Sundance names Parker Posey 2012 awards host, announces jury selection

PARKER-POSEY

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The Sundance Film Festival announced today that indie favorite Parker Posey will host its 2012 awards ceremony. Several of her films have been Sundance darlings, including Party Girl, House of Yes, and Broken English. Today’s announcement also saw festival heads name the 22 members of its six juries, highlighted by Anthony Mackie, Julia Ormond, Mike Judge, Fenton Bailey, Shari Berman, and Dee Rees.

The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 19-29, Posey will host the awards ceremony on Jan. 28. Past big winners at this particular ceremony have included Like Crazy, Precious, American Splendor, and The Believer. Awards for short films will be announced at a separate ceremony on Jan. 24.

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