5 films to check out in August

4Runner, a film from filmmaker Mark Boulter, has won a Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film was presented as part of the Sundances’ Best Picture and Best Director categories.

The winner of the Best Director award is selected by a jury that includes Sundance’s editors and directors, along with a panel of film critics, film executives, and other members of the community.

The winning director will receive a lifetime achievement award. 

This year’s Sundance films include: “The Last Song,” starring Ryan Gosling; “The Perfect Guy,” starring Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; “Pompeii,” starring Michael Caine; “Falling Down,” starring John Cusack; and “The Big Short,” starring Daniel Day Lewis and Seth Rooker.

Read more: 4Runner and KQED have partnered for the Sundaries first-ever film festival. 

Kqed will be broadcasting live on Sundance Channel and KHN.com from 5 p.m. to 10 p.ms.

ET, Friday through Sunday, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sundance Films.