Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"There Was Not A Clear Understanding Of The Kind Of Movie We Were Making": Susanne Bier Gets Candid About 'Serena' "There Was Not A Clear Understanding Of The Kind Of Movie We Were Making": Susanne Bier Gets Candid About 'Serena' New Plot Details Emerge For Claire Denis' Sci-Fi 'High Life' With Robert Pattinson New Plot Details Emerge For Claire Denis' Sci-Fi 'High Life' With Robert Pattinson Leonardo DiCaprio Reteams With 'The Revenant' Co-Writer Mark L. Smith For 'Conquest' Leonardo DiCaprio Reteams With 'The Revenant' Co-Writer Mark L. Smith For 'Conquest' Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Nicolas Winding Refn Clarifies Reports That He Shot 'The Neon Demon' At 60fps Nicolas Winding Refn Clarifies Reports That He Shot 'The Neon Demon' At 60fps Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette “That Is The Biggest Rescue In Hollywood History”: Screenwriters Talk How The Pilot For 'Game Of Thrones' Was Saved “That Is The Biggest Rescue In Hollywood History”: Screenwriters Talk How The Pilot For 'Game Of Thrones' Was Saved Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Counts Down The Top 10 Closing Shots Of All Time Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Counts Down The Top 10 Closing Shots Of All Time Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far Sundance Review: The Exquisite Holy Terror Of ‘The Witch’ Will Chill Your Bones & Haunt Your Soul Sundance Review: The Exquisite Holy Terror Of ‘The Witch’ Will Chill Your Bones & Haunt Your Soul The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' 21 Movies About Weird, Kinky Or Compulsive Sex 21 Movies About Weird, Kinky Or Compulsive Sex Coens Say There’s “A Good Chance” That ‘Hail Caesar’ With George Clooney Will Be Next Coens Say There’s “A Good Chance” That ‘Hail Caesar’ With George Clooney Will Be Next 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss

Sundance: New Looks At Elizabeth Olsen In 'Liberal Arts' & 'Red Lights' Plus Pics Of Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough In 'Shadow Dancer'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 20, 2012 at 12:36PM

Can't be in Park City this week? We feel your pain, and while most of us will have to wait for months and perhaps even a year to eventually see some of the movies unspooling at Sundance, hopefully this batch of new images will be enough to tide you over for now.
4
Elizabeth Olsen Liberal Arts

Can't be in Park City this week? We feel your pain, and while most of us will have to wait for months and perhaps even a year to eventually see some of the movies unspooling at Sundance, hopefully this batch of new images will be enough to tide you over for now.

Last year's darling of the festival, Elizabeth Olsen, returns with two movies in her arsenal in 2012. First up is "Liberal Arts," the sophomore feature from "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor. The film centers on a 35-year-old man (Radnor) who can’t leave his college life behind as he comes to grips with the responsibilities of adulthood. Olsen will play Zibby, a 19-year-old college student who falls for Jesse over their mutual love of music and literature, but their difference in age starts to get in the way as Jesse moves farther away from a hedonistic lifestyle. Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro and Elizabeth Reaser round out the cast. While we weren't exactly fans of "happythankyoumoreplease," the cast is winning, and the premise has promise, so we'll how this one goes. The film premieres on Sunday, January 22nd.

Olsen will also feature in the mysterious "Red Lights," director Rodrigo Cortes' followup to his single-setting coffin thriller "Buried." Sharing screentime with heavyweights Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy, the film tells the story of a psychologist (Weaver) and her assistant (Murphy) whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic (De Niro). The psychologist attempts to debunk the psychic's work after he steps back into the limelight after 30 years. Sparks will fly. This one premiers tonight.

Already headed to Berlin, folks at Sundance will be the first to taste James Marsh's thriller "Shadow Dancer." Based on the novel by Tom Bradby, the film will center on The Troubles in Ireland in the 1960s, and tell the story of a young woman -- a former IRA terrorist turned informer for Blighty’s MI5 -- whose brothers are both heavily involved with the IRA. When she is arrested over an aborted bombing attempt in London, she is forced to reveal her past if she wishes to see her children again. Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson star, in what looks to be a pretty charged drama. The critics will start weighing in on this one after it hits on January 24th. Pics below.

Red Lights Elizabeth Olsen
Red Lights Sigourney Weaver Cillian Murphy
Shadow Dancer Clive Owen Andrea Riseborough
Shadow Dancer Clive Owen Andrea Riseborough
Shadow Dancer Clive Owen Andrea Riseborough
Shadow Dancer Andrea Riseborough
Shadow Dancer Andrea Riseborough

This article is related to: Liberal Arts, Sundance Film Festival, Sundance 2012 Films, Red Lights, Shadow Dancer


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates