Slate set as Sundance hits Brooklyn

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Sundance Institute at BAM returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music from May 31-June 10, featuring award-winning feature and short films, live performances and panel discussions.

The series opens with "The Savages," Tamara Jenkins' comic drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney and Philip Bosco.

This year's dramatic features include Tom DiCillo's "Delirious," Sterlin Harjo's "Four Sheets to the Wind," JJ Lask's "On the Road With Judas," Christopher Zalla's "Padre Nuestro," Jeffrey Blitz's "Rocket Science," David Gordon Green's "Snow Angels" and Dror Shaul's "Sweet Mud."

The series also will highlight musical performances by Ljova, the Blue Jackets with Bradford Reed, Rhythm Republik and Sussan Deyhim. New York-based theater company Mabou Mines will perform selections from "Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting," directed by Ruth Maleczech, which is scheduled for full production in September.

The closing weekend will feature Barbara Kopple's "Shut Up & Sing," Raoul Peck's "Lumumba" and Nick Broomfield's "Soldier Girls," followed by a discussion on social issues and documentary filmmaking.

The full program for the Sundance Institute at BAM will be announced in April.
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