Sun­dance line-up de­lights

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The pro­gramme for this year’s Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val, which takes place next month in deep­est Utah, was an­nounced ear­lier in the week, in­cludes such in­trigu­ing no­tions as Daniel Rad­cliffe play­ing (no, really) Allen Gins­berg. The former wizard turns up as the poet in Kill Your Dar­lings, a study of trau­matic in­ci­dents in the early ca­reer of the fu­ture Beats writ­ers. Jack Hus­ton, grand­son of John, turns up as the young Jack Ker­ouac. Lana Wil­son’s doc­u­men­tary Af­ter Tiller, ex­am­ines the mur­der of Ge­orge Tiller, a US doc­tor who prac­tised late-term abor­tions. Cit­i­zen Koch deals with the vexed is­sue of po­lit­i­cal fund­ing in the USA. More than half the dra­matic features are di­rected by women. Among them is Francesca Gre­gorini’s in­trigu­ing Emanuel and the truth about Fishes, which stars Jes­sica Biel as a woman mis­taken for the late mother of a neigh­bour. Ir­ish in­ter­est comes with a nod for Nick Ryan’s doc­u­men­tary The Sum­mit, about Lim­er­ick climber Ger McDon­nell’s ef­forts to as­cend the no­to­ri­ously per­ilous K2. The fes­ti­val closes with jOBS, the biopic of Steve Jobs star­ring Ash­ton Kutcher.

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