ITVS on the Ground at Sundance

Posted on January 20, 2012

Greetings from Park City! ITVS has a huge presence at this year's Sundance Film Festival with six documentaries screening in competition. This year, BTB is on the ground at the festival and will have frequent video updates from the filmmakers sledding around town. Keep an eye on the blog and follow us on twitter under #ITVSsundance for immediate updates. For now, you can find a rundown of ITVS film screenings below.

More to come!

Friday, January 20 • The Invisibile War (premiere); 3pm at Temple Theatre • Putin's Kiss; 9pm at Salt Lake City Library 

Saturday, January 21Detropia (premiere); 12pm at Temple Theatre • The House I Live In (premiere); 6pm at Temple Theatre • The Invisible War; 9pm at Salt Lake City Library 

Sunday, January 22 The House I Live In; 9am at Egyptian Theatre • Love Free or Die (premiere)10:30am at St. Luke's • The Invisible War; 11:30am at MARC • Detropia; 5:15pm at MARC • The Island President (special screening); 6pm at Holiday Theatre 

Monday, January 23 • Love Free or Die; 6pm at Temple Theatre • The House I Live In; 6:45pm at Broadway Centre Cinema 3 • Detropia; 9pm at Screening Room (Sundance Resort) • 5 Broken Cameras (premiere)9pm at Yarrow Hotel Theatre 

Tuesday, January 24 5 Broken Cameras; 3:45pm at Broadway Centre Cinema 3 • Putin's Kiss (premiere)6pm at Yarrow Hotel Theatre • Love Free or Die; 8:30pm at Prospector Square Theatre 

Wednesday, January 25 Detropia; 8:30am at Library Centre Theatre • 5 Broken Cameras; 12pm at Yarrow Hotel Theatre • Putin's Kiss; 2:30pm at Prospector Square Theatre • The Invisible War; 3:30pm at Redstone Cinema 8 • Love Free or Dies; 3:35pm at Broadway Centre Cinema 3   


Detropia by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady 

The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. This is the dramatic story of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.   

The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki 

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong, and what is the path toward healing? 

The Invisible War by Kirby Dick 

An investigative and powerfully emotional examination of the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, the institutions that cover up its existence and the profound personal and social consequences that arise from it. 

Love Free or Die: How the Bishop of New Hampshire is Changing the World by Macky Alston 

One man whose two defining passions are in conflict: An openly gay bishop refuses to leave the church or the man he loves.


5 Broken Cameras by directors Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi 

A Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world. 

Putin’s Kiss by Lise Birk Pedersen 

Nineteen-year-old Marsha is a model spokesperson in a strongly nationalistic Russian youth movement that aims to protect the country from its enemies. When she starts recognizing the organization’s flaws, she must take a stand for or against it. The participation of these films in the festival brings the number of ITVS-funded films that have screened at the Sundance Film Festival to a total of 77, since ITVS’s first presence at the festival in 1994. Screening dates and times are still pending. Up-to-date information can be found online here.  

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