Twelve feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., have been selected for London by the Sundance Institute team in collaboration with Picturehouse.
General ticket sales for Sundance Film Festival: London open at 9.30am on Monday 30 April, with priority booking for Picturehouse Members opening on 9.30am on Monday 23 April.
Women Filmmakers Lead the Way at Sundance Film Festival London
The festival will open with the UK premiere of Jennifer Fox’s The Tale, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki, which paves the way for a weekend of female-focused stories. The festival will close four days later with the UK premiere of Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s anticipated follow-up to the Academy Award®-nominated Winter’s Bone.
Due to the chaotic state in which the film industry currently finds itself, Sundance Film Festival: London will ask #WhatsNext? to connect past, present and future in the wake of Time’s Up and #MeToo
‘The films and voices of this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London offer a creative lens to view our complex times. This is connected, relevant, global art that provides a fresh alternative to the noise dominating the cultural mainstream, and an inspiration for its future.’ – John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival
Seven out of the twelve films showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London are directed by women. Among the special guests and filmmakers attending the weekend is Toni Collette, star of this year’s Time Out gala film, Hereditary, who will participate in a post-screening Q&A. In addition to the opening film The Tale, the festival will feature the UK premiere of Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the winner of the US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at January’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Skate Kitchen, an original tale of female skateboarders and the narrative debut of Crystal Moselle (dir.The Wolfpack, winner U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival) will also feature. Augustine Frizzel will debut with the comedy Never Goin’ Back. Among the female leads at the festival, Aubrey Plaza stars alongside Emile Hirsch and Jermaine Clement in Jim Hosking’s (The Greasy Strangler) comedy, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn. The festival will also continue its tradition of supporting local British talent with the UK premiere of Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie.
Amy Adrion’s timely work, Half the Picture, will show in the festival’s documentary category. Her film turns a critical eye on the dismal number of female directors working in Hollywood. Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield’s follow-up to the acclaimed Queen of Versailles will also feature.
Following on from last year’s first ever surprise film, the hit rap story Patti Cake$, Sundance Film Festival: London will again feature a surprise showing.
The full programme and events running alongside the screenings are available at spotlight.picturehouses.
When & Where: 31 May-3 June. Picturehouse Central Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH