The O2, 22 March 2013 — Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today that three feature films have been added to the programme for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. They are: A.C.O.D. (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman), Mud (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols) and Metro Manila (Director: Sean Ellis, Screenwriters: Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers). Tickets for all Sundance London films and panels, including those announced on March 11, are now on sale online.
Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected the film and panel programming. Including the three films announced today, Sundance London will present 21 feature films and nine short films across four sections, including a new UK Spotlight. Of the 30 films in the festival, 26 films will make their international, European or UK premieres at Sundance London. Ten are by female filmmakers and six are by first-time feature filmmakers. The films collectively received 12 awards, including two Audience Awards, when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “With the addition of these three films, Sundance London will present an even more well rounded programme of independent films that represents the work we show at our Festival in Utah. In addition, each offers audiences a unique experience to interact with the artists behind exciting, challenging and entertaining work.”
|The international and UK premieres of American independent narrative and documentary films that premiered in January at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.
|A.C.O.D. (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman) — Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke. (Narrative) International Premiere
|Mud (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols) — Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon. (Narrative) UK Premiere
|Drawing on the Sundance Film Festival’s rich legacy of premiering outstanding films produced in the UK – including An Education, Four Weddings and a Funeral, In Bruges, In the Loop, Kinky Boots, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels – this new showcase presents a selection of UK films that premiered in Park City, Utah.
|Metro Manila (Director: Sean Ellis, Screenwriters: Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers) — Seeking a better life, Oscar and his family move from the poverty-stricken rice fields to the big city of Manila, where they fall victim to various inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. Cast: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega. Winner of the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Narrative) International Premiere
These additions join the following previously announced titles:
FEATURE FILM PROGRAMME
Blackfish Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Blood Brother Director: Steve Hoover
Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes Director: Francesca Gregorini
God Loves Uganda Director: Roger Ross Williams
In a World… Director: Lake Bell
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete Director: George Tillman Jr.
The Kings of Summer Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Muscle Shoals Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier
Running from Crazy Director: Barbara Kopple
Touchy Feely Director: Lynn Shelton
Upstream Color Director: Shane Carruth
SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAMME
History of the Eagles Part One Director: Alison Ellwood
Peaches Does Herself Director: Peaches
Sleepwalk With Me Director: Mike Birbiglia
In Fear Director: Jeremy Lovering
The Look of Love Director: Michael Winterbottom
The Moo Man Director: Andy Heathcote
The Summit Director: Nick Ryan
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME
The Apocalypse Director: Andrew Zuchero
Black Metal Director: Kat Candler
The Date Director: Jenni Toivoniemi
Irish Folk Furniture Director: Tony Donoghue
Jonah Director: Kibwe Tavares
Reindeer Director: Eva Weber
Until the Quiet Comes Director: Kahil Joseph
Whiplash Director: Damien Chazelle
The Whistle Director:Grzegorz Zariczny
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Notes to the Editor:
The Sundance London film and music festival is a partnership between Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe. The second Sundance London will take place from 25-28 April, 2013 at The O2 and will host the international and UK premieres of films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. Tickets are now on sale.
Sundance London is supported by: Presenting Partner — Jaguar; Lead Partner — Sundance Channel Global; Supporting Partners — The Langham, London and Nokia; Media Partners — Empire, Fade to Black and Time Out; and Official Providers — ASCAP, Cineworld at The O2, Dolby, Gibson, Kickstarter and the US Embassy London. For partnership opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AEG Europe and The O2
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. It owns or operates some of the world’s best arenas and theatres, numerous sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and LA Galaxy (MLS), and a collection of companies dedicated to producing, promoting and presenting world-class live entertainment.
In May 2005, AEG Europe announced that it would transform the former Millennium Dome and the surrounding area into the UK’s most exciting and technically advanced music, sport and entertainment destination. It was renamed The O2 and opened in June 2007.
The centrepiece of the multi-million pound development is the 20,000 capacity indoor arena, the most popular and busiest arena in the world. There is also a live music venue – indigO2 – with a capacity of 2,900, The O2 bubble – a state of the art exhibition space that is host to the British Music Experience, a permanent, high-tech, interactive music museum, an 11 screen cinema complex, and a vibrant ‘Entertainment District’ featuring a variety of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The O2 arena sold more tickets than any other arena in the world last year (breaking all previous records) – making it the most popular music venue in the world for the fifth year running.
AEG employs more than 3,000 staff in over 45 operating companies worldwide. Its international head office is in Los Angeles, and its European headquarters is based in London.