The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films selected for competition in the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. 121 films were selected from a record-breaking 3,624 feature film submissions. Feature-length films will screen in four Competition categories including drama and documentary films, featuring domestic and international moviemakers.

The variety of subjects range from media and culture, with Alex Gibney’s Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and Steven Sebring’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, to political examination and allegory with Eric Schmid’s American Son and Veit Helmer’s Absurdistan.

Besides screening 87 world premiere films, 14 North American premieres and 12 U.S. premieres, the 2008 Sundance Film Festival will also feature panels and discussions with industry leaders throughout its 10-day run.

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