Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn
Films and directors discovered at Sundance

'sex, lies and videotape' - 1989



This 1989 film saw the rise of the independent movie scene within America (© Snap Stills/REX Features)
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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt will host this year's award ceremony on January 26th (© Mario Anzuoni/Newscom/RTR)
  • This 1989 film saw the rise of the independent movie scene within America (© Snap Stills/REX Features)
  • Carlos Gallado starred in the action film (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster was picked up at Sundance (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • The role that launched Hugh Grant's high profile career (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • The basketball film was first screened at the 1994 Sundance festival (© Moviesotre Collection/REX Features)
  • Many of David O. Russell's indie films have been discovered at Sundance (© Wireimage/Getty Images)
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The film that kick-started the 1990s US indie movie scene was, in fact, discovered at the Sundance festival. This independent film by Steven Soderbergh was picked up by Miramax after its first showing and thus encouraged many more small-time writers to pen their own scripts and produce them.

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