Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Film Festival: London 2017 Line-Up Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Film Festival: London 2017 Line-Up Revealed

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The line-up for the 5th Sundance Film Festival: London (June 1-4) has been announced.

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The festival will comprise 14 UK and international feature film premieres from this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, as well as 15 shorts, including a strand dedicated to new UK shorts.

As previously announced, the festival will open with Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek.

It will close with the UK premiere of David Lowery's A Ghost Story [pictured], starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

Other highlights from this year's programme include Bushwick, starring Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow; true-life crime drama Crown Heights, which won the US dramatic audience award; jury prize-winning documentary Dina, Michael Almereyda's Marjorie Prime, starring Jon Hamm and Geena Davis, and Michael Showalter's The Big Sick, which Amazon swooped on in a splashy Park City deal.

For the first time, the programme will also include a "Surprise Film" screening of an audience hit from this year's festival in Park City.

An audience favourite award has been introduced this year. The public can vote for their favourite features, with the winner announced at the close of the festival.

There will be three panel events focusing on filmmaking in the age of Donald Trump, diversity in documentary films, and short films as a viable career. …

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