SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2016

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 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: LONDON TAKES PLACE 2-5 JUNE AT PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL The festival will present the UK and International premieres of films direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse.

Continuing the focus of the three previous London editions on presenting new work by emerging and established independent filmmakers, the 2016 festival will also include a short film programme in addition to special events. The full festival programme will be announced later this week.

Tickets on-sale dates: Festival Passes: Thursday 5th May Members Priority: Friday 6th May General Sale: Monday 9th May

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A full! list! of! filmmakers! and! special! guests! expected! to! attend will! be! announced! closer! to! the!
 
festival.
 
Robert(Redford,!President!&!Founder!of!Sundance!Institute,!said,!”I)have)long)believed)that)the
 
quality)and)originality)of)the)independent)films)we)show)would)be)of)interest)to)global)audiences.)
 
Our)Sundance)Film)Festival:)London)allows)us)to)further)help)these)new)independent)films)get)out)
 
into)the)world,)starting)with)engaged)audiences)in)the)UK.”
 
John( Cooper,! Director! of! the! Sundance! Film! Festival,! said,! “Independent) film) takes) a) great) step)
 
forward)each)year,)and)it)is)our)pleasure)and)privilege)to)share)these)new)independent)films)we)love)
 
with) London) audiences.) This) year’s) film) programme) builds) on) the) excitement) of) our) most) recent)
 
Festival)in)Utah)and)showcases)new)talent)to)watch)as)well)as)more)established)artists)who)continue)
 
to)take)exciting)risks)in)their)work.”
 
Clare(Binns,!Director!of!Programming!and!Acquisitions!at!Picturehouse,!adds,!“Since)the)opening)of)
 
Picturehouse)Central)last)Summer,)we’ve)been)changing)the)landscape)of)London’s)cinema)scene)and)
 
we’re)delighted)to)be)rounding)off)our)first)year)with)Sundance)Film)Festival:)London.)We)are)very)
 
excited)to)be)bringing)the)best)of)this)year’s)Sundance)Film)Festival)to)London)and)UK)audiences)plus)
 
some)very)special)events)and)appearances.)I)look)forward)to)seeing)all)passLholders)on)our)super)cool)
 
and)viewLtastic)Members’)Bar)balcony)between)screenings!”
 
More!information!will!be!available!at sundance.org/london.!Join!the!conversation!on!social!media!
 
with!#sundancelondon.
 
Sundance!Film!Festival:!London!2016!is!supported!by:!Lead!Partner!– Sundance!Channel!
 
Global; Media!Partners!– London!Evening!Standard!and!Time!Out;!Event!Partners!– Empire,!
 
Kickstarter,!Nowness,!Screen!International!and!Utah’s!Governors!Office!of!Economic!
 
Development; and!Hotel!Partner!– The!Langham,!London;!Official!Providers!> Picturehouse!Cinemas!
 
LTD;!Supporting!Partners!> London!Short!Film!Festival,!The!British!Film!Institute!and!Sony!Experia
 
FEATURE(FILM(PROGRAMME — American!independent!narrative!and!documentary!films!that!
 
premiered!at!the!Sundance!Film!Festival in!Park!City,!Utah,!U.S.A.
 
Author:(The(JT(LeRoy(Story (Director)/)screenwriter:)Jeff)Feuerzeig))
 
–The)definitive)look inside!the!mysterious!case!of!16>year>old!
 
literary!sensation!JT!LeRoy!– a!creature!so!perfect!for!his!time!that!
 
if!he!didn’t!exist,!someone!would!have!had!to!invent!him.!Perhaps!
 
someone!did?!The!strangest!story!about!story!ever!told.!
 
(Documentary)!
 
International)premiere)
 
The(Greasy(Strangler (Director:)Jim)Hosking))L When!Big!Ronnie!
 
and!his!son!Brayden!meet!lone!female!tourist!Janet!on!Big!Ronnie’s!
 
Disco!Walking!Tour—the!best!and!only disco!walking!tour!in!the!
 
city—a!fight!for!Janet’s!heart!erupts!between!father!and!son,!and!
 
the!infamous!Greasy!Strangler!is!unleashed.
 
Principal)Cast:)Michael)St.)Michaels,)Sky)Elobar,)Elizabeth)De)Razzo,)
 
Gil)Gex,)Jesse)Keen,)Joe)David)Walters
 
International)premiere
 
Goat (Director:)Andrew)Neel))– Reeling!from!a!terrifying!assault,!a!
 
19>yearold!boy!pledges!his!brother’s!fraternity!in!an!attempt!to!
 
prove!his!manhood.!What!happens!there,!in!the!name!of!
 
“brotherhood,”!tests!both!the!boys!and!their!relationship!in!brutal!
 
ways.
 
Principal)Cast:)Nick)Jonas,)Ben)Schnetzer,)Virginia)Gardner,)Danny)
 
Flaherty,)Austin)Lyon)
 
UK)premiere
 
Indignation (Director)/)screenwriter:)James)Schamus))– It’s!1951,!
 
and!among!the!new!arrivals!at!Winesburg!College!in!Ohio!are!the!
 
son!of!a!kosher!butcher!from!New!Jersey!and!the!beautiful,!
 
brilliant!daughter!of!a!prominent!alum.!For!a!brief!moment,!their!
 
lives!converge!in!this!emotionally!soaring!film!based!on!the!novel!
 
by!Philip!Roth.
 
Principal)Cast: Logan)Lerman,)Sarah Gadon,)Tracy)Letts,)Linda)
 
Emond,)Danny)Burstein,)Ben)Rosenfield
 
UK)premiere
 
The(Intervention (Director)/)screenwriter:)Clea)DuVall))– A!
 
weekend!getaway!for!four!couples!takes!a!sharp!turn!when!one!of!
 
the!couples!discovers!the!entire!trip!was!orchestrated!to!host!an!
 
intervention!on!their!marriage.
 
Principal)Cast:)Melanie)Lynskey,)Cobie)Smulders,)Alia)Shawkat,)Clea)
 
DuVall,)Natasha)Lyonne,)Ben)Schwartz
 
Winner(of(the(U.S.(Dramatic(Special(Jury(Award(for(Individual(
 
Performance((Melanie(Lynskey)
 
International)premiere
 
Life,(Animated (Director)/)screenwriter:)Roger)Ross)Williams))–
 
Owen!Suskind,!an!autistic!boy!who!could!not!speak!for!years,!
 
slowly!emerged!from!his!isolation!by!immersing!himself!in!Disney!
 
animated!movies.!Using!these!films!as!a roadmap,!he!reconnects!
 
with!his!loving!family!and!the!wider!world!in!this!emotional!
 
coming>of>age!story.!(Documentary)
 
Winner(of(the(Directing(Award:(U.S.(Documentary
 
UK)premiere
 
Morris(from(America (Director)/)screenwriter:)Chad)Hartigan))L
 
Thirteen>year>old!Morris,!a!hip>hop!loving!American,!moves!to!
 
Heidelberg,!Germany,!with!his!father.!In!this!completely!foreign!
 
land,!he!falls!in!love!with!a!local!girl,!befriends!his!German!tutor>
 
turned> confidant,!and!attempts!to!navigate!the!unique!trials!and!
 
tribulations!of!adolescence.
 
Principal)Cast:)Markees)Christmas,)Craig)Robinson,)Carla)Juri,)Lina)
 
Keller,)Jakub)Gierszał,)Levin)Henning
 
Won:(Waldo(Salt(Screenwriting(Award:(U.S.(Dramatic;(U.S.(
 
Dramatic(Special(Jury(Award(for(Individual(Performance((Craig(
 
Robinson)
 
UK)premiere
 
Other(People (Director)/)screenwriter:)Chris)Kelly))– A!struggling!
 
comedy!writer,!fresh!from!breaking!up!with!his!boyfriend,!moves!
 
to!Sacramento!to!help!his!sick!mother.!Living!with!his!conservative!
 
father!and!younger!sisters,!David!feels!like!a!stranger!in!his!
 
childhood!home.!As!his!mother!worsens,!he!tries!to!convince!
 
everyone!(including!himself)!he’s!“doing!okay.”
 
Principal)Cast: Jesse)Plemons,)Molly)Shannon,)Bradley)Whitford,)
 
Maude)Apatow,)Zach)Woods,)June)Squibb
 
International)premiere)
 
Tallulah (Director)/)screenwriter:)Sian)Heder))– A!rootless!young!
 
woman!takes!a!toddler!from!a!wealthy,!negligent!mother!and!
 
passes!the!baby!off!as!her!own!in!an!effort!to!protect!her.!This!
 
decision!connects!and!transforms!the!lives!of!three!very!different!
 
women.
 
Principal)Cast:)Ellen)Page,)Allison)Janney,)Tammy)Blanchard,)Evan)
 
Jonigkeit,)Uzo)Aduba
 
International)premiere)TBC
 
Weiner (Directors)/)screenwriters:)Josh)Kriegman,)Elyse)Steinberg))
 
– With!unrestricted!access!to!Anthony!Weiner’s!New!York!City!
 
mayoral!campaign,!this!film!reveals!the!human!story!behind!the!
 
scenes!of!a!high>profile!political!scandal!as!it!unfolds,!and!it!offers!
 
an!unfiltered!look!at!how!much!today’s!politics!are!driven!by!an!
 
appetite!for!spectacle.!(Documentary)
 
Winner(of(the(U.S.(Grand(Jury(Prize:(Documentary
 
European)premiere)
 
Wiener[Dog (Director)/)screenwriter:)Todd)Solondz))– This!film!tells!
 
several!stories!featuring!people!who!find!their!life!inspired!or!
 
changed by!one!particular!dachshund,!who!seems!to!be!spreading!
 
comfort!and!joy.
 
Principal)Cast: Greta)Gerwig,)Kieran)Culkin,)Danny)DeVito,)Ellen)
 
Burstyn,)Julie)Delpy,)Zosia)Mamet
 
International)premiere.)Presented)in)association)with)Time)Out.
 
SHORT(FILM(PROGRAMME — Two!wide>ranging!collections!of!short!films!that!screened!in!January!at!
 
the!2016!Sundance!Film!Festival.!
 
2016(Sundance(Film(Festival(Short(Film(Tour([ a!95>minute!theatrical!program!of!eight!short!films!
 
selected!from!this!year’s!Sundance!Film Festival,!showcasing!a!wide!variety!of!story!and!style
 
Affections((Director)/)screenwriter:)Bridey!Elliott))– This!comedy!
 
about!isolation!and!loneliness!follows!a!young!woman!who!is!adrift!
 
and!seeking!intimacy!in!the!most!unlikely!places.
 
Bacon(&(God’s(Wrath (Director)/)screenwriter:)Sol)Friedman))– A!
 
90>year>old!Jewish!woman!reflects!on!her!life!experiences!as!she!
 
prepares!to!try!bacon!for!the!first!time.
 
Winner(of(the(Short(Film(Jury(Award:(Non[fiction,(Presented(by(
 
YouTube
 
Edmond (Director)/)screenwriter:)Nina)Gantz))– Edmond’s!impulse!
 
to!love!and!be!close!to!others!is!strong—maybe!too!strong.!As!he!
 
stands!by!a!lake!contemplating!his!options,!he!reflects!on!his!
 
defining!moments!in!search!of!the!origin!of!his!desires.
 
Winner(of(the Short(Film(Jury(Award:(Animation,(Presented(by(
 
YouTube
 
Her(Friend(Adam (Director)/)screenwriter:)Ben!Petrie))– A!
 
boyfriend’s!jealous!impulse!spirals!out!of!control!in!16!minutes!of!
 
romantic!doom.
 
Winner(of(the(Short(Film(Special(Jury(Award(for(Outstanding(
 
Performance((Grace(Glowicki)
 
Jungle (Director)/)screenwriter:)Asantewaa!Prempeh))– The!lines!
 
between!trust,!betrayal,!and!forgiveness!are!intertwined!for!two!
 
Senegalese!vendors!as!they!try!to!make!a!living!on!the!streets!of!
 
New!York!City.
 
The(Grandfather(Drum (Director)/)screenwriter:)Michelle!Derosier))
 
– As!the!balance!of!the!world!turns!upside!down!for!the!
 
Anishinabek!people,!the!elder!Naamowin!builds!a!healing!drum!to!
 
save!his!grandson!and!his!people.
 
The(Procedure (Director)/)screenwriter:)Calvin!Lee!Reeder))– A!man!
 
is!captured!and!forced!to!endure!a!strange!experiment.
 
Winner(of(the(Short(Film(Jury(Award:(U.S.(Fiction,(Presented(by(
 
YouTube
 
Thunder(Road (Director)/)screenwriter:)Jim!Cummings))– Officer!
 
Arnaud!loved!his!mom.
 
Winner(of(the(Short(Film(Grand(Jury(Prize,(Presented(by(YouTube
 
2016(Sundance(Film(Festival(UK(Shorts(– a!showcase!of!7!UK!shorts!that!screened!at!Sundance!Film!
 
Festival!2016
 
Manoman (Director:)Simon)Cartwright))– When)Glen)attends)
 
primal)scream)class,)he)releases)something)from)deep)within)that)
 
knows)no)limits.
 
Mining(Poems(or(Odes (Director:)Callum)Rice))– Robert,)an)exL
 
shipyard)welder)from)Govan,)Glasgow,)reflects)on)how)his)life)
 
experiences)have)influenced)his)newfound)compulsion)to)write.
 
Pombo(Loves(You (Director:)Steve)Warne))– A)distant)father)is)
 
forced)to)confront)a)heroic)but)troubled)past)life)as)’80s)TV)
 
character)Pombo.
 
Over((Director:)Jörn)Threlfall))– What)has)happened)in)this)quiet)
 
suburban)neighbourhood?)Has)there)been)a)murder,)a)hitLandLrun,)
 
an)accident?)The)reality)is)both)profound)and)deeply)unexpected.
 
Territory((Director:)Eleanor)Mortimer))– This)warm)and)lyrical)film)
 
follows)a)group)of)unruly)monkeys)in)Gibraltar)and)the)people)
 
employed)to)control)them)with)peashooters.
 
Rate(Me (Director:)Fyzal)Boulifa))– A)portrait)of)a)teenage)escort)
 
named)Coco.
 
Saturday (Director:)Mike)Forshaw))– April)15,)1989:)A)soccer)match)
 
changes)Liam’s)life)and)the)city)of)Liverpool)forever…)This)fictional)
 
account)relates)how)the)Hillsborough)Stadium)disaster)— which)
 
claimed)the)lives)of)96)Liverpool)supporters)– unfolded)for)a)family)
 
in)Merseyside,)England.
 
SUNDANCE(FILM(FESTIVAL:(ROAD(TO(STARDOM – A!programme!dedicated!to!showcasing!notable!
 
films!discovered!by!the!Sundance!Film!Festival!that!feature!stars!and!filmmakers!who!have!since!
 
achieved!global!recognition.!Presented)in)association)with)Empire)Magazine.
 
Blood(Simple (Director:!Joel!Coen,!Screenwriters:!Joel!Coen,!Ethan!
 
Coen)!> The!Coen!Brothers!exploded!onto!the!indie!film!scene!with!
 
this!darkly!funny!thriller!also!featuring!the!first!onscreen!
 
performance!from!Frances!McDormand.
 
Winner(of(the(Grand(Jury(Prize(at(the(1985(Sundance(Film(
 
Festival.

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