First Looks: DON JON’S ADDICTION, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE WAY, WAY BACK & More December 5, 2012 More of the films premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Click for hi-res versions DON JON’S ADDICTION – In Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s charming directorial debut, a selfish modern-day Don Juan (played by the ‘Inception’ star) attempts to change his ways. Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Rob Brown co-star. BEFORE MIDNIGHT – Director Richard Linklater reunites with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for the third film in their ‘Before Sunset’ trilogy. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. Co-starring Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. A.C.O.D. – Directed by Stuart Zicherman from a screenplay by Ben Karlin, the comedic drama centres on Carter, a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clark Duke star. THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE – Director George Tillman Jr.’s coming of age story follows two boys who are separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone hiding from police and foraging for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world. Stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright. THE WAY, WAY BACK – The directorial debut of Oscar winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim (‘The Descendants’), ‘The Way, Way Back’ centres on Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, who comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Liam James. BIG SUR – Written and directed by Michael Polish, the film recounts the events surrounding Jack Kerouac’s three brief sojourns to a cabin in Big Sur, California. Stars Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Anthony Edwards, and Henry Thomas.