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The list of Sundance competition films is out, and here are some with music involved:
U.S. Dramatic Competition"In a World…" • Actress Lake Bell ("Children's Hospital") makes her writing-directing debut in this comedy, playing a vocal coach who dreams of being a voice-over star like her father (Fred Melamed), the king of movie-trailer voice-overs. The cast includes Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins and Ken Marino.U.S. Documentary Competition"Narco Cultura" • Two people a "narcocorrido" singer in L.A. and a crime scene investigator in Juarez illustrate the influence of Mexico's drug cartels on pop culture on both sides of the border, in this film by director Shaul Schwarz."Twenty Feet From Stardom" • Morgan Neville ("Troubadours," Sundance '11) puts back-up singers in the spotlight for a change, chronicling the lives of those who bring harmony to your favorite performers. World Cinema Documentary Competition"Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer" • (Russian Federation, U.K.) The courtroom ordeal of three young women, members of the activist punk band Pussy Riot, for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral puts Russian society in the dock alongside the band in this documentary directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Poxdorovkin.
As for non-competition films (which are TBD at this point) IMDB is predicting that Dave Grohl's documentary "Sound City:Reel to Reel" will debut at Sundance, though that has not been confirmed. And Glenn Frey told the AP that an Eagles documentary will be screened at the fest.