We’ve just received the line-up of the films traveling across the pond from Park City, Utah to London, England to showcase at the Sundance Film Festival 2019: London. He event is set to run at the Picturehouse Central in London’s West End (just off Piccadilly Circus) from 30th May to 2nd June of this year.
The 2019 Sundance London line-up was revealed by the Sundance Institute and Picturehouse this morning. 12 feature films, which premiered at the main Sundance Film Festival in January will make the trip – and they are as follows:
After The Wedding – Dir. Bart Freundlich
Animals – Dir. Sophie Hyde
Apollo 11 – Dir. Todd Douglas Miller
Ask Dr. Ruth – Dir. Ryan White
The Brink – Dir. Alison Klayman
Corporate Animals – Dir. Patrick Brice
The Death of Dick Long – Dir. Daniel Scheinert
The Farewell – Dir. Lula Wang
Hail Satan? – Dir. Penny Lane
The Last Tree – Dir. Shola Amoo
Late Night – Dir. Nisha Ganatra
The Nightingale – Dir. Jennifer Kent
** Plus, a surprise film – details will only be revealed once the opening credits roll.
Opening this year’s festival will be the Late Night, which features Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, and Emma Thompson. Kaling wrote the screenplay for the film which is directed by Nisha Ganatra. Closing the fest will be Penny Lane’s Hail Satan?
Alongside the film selection, the festival will also highlight the work of industry pioneers with a series of panel discussions, Q&As and special guest appearances. As well as providing audiences invaluable insight into the filmmaking process, this year’s special events programme will focus on breaking boundaries and defying expectations, as speakers discuss what risk-taking means to them.
The 2019 festival continues the Sundance tradition of supporting original work from both emerging and established independent filmmakers through two short film programmes, including a branch dedicated to UK productions. In an exclusive repertory strand, “Triple Threat”, the festival will present three films from the Sundance archive. Complementing the number of complex, contradictory and compelling female characters who appear in the festival’s feature selection are renowned titles from previous Sundance Film Festivals: 52 Tuesdays (2013), Sophie Hyde’s debut feature in which a young woman complicatedly comes of age against the backdrop of her mother’s gender transition; David Michôd’s iconic Australian crime thriller Animal Kingdom (2010), featuring Jacki Weaver as the ruthless matriarch of a crime family ready to go to any lengths to protect her empire; and Lee Daniels’ Oscar-winning debut Precious (2009), starring Gabourey Sidibe as a young woman seemingly trapped by her surroundings who discovers a way out of a life of poverty and abuse on her own terms.
Festivalgoers will have a special chance to catch an unannounced title with the festival’s third Surprise Film – last year’s choice was Bart Layton’s American Animals.
Tickets on-sale dates:
Tuesday 16 April, 12.00pm: Priority ticket booking opens (Sundance Festival Passholders)
Friday 19 April, 12.00pm: Priority ticket booking opens (Picturehouse Members)
Tuesday 23 April, 12.00pm: General ticket booking opens and individual tickets on sale
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