Sundance Institute will release 15 independent films in the coming months through its Artist Services self-distribution program, including the premiere of “Sing Me the Song That Says I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle with Martha and Rufus Wainwright.”
The 15 titles are all making their digital debuts through a variety of platforms and storefronts from Aug. 13 to Sept. 17. Platforms include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU and YouTube.
“Sing Me a Song” is a tribute to renowned Canadian singer-songwriter McGarrigle — who died in 2010. The tribute also includes performances by Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Jimmy Fallon. It was recorded in May 2011 in New York and the film was directed by Lian Lunson.
Other highlights among the releases include 1996 Sundance Grand Jury and Audience prize-winning documentary “Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern” and 2006 Documentary Special Jury Prize winner "TV Junkie," the video diary of television journalist Rick Kirkham.
The Sundance Instutute’s Artist Services program partners with Cinedigm to provide artists with self-distribution across all portals; other program services include marketing and creative financing solutions.
The remaining titles include:
_ “An African Election” (2008), a political drama directed by Jarreth Merz;
_ “Ed’s Next Move” (1996), a New York drama directed by John C. Walsh;
_ “Hot House” (2007), a documentary about Israeli prisons’ connections to terrorism, directed by Shimon Dotan;
_ “No Loans Today” (1995; pictured above), a documentary about live in South Central Los Angeles, directed by Lisanne Skyler;
_ “So Much So Fast,” (2006) a cliffhanger about a man’s struggle to beat ALS, directed by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan;
_ “Violeta Went to Heaven,” the story of poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, directed by Andrés Wood;
_ “All She Can Do,” (2011) a family drama directed by Amy Wendel;
_ “GYPSY DAVY” (2012) the story of a Flamenco guitarist directed by Rachel Leah Jones;
_ “L.I.E,” (2001) the story of a 15-year-old boy who loses everything and takes up with an older man, directed by Michael Cuesta;
_ “Made in L.A.,” (2006)the Emmy Award-winning story of three Latina immigrants directed by Almudena Carracedo;
_ “Putin’s Kiss,” (2012) Danish documentary about Russian youth activists directed by Lise Birk Pedersen;
_ “Romántico,” (2005) a documentary about Mexican singer Carmelo Muniz, directed by Mark Becker