Virtual Reality Flight Simulator: Birdly
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A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival experience fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.
Six films make their Los Angeles premiere. Each film is paired with a special music performance that embodies a shared artistic sensibility, or a conversation with filmmakers and the luminaries that inspired them. With a kick off screening on Sunday, August 2 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, presented by Cinespia, NEXT FEST runs August 7-9, at the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
The home base for NEXT FEST is The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Originally opened in the 1920s as the United Artists Theatre, the space symbolizes a coming together of independent artists and perfectly embodies the spirit of Sundance NEXT FEST.
Get exclusive NEXT FEST access
Sundance Institute members enjoy VIP benefits at NEXT FEST including:
- First access to tickets (tickets available 6/24/15)
- Special seating section for members at every Ace screening (on a space-available basis)
- VIP seating at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Invite + 1 to the Member and Sundance Institute Alumni Filmmaker Party
- NEXT FEST exclusive tote (screen printed onsite at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
Sundance Institute Members help power year-round programming and support for independent artists. Become a member to get NEXT FEST benefits and be a champion for the unique and beautiful.Sign Up Today
Sundance NEXT FEST takes place August 7-9, 2015 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
The weekend-long summer Festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists by pairing five new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them.
The Festival is an extension of the popular NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival, which showcases stylistically adventurous and bold films, and launched films including Obvious Child, Compliance, Appropriate Behavior, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow. This will mark the Festival’s second year in Los Angeles.
News releases related to NEXT FEST are available here.
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