Sun­dance comes to L. A. again

Sun­dance’s L. A. event un­veils a film lineup that in­cludes Noah Baum­bach’s latest.

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - By Mark Olsen mark. olsen@ latimes. com Twit­ter: @ IndieFo­cus

The third Sun­dance Next, with f ilms from the Utah fest, lists lineup. Here comes Noah Baum­bauch.

Con­tin­u­ing what has fast be­come an an­nual high­light of the lo­cal sum­mer movie sea­son, Sun­dance Next Fest on Wed­nes­day an­nounced its up­com­ing pro­gram. Culled from f ilms that pre­miered ear­lier this year at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val, the main pro­gram will run Aug. 7- 9, with the an­nounce­ment declar­ing the event “a cel­e­bra­tion of the rene­gade spirit of in­de­pen­dent artists.”

The event is in its third year and will be held for the sec­ond time at the Theatre at the Ace Ho­tel in down­town Los An­ge­les. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the venue’s abil­ity to both screen movies and host live per­for­mances, some movies are paired with a spe­cially cu­rated mu­si­cal artist.

A screen­ing of Noah Baum­bach’s “Mistress Amer­ica,” star­ring Greta Ger­wig and Lola Kirke, will be fol­lowed by a per­for­mance by Sky Fer­reira.

Rick Alver­son’s “En­ter­tain­ment,” star­ring Gregg Turk­ing­ton as a strug­gling co­me­dian, will pair with a per­for­mance by Sharon Van Etten.

The post- apoc­a­lyp­tic ad­ven­ture film “Turbo Kid,” di­rected by Anouk Whissell, Fran­cois Si­mard and Yoann- Karl Whissell, will be fol­lowed by a per­for­mance by Neon In­dian and Toro Y Moi.

As with last year, some f ilms will be fol­lowed by an ex­tended con­ver­sa­tion with a guest who was an in­spi­ra­tion to the film­mak­ers. Last year, Werner Herzog, Bret Eas­ton El­lis and Ni­co­las Wind­ing Refn ap­peared. This year’s guests are still to be an­nounced.

“Fin­ders Keep­ers,” a doc­u­men­tary on a le­gal bat­tle over a sev­ered leg, will be fol­lowed by a con­ver­sa­tion with di­rec­tors Bryan Car­berry and Clay Tweel. “Cronies,” a story of child­hood friend­ships strained while ad­vanc­ing to adult­hood, will be fol­lowed by a con­ver­sa­tion with Michael J. Lar­nell.

The week­end be­fore the pro­gram at the Theatre at Ace, there will be an Aug. 2 out­door screen­ing of “Cop Car” with Cine­spia at the Hol­ly­wood For­ever Ceme­tery. Star­ring Kevin Ba­con as a small- town sher­iff, “Cop Car” re­cently made news when di­rec­tor Jon Watts was an­nounced as di­rec­tor of the up­com­ing in­stall­ment of the “SpiderMan” fran­chise.

John Cooper, di­rec­tor of the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val said in a state­ment, “Los An­ge­les is home to a huge au­di­ence of peo­ple on the cut­ting edge of what’s new and next in f ilm and mu­sic. Our Sun­dance Next Fest was born as an experiment to show­case this and of­fer L. A. au­di­ences a slice of Sun­dance in the sum­mer.”

Tick­ets go on sale to the gen­eral public on Thurs­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to sun­dance. org/ next.

Sun­dance Fil m Fes­ti­val

“MISTRESS AMER­ICA,” with Greta Ger­wig, left, and Lola Kirke, will screen at Sun­dance Next Fest.


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