The 2009 Sundance
Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its U.S. and World competitions for
dramatic and documentary features. "Push"
, a film
directed by Lee Daniels (producer of "Tennessee") and featuring a
small role by Mariah, will have its world premiere at the festival and compete
in the U.S. Dramatic Competition
. The 16 competing films
were selected from 1,026 submissions.
"Push" (Director and Screenwriter: Lee Daniels)
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Sapphire, "Push" is the
redemptive story of Precious Jones, a young girl in Harlem struggling to
overcome tremendous obstacles and discover her own voice. Cast: Gabourey
â€œGabbyâ€ Sidibe, Paula Patton, Moâ€™Nique Imes, Lenny Kravitz.