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More new queer cinema on the Sundance docket

More new queer cinema on the Sundance docket

Additional announcements have been made regarding the lineup for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, with more gay-inclusive films appearing on the schedule. The Premieres section includes Bright Young Things, the directorial debut of out actor-writer Stephen Fry, which is an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; out writer-director Angela Robinson's feature-length version of D.E.B.S., a stylish parody of Charlie's Angels and other girl-power action movies; Saved, which stars Jena Malone as a student who gets impregnated by her gay boyfriend while attending a Baptist high school; and Ian Iqhal Rashid's Touch of Pink, about a gay Muslim in Toronto who gets advice from the ghost of Cary Grant, played by Kyle MacLachlan. The always-eclectic Midnight section will feature the Greenblatt/Janollari-produced comedy Home of Phobia, about a college student who pretends to be gay to get closer to the girl he loves, and queercore auteur Bruce La Bruce's Raspberry Reich, which follows the sexual escapades of an East German revolutionary out to bring down a powerful industrialist. World Cinema offers Julian Hernandez's experimental feature A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky, which won the coveted Teddy Award at this year's Berlin film festival; the World Documentary section has The Garden, a look at male teen Palestinian prostitutes working the streets of downtown Tel Aviv; and Jonathan Caouette's autobiographical video documentary Tarnation, about a gay New Yorker forced to return to rural Texas to care for his schizophrenic mother, will be featured in the Frontier section. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 15-25 in Park City, Utah.

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