PREVIEW: Sundance Film Festival, Picturehouse Central

The festival will take place in London from the 29th July until the 1st August.

This year’s London segment of the festival is set to include a line up of 15 feature films from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., which have been selected by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse.

The Sundance Film festival is set to open with the UK premiere of Edgar Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers, a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron and Russell Mael,
which will screen consecutively in cinemas across the UK along with a simulcast filmmaker Q+A. It will close with the UK premiere screening of Janicza Bravo’s feature Zola.

Elsewhere, the programme is set to include Mass, starring Jason Isaacs and Ann Dowd alongside Martha Plimpton andReed Birney, a drama following two sets of parents in the aftermath of a fatal high school
shooting and is the debut feature from director-screenwriter Fran Kranz; winner of the U.S. Grand Jury
Prize, U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2021 edition of Sundance. CODA (dir. Sian Heder, winner
of Best Director in the U.S. Dramatic section at the 2021 Festival), which stars British actress Emilia
Jones, a warm-hearted comedy-drama following the hearing daughter of two deaf parents as she
navigates helping her family run their struggling fishing business, whilst trying to keep up at school.
Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo is a mythical animation centering around the premise of Cryptozoology, a
subculture who preserve the knowledge of folkloric creatures, with vocal performances from Lake Bell
and Michael Cera.

Audiences will also be able to see The Nest, Sean Durkin’s follow up to Martha Marcy May Marlene (which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival), with performances from British actor Jude Law and Carrie Coon.

The festival will also include two short film programmes to highlight the work of emerging and established independent filmmakers;the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour – a 96-minute theatrical program of
seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, including Wiggle Room winner of the Special Jury
Prize for Acting; and the UK Short Film Programme – a selection of new shorts with diverse styles and
unique stories, showcasing the vibrant talent creating short films in the UK today, including Lizard,
winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

Talking about the festival, Tabitha Jackson, Sundance Film Festival Director, said: “These films exemplify the spirit of a unique 2021 Sundance Film Festival – bold visions, unique perspectives, and singular creative talents. We (and
I as a proud Brit) can’t wait to bring them to the big screens and in-person audiences of Sundance Film Festival: London.”

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