Norbert Leo Butz, Patrick Wilson, Sarah Paulson Appear in 2011 Sundance Films

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Norbert Leo Butz, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard and Sarah Paulson are among the actors who will be represented in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival entries this winter.

Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz

Sundance has only announced the titles of the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 festival, which will be presented Jan. 20-30, 2011, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, UT.

Here's a look at Sundance entries with theatrical ties:

"Higher Ground" (Director: Vera Farmiga; Screenwriters: Carolyn S. Briggs and Tim Metcalfe). "A frustrated young mother turns to a fundamentalist community for answers, but after years of dogma and loss, she must find the courage to ask the questions that will help her reclaim her life." Cast includes Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz and Donna Murphy.

"Homework" (Director and screenwriter: Gavin Wiesen). "Quirky, rebellious George has no ambitions other than to cut his next class. But one day, one girl gives him the perfect reason to figure out who he really is." Cast includes Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood.

"The Ledge" (Director and screenwriter: Matthew Chapman). "Perched on a ledge, a man says he must jump by noon, while a cop races against time to get to the bottom of it." Cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard and Christopher Gorham. "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (Director and screenwriter: Sean Durkin). "Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult." Cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson.

"Take Shelter" (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols). "A working-class husband and father questions whether his terrifying dreams of an apocalyptic storm signal something real to come or the onset of an inherited mental illness he's feared his whole life." Cast includes Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon and Kathy Baker.

"Terri" (Director: Azazel Jacobs; Screenwriters: Patrick Dewitt and Azazel Jacobs). "Terri is a story about a big boy who feels alone in a small town. After his high school's vice-principal takes Terri under his wing, he comes to learn there are others that feel the same way he does. And when Terri defends the honor of his secret crush, lonely worlds collide." Cast includes Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia and Bridger Zadina.

"The Untitled Sam Levinson Project" (Director and screenwriter: Sam Levinson). "A pair of reckless siblings are dragged into a chaotic family wedding by their overwrought mother." Cast includes Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn and Thomas Haden Church.

For a complete list of films in the dramatic and documentary categories, visit SundanceFilmFestival.

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