Indie film lovers, this is your day! Time Out can exclusively reveal full details of the line-up for the first ever Sundance London event, which runs at the O2 in Greenwich from April 26-29. This little sister of the annual American film festival will showcase 14 of the films which premiered in Park City, Utah back in January. The programme is a mix of dramas and documentaries, from Julie Delpy’s ‘2 Days in New York’ (above), starring Delpy and Chris Rock, and ‘For Ellen’, starring Paul Dano and Jon Heder, to ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ about LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and ‘Under African Skies’ about the story of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album. As previously announced, the event will also include gigs by Tricky and Placebo. We spoke to Sundance programmers Trevor Groth and John Cooper about their plans. ‘Music has always played a part of our Utah festival, but programming concerts is new,’ says Groth. How did they end up choosing the O2 as a venue – it doesn’t exactly scream with the indie spirit? ‘Nobody has asked us why we didn’t go to a little ski resort,’ jokes Groth, while Cooper adds: ‘One of the things we recognise about the magic of our festival is how we bring people together in one space. That’s what we liked about the O2 – the ability to recreate that communal environment where you bring people together to engage with art and film. We can’t wait to see how it all unfolds in April.’
See the full line-up for Sundance London 2012.