Sundance - Grand Jury Prize

Sundance is a popular ski resort located between Park City and Provo, Utah. It was founded and is owned by the actor Robert Redford, named after the role he played in the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, is a competition for independent film makers that has become a popular January mecca for glitterati, the press and those that yearn to see and be seen. It is the largest film festival in the United States, and perhaps in the world. Below are the past winners of the Grand Jury Prize for "Best Picture". Right The Egyptian Theatre sign at the festival.

Like Crazy (2011)

Director: Drake Doremus
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence

So wildly in love are Los Angeles college students Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones) - a British citizen with a temporary visa - that sh... Read more

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkw... Read more

Personal Velocity (2002)

Director: Rebecca Miller
Starring: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk

Three very different women. One daring leap of faith. Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey and Fairuza Balk star in this compelling drama about three women who... Read more

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (2009)

Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique

Set in Harlem in 1987, this acclaimed drama chronicles the difficult life of Precious (Gabourey Sidibe) - an obese, abused, and illiterate 16-year-old... Read more

Primer (2004)

Director: Shane Carruth
Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Anand Upadhyaya, Casey Gooden, Carrie Crawford

Everything you think you know about modern science is about to unravel. Written, directed by and starring Shane Carruth, this critically acclaimed low... Read more

Public Access (1993)

Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Ron Marquette, Dina Brooks, Burt Williams

The first film from director Bryan Singer ('The Usual Suspects') is a creepy, award-winning account of life in small town America. A public access TV... Read more

The Believer (2001)

Director: Henry Bean
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Theresa Russell, Billy Zane

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, "The Believer" is a daring and gripping portrayal of a young Jewish man living an imposs... Read more

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Director: Nate Parker
Starring: Penelope Ann Miller, Mark Boone Junior, Dwight Henry, Jackie Earle Haley, Aunjan...

As a young slave in the American south, Nat Turner (Nate Parker) showed an ability to read that shocked his owners, soon guided by the white mistress... Read more

The Brothers McMullen (1995)

Director: Edward Burns
Starring: Jack Mulcahy, Mike McGlone, Edward Burns, Connie Britton, Maxine Bahns, Jennifer...

This ultra low budget gem examines the very different approaches to life and love taken by three brothers temporarily living under the same roof on Lo... Read more

Three Seasons (1999)

Director: Tony Bui
Starring: Don Duong, Nguyen Ngoc Hiep, Tran Manh Cuong, Harvey Keitel

This haunting drama from director Tony Bui is the first American film shot in Vietnam since the war and was a top winner at the Sundance Film Festival... Read more