Alum Film, Charlie Victor Romeo at Sundance
From ITP Alumnus Robert Berger (ITP’00)
I am thrilled to announce that Charlie Victor Romeo, will be featured in the New Frontier program during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17 – 28 in Park City, UT.
Charlie Victor Romeo / U.S.A. (Directors: Robert Berger, Karlyn Michelson, Screenwriters: Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Irving Gregory) — An award-winning theatrical documentary derived entirely from ‘Black Box’ transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies brought to the screen with cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D technology. Cast: Patrick Daniels, Irving Gregory, Noel Dinneen, Sam Zuckerman, Debbie Troche, Nora Woolley.We are thrilled to announce that today, Charlie Victor Romeo will be featured in the New Frontier program during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17 – 28 in Park City, UT.
The New Frontier program @ Sundance is all about showcasing films, media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences and panel discussions that explore the convergence of film, art, new media technology and storytelling… and it’s the right place for my work… psyched to be right there up in it. (http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/2013-sundance-film-festival-announces-films-in-spotlight-park-city-at-midni/)
Here’s a bit from Indiewire about CVR @ Sundance: (http://www.indiewire.com/article/sundance-curiosities-5-more-observations-on-the-2013-lineup-from-found-footage-horror-to-transmedia)
“You might never want to fly in a plane again” after viewing this movie, according to Sundance director of programming Trevor Groth, who recommended this movie when I asked him if there was anything in this year’s festival unlike anything we’ve seen before. Certainly the description implies as much: Shot in 3-D, the production solely consists of actors reading transcripts of black box conversations from plane crashes. It’s the sort of thing that may keep squeamish types away while exciting others seeking a wholly unique and potentially overwhelming cinematic experience, not unlike the mixed buzz for “The Act of Killing” on the fall festival circuit. At Sundance, a movie that generates curiosity early on might be DOA after its first screening, when we’ll know for certain whether “Charlie Victor Romeo” has more to offer beyond the unsettling nature of its concept. The decision to shoot the movie in 3-D, however, suggests that there’s a greater dimension of viewer involvement in this project that could elevate it to “Must See” status, if not for repeat viewings.