Sundance 2012: First Images from Documentaries ABOUT FACE, BONES BRIDGAE, THE D-WORD: UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA, and ETHEL

     December 5, 2011

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival just announced their premieres line-up, and continuing on with our first look at the films being showcased we’ve got a group of documentaries. After the jump you’ll find images and synopses for About Face, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, The D-Word: Understanding Dyslexia, and Ethel.

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.

About Face / U.S.A. (Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

An exploration of beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels. Participants including Isabella Rossellini, Christie Brinkley, Beverly Johnson, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Paulina Porizkova, Jerry Hall and Christy Turlington weigh in on the fashion industry and how they reassess and redefine their own sense of beauty as their careers progress.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography / U.S.A. (Director: Stacy Peralta)

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too – as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia / U.S.A. (Director: James Redford)

While following a Dyslexic high school senior struggling to achieve his dream of getting into a competitive college, The D Word exposes myths about Dyslexia and reveals cutting edge research to elucidate this widely misunderstood condition.

Ethel / U.S.A. (Director: Rory Kennedy)

This intimate, surprising portrait of Ethel Kennedy provides an insider’s view of a political dynasty, including Ethel’s life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.


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