Camp X-Ray to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival!!!

2014, 111 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both. Intricately constructed, Camp X-Ray is a case study in the power of performance. At still a young age Kristen Stewart has long been much more than a movie star, and with this nuanced and internal performance, she continues to prove she has serious acting chops. Opposite her, Payman Maadi delivers a riveting performance as a man caught in limbo, reaching out for reason. Burrowing past the politics and into the humanity of the infamous detention camp, writer/director Peter Sattler provides a fresh perspective on the discourse of the war on terrorism and achieves one of the great virtues of film—creating empathy. - T.G.


1/17/2014 12:15pm Eccles Theatre, Park City

1/18/2014 8:30am Library Center Theatre, Park City

1/18/2014 9:30pm Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

1/20/2014 6:30pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden

1/22/2014 2:30pm The MARC, Park City

1/24/2014 8:30pm Library Center Theatre, Park City 

'Camp X-Ray' is one of the nine film selected for Sundance USA initiative

1/30/2014 - San Francisco, CA — Sundance Kabuki Cinemas -

Nine films from the festival's 2014 lineup have been selected, and will be screened to the public in nine venues (one film per venue, that is) across the country on January 30. That's just four days after the festival closes, so audiences will be getting them while they're hot. At each screening, the relevant filmmaker will be present for a post-film Q&A.

Festival director John Cooper says, “Year-round audiences and arthouse theaters are vital parts of the independent film community, and our Sundance Film Festival USA initiative allows us to extend the energy and excitement of the Festival to them.” 

Many of the selections are on the starrier end of the Sundance spectrum. San Francisco audiences will be getting the Kristen Stewart vehicle "Camp X-Ray," in which she plays a Guantanamo Bay guard who bonds with one of her prisoners. Chicago, meanwhile, gets Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas," in which Anna Kendrick (fresh from Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies") plays a young woman who moves in with her brother's family after a breakup. Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham co-star.[..]

first official Still - Kristen Stewart as Cole 
 the director Peter Sattler
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