Sundance London – our offshoot of the annual American indie film festival – arrives in London next month (April 25-28). And today we can exclusively reveal the complete lineup…
In total, 21 feature films will play at Sundance London (three films are still to be announced), and, true to the Sundance tradition, they are an impressive mix of dramas and documentaries. Films that caught our eye straightaway are the catchily-titled ‘Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes’, a drama about a fragile young girl starring Kaya Scodelario (‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Skins’), and ‘Muscle Shoals’, a doc about Alabama’s influential Fame Studios. Music features heavily again in the programme: there’s a film directed by and starring Peaches (‘Peaches Does Herself’) and there’s the first part of a two-part film about The Eagles (‘History of The Eagles Part One’). Peaches (above) will also play a gig at the O2 during the festival.
Last week we spoke to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, and he explained how last year’s inaugural Sundance London was such a success that they were itching to cross the Atlantic once more to bring new American work to London audiences. ‘We had high hopes, and it lived up to them,’ Cooper said. ‘We’re excited to come back. We had a blast last year.’
Time Out is a media partner of Sundance London, and we’ll be covering the festival all the way up to the event and right through it at timeout.com/sundance – where you can find details of all the films and information on how to get hold of tickets.