On Day 4 things began to really heat up when we spoke to Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and Ben Foster (360, The Mechanic) about their blsitering cop/crime commentry Rampart featuring Woody Harrelson in the main role. Rampart digs into the events of the late 90's LAPD corruption scandal.
Director Christoph Hochhausler's (Unter dir die Stadt) film One Minute of Darkness, part of the Dreileben trilogy involving German filmmakers Christian Petzold (Beats Being Dead) and Dominik Graf (Don't Follow Me Around) Hochhausler's film features a fugitive on the run played by Stefan Kurt (Ein tick Anders, Der Verdingbub). The director was quick to inform us that each film can viewed as a separate entity or in order as part of the interlinking narrative.
Premiere scene is also lucky enough to speak to New York filmmaker Dee Rees about Pariah, her first feature based on a short she made to fund this film. Her film, shot by Bradford Young (Restless City), won the Sundance Cinematography award. Her film explores a young Brooklyn teenager coming out to her family and friends.
Finally Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) presented her film The Loneliest Planet inspired by her own travelling experiences traveling in Georgia. The couple presented in the film are played by Gael Garcia Bernal (Regret Not Speaking, A Little Bit of Heaven)and Hani Furstenberg (Morning, Ahar Kach Nechaven La Yareah).