Saturday, 26 April 2014


Afternoon All!

So how did we enjoy Day One of Sundance London? I'd love to read all about your highlights and low points if you have either, drop them in the comment box below aka YOUR Stage.

I'm ready for Round Two if you are though! In addition to Films and Music, today sees the start of the discussion panels, each of which, sounds absolutely brilliant - how on Earth is a person supposed to choose? Here's your breakdown of what's happening at the O2 today...

Cineworld 8, 11:45 Start
Little Accidents

(Director and screenwriter: Sara Colangelo) — In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets. Little Accidents is Colangelo’s first feature film, inspired by her short film of the same title. Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, ChloĆ« Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas. International Premiere.

Memphis, Details as Yesterday, Cineworld 9, 11:45 Start.

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Details as Yesterday, Cineworld 6, 12:00 Start.

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Cineworld 7, 12:15 Start
The Art of Film Music 

What goes into a successful film score? What is the ideal way for directors and composers to interact? What are some of the many roles music can play in the filmmaking process? How can music enhance (or ruin) a movie? These and other questions related to the intersection of film and music will be discussed by two leading practitioners: Alex Heffes (pictured, The Last King of Scotland, Red Riding Hood, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Javier Navarrete (Pan's Labyrinth, Wrath of the Titans, The Sea, Byzantium), moderated by the director of the Sundance Film Music Program, Peter Golub (Frozen River, The Great Debaters, The Laramie Project). Presented in association with British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 

Festival Hub at Brooklyn Bowl, 14:00 Start

A Couple Funny Davids

Writer, director, comedian and actor David Cross (Hits, Arrested Development) and filmmaker David Wain (They Came Together, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Wanderlust) will discuss comedy in independent film. 

Finding Fela, Details as Yesterday, Cineworld 9, 14:15 Start

Obvious Child, Details as Yesterday, Cineworld 6, 14:45 Start 

Guts to Glory: How Do You Find Your Story?

With case studies from script to screen, this in-depth panel will get down and dirty about the often bumpy ride that it takes to realize your dream of getting your film made. From the spark of an idea, to typing the words FADE IN, to your world premiere at a major festival, filmmakers share stories from the trenches on how they navigated the obstacles, faced the challenges, compromised when they had to, and ultimately beat the odds. Are you ready for the true story? This panel is for anyone who has made a film (or dreams of making a film) or who just wants to know the real deal. Panelists are: Lenny Abrahamson, Director, Frank; Ryan Coogler, Director/Screenwriter, Fruitvale Station, and Marjane Satrapi, director, The Voices; Moderated by John Cooper, Director, Sundance Film Festival. Presented in association with BFI NET.WORK. 

The Case Against 8, Details As Yesterday, Cineworld 8, 17:30 Start.

Drunktown's Finest, Details As Yesterday, Cineworld 6, 17:45 Start.

Cineworld 9, 18:00 Start
Reservoir Dogs

(Director and screenwriter: Quentin Tarantino) — Six unacquainted professional criminals are brought together by a veteran thief to execute an elaborate diamond robbery that goes awry. Confused and panicked by their narrow escape, the four surviving jewel thieves regroup at the planned rendezvous spot, where they question trustworthiness and face harrowing confrontations and fierce dissension. Cast: Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Lawrence Tierney.
Premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.

SKY Superscreen, 18:00 Start
Fruitvale Station

(Director and screenwriter: Ryan Coogler) — The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008. Director Ryan Coogler makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this account of the real-life events of New Year’s Day 2009. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray. Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic presented by Acura at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. UK Premiere

Cineworld 7, 18:00 Start
They Came Together

(Director: David Wain, Screenwriters: Michael Showalter, David Wain) — This subversion/spoof/deconstruction of the romantic comedy genre has a vaguely, but not overtly, Jewish leading man, a klutzy, but adorable, leading lady, and New York City itself as another character in the story. They Came Together reunites director Wain with many of the stars from his 2001 cult teen classic, Wet Hot American Summer. Cast: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield, Christopher Meloni. International Premiere.

Brooklyn Bowl, 19:30 Start

Cineworld 6, 20:15 Start
The One I Love

(Director: Charlie McDowell, Screenwriter: Justin Lader) — On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship and their future. Cast: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson. International Premiere.


Brookyn Bowl Pop Up Stage, 20:15 Start

Cineworld 8, 20:30 Start

(Director and screenwriter: David Cross) — A small town in upstate New York is populated by people who wallow in unrealistic expectations. There, fame, delusion, earnestness and recklessness meet, shake hands and disrupt the lives around them. Hits is the directorial debut of writer, comedian and actor David Cross, best known for his work on Arrested Development. Cast: Michael Cera, Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Ritter. International Premiere

Cineworld 9, 20:45 Start
Dinosaur 13

(Director: Todd Miller) — An unprecedented saga in human history unfurls in this true tale of the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery and the ensuing battle to possess a 65-million-year-old treasure. (Documentary) International Premiere

Under The Electric Sky, Details As Yesterday, SKY Superscreen, 21:00 Start.

Brooklyn Bowl, 21:00 Start.

Cineworld 7, 21:15 Start
The Voices

(Director: Marjane Satrapi, Screenwriter: Michael R. Perry) — This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry's evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation. Satrapi’s debut feature, Persepolis, based on her graphic novel of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2008. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver. International Premiere

For your viewing pleasure...
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