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Film News: ‘L Train’ From Chicago Filmmaker Anna Musso Selected For 2012 Sundance Program

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CHICAGO – The Sundance Institute announced their selections last week for the Short Film Program as part of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and among the 7,675 submissions, Chicago filmmaker Anna Musso made the cut with her stellar break-out effort, “L Train.” The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19th-29th.

“L Train” was profiled by HollywoodChicago.com during the Chicago International film Festival in October, and ended up winning the ‘Best Chicago or Illinois Film’ prize there. The film uses the Chicago Transit Authority’s “El” train system as a symbol for a life journey. Sunny (Khadijah Davis) is a high school student whose misery is apparent on her daily commute. A chance encounter with a fellow passenger replaces that misery with something different, something that may be a cause for redemption.

Khadijah Davis in ‘L Train,’ Directed by Anna Musso
Khadijah Davis in ‘L Train,’ Directed by Anna Musso
Photo credit: Social Construct

Anna Musso grew up in the Chicago neighborhood where she filmed “L Train,” the daughter of a police detective. She is now based in Los Angeles, and works as an assistant to director Alexander Payne of “The Descendants.”

The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 19th-29th. Click here for more information. To read the full HollywoodChicago.com interview with filmmaker Anna Musso, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2011 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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