fest, please don't leave a comment.
For the official rules and more on each film, head after the jump.
The films are ...
Joe Swanberg's indie-drama UNCLE KENT (Spotlight)
In this sexed-up, achingly true-to-life modern comedy about aging, loneliness, desire, and the awkward intimacies of online friendship. This is Swanberg's second consecutive video-on-demand release following the critically acclaimed ALEXANDER THE LAST. Premieres on January 21st.
Gregg Araki's KABOOM (Spotlight)
Starring Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple, Sundance veteran Araki brings us a thriller/comedy telling the story of Smith, an ambisexual 18 years-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic seaside Southern California town. Premieres on January 21st.
Michael Tully's SEPTIEN (Park City at Midnight)
Triple-threat actor/writer/director Tully creates a backwoods world that's only a few trees away from our own, complete with characters on the edge of sanity that we can actually relate to. A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers. Premieres on January 23rd.
Paul Mariana and Kurt Norton's documentary THESE AMAZING SHADOWS (Doc Premieres)
What do films like CASABLANCA, BLAZING SADDLES and WEST SIDE STORY have in common? Through interviews with the National Film Registry board members, archivists, and notable filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Rob Reiner, John Waters, John Singleton, John Lasseter and Barbara Kopple, the documentary explores the way film as a medium demonstrate artistic and societal milestones. Premieres on January 22nd.
Brendan Fletcher's MAD BASTARDS (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
Developed with local Aboriginal communities and fueled by a local cast, the film draws from the rich tradition of storytelling inherent in Indigenous life. Using music from legendary Broome musicians "The Pigram Brothers", Fletcher poetically fuses the harsh realities of violence, healing, and family. Premieres on January 24th.
Moviefone and Cinematical's Sundance Film Festival Ticket giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The comment must be left before 12:00 pm Eastern Time on January 20th. You may enter once per email address, and one winner will be selected in a random drawing. The prize will include the following item: (Approximate total retail is $50) One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'Mad Bastards,' One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'Mad Bastards,' One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'Uncle Kent,' One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'Septien,' One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'Kaboom,' One (1) ticket to the Sundance premiere of 'These Amazing Shadows.' Click Here for complete Official Rules.