For the size of our website, we’re really proud of the festivals we’ve been able to cover internationally, from Berlin, Toronto, SXSW and Sundance. Not many are fortunate to go to these film festivals and Sundance for the last 5 years having been bringing a taster of their festival to London.
Today they have announced their 2017 line up with the International premiere of Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner, and it will close four days later with the UK premiere of David Lowery’s critically acclaimed A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
This June (1st to 4th) the biggest independent film festival will have it’s home in the central London for the second year running at Picturehouse Central. They will present 14 features alongside 15 short movie features(including new UK ones), one which will be Kristen Stewart‘s directorial debut Come Swim.
Dave Bautista maybe an intergalactic A-hole this week with The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, and in Bushwick, things get intense and political as U.S suffers it’s 2nd Civil War. Audience Award winner Crowne Heights will premiere a rollercoaster ride of emotions in a truth life story of a miscarriage of justice. Woody Harrelson‘s Wilson will be loved by fans of Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes.Bitch is been slated as a truly original movie, starring Marianna Palka (who directs, scripts the movie too), a woman who snap under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog.
For the first time, the programme will include a Surprise Film screening which promises festivalgoers an exclusive chance to catch an audience hit from this year’s festival in Park City. If you know us from our time at Glasgow Film Festival we do love the ‘Surprise Film’.Additionally, the Sundance Film Festival: London will introduce an Audience Favourite award for 2017, giving festivalgoers the chance to vote for their favourite features, with the winner announced at the close of the festival.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “As we head into our fifth festival in London, we remain committed to introducing new American independent films to audiences around the world. Our success in the UK is a reflection of the enormous creativity of independent artists and the stories they tell, as well as the curious and adventurous audiences who have made us feel right at home in the heart of London.”
Sundance London Film Festival 2017 will take place between 1st until 4th June. More information will be available at picturehouses.com/sundance. Join the conversation on social media with #sundancelondon.
Picturehouse members and pass holders tickets go sale today with the individual tickets from 9.30am Tuesday 2 May
Telephone – 0871 902 5755 (lines are open 9.00am-8.00pm, seven days a week)
In person – from Picturehouse Central Box Office during the booking period
On-the-day – A limited number of tickets will be released on the day of each screening and can only be purchased in person at the main Box Office at Picturehouse Central.