"Upstream Color."
"Upstream Color."

The Sundance Institute has announced that 12 independent films will make their digital debuts this spring through a variety of platforms to rent, download or stream, via the Institute's Artist Services Program. Included in the list of titles are Shane Carruth's gorgeous head-scratcher and fest favorite "Upstream Color," (which he is self-releasing to theaters April 5), Mike Birbiglia-starrer "Sleepwalk with Me" (a theatrical hit via IFC) and "Unfinished Spaces," a PBS documentary on the groundbreaking design of the National Arts Schools, which was released as an educational film on DVD.

Titles will roll out between 16 and May 7. Watch them on the Institute's Now Playing page.

Here are the films and schedule:



Code of the West (Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen) — Code Of The West follows the human stories behind the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers. This is the story of what happens when politics fail, emotions run high and communities pay the price. (Released through Artist Services collaboration with IFP and Cinereach)


Ecological Design: Inventing the Future (Director: Brian Danitz) — This documentary's thesis focuses on the emergence of ecological design, from the original vision of the independent thinkers in the 1920s to the powerful present-day movement. (1995 Sundance Film Festival)

Unfinished Spaces (Directors: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray) — Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. (FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue)




One Mile Away (Director: Penny Woolcock) — One Mile Away is directed by award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock and charts the attempts by two warring gangs in inner city Birmingham, the Burger Bar Boys (B21) and the Johnson Crew (B6), to bring peace to their neighborhoods. (Released through Artist Services collaboration with BRITDOC)




Sleepwalk With Me (Director: Mike Birbiglia) — Reluctant to confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up, a budding standup comedian has both a hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking. (2012 Sundance Film Festival)



Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives (Directors: Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore) — Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly a third of all babies are born via C-section in the U.S., they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth. (Released through Artist Services collaboration with Film Independent)




Upstream Color (Director and screenwriter: Shane Carruth) — A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (2013 Sundance Film Festival)



Anderson Monarchs (Director and screenwriter: Eugene Martin)


Baby, It’s You (Director: Anne Makepeace)


A Doula Story (Director: Daniel Alpert)


Home of the Brave (Director and screenwriter: Paola di Florio)


How To Be Louise (Director and screenwriter: Anne Flournoy)