Sundance London – 26-29 April 2012 at The 02 Arena

Film lovers coming to London this Spring will be the first to experience SUNDANCE LONDON a programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural SUNDANCE LONDON FESTIVAL taking place at the 02 Arena .  These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Festival in Park City Utah, the premier independent film festival in the United States.
In bringing SUNDANCE to London for the first time ever, Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute sees this as the perfect opportunity to “continue his commitment to growing a broader international community around new voices and new perspectives.”
In addition to film screenings there will be live music performances and events each evening and an Opening Night event AN EVENING WITH ROBERT REDFORD AND T BONE BURNETT, PLACEBO in concert and TRICKY and Martina Topley Bird performing Maxinquaye so come on down.
The UK premieres programme low-down:

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Director: Terence Nance)

2 Days in New York (Director: Julie Delpy)

Chasing Ice (Director: Jeff Orlowski)

Filly Brown (Directors: Youssef Delara/Michael D Olmos)

Finding North (Directors: Kristi Jacobson/Lori Silverbush)

For Ellen (Director: So Yong Kim)

The House I Live In (Director: Eugene Jarecki)

Liberal Arts (Director: Josh Radnor)

LUV (Director: Sheldon Candis)

Nobody Walks (Director: Ry Russo-Young)

The Queen of Versailles (Director: Lauren Greenfield)

Safety Not Guaranteed (Director: Colin Trevorrow)

Shut Up and Play the Hits (Directors: Dylan Southern/Will Lovelace)

Under African Skies (Director: Joe Berlinger)

A Shorts programme comprising  
Eight Films from the U.S. and Abroad has also been selected

SHORT FILM PROGRAMME IN DETAIL
The Arm / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis) — In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve, a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 9 minutes 
Dol (First Birthday) / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Ahn) — A gay Korean American man yearns for a family life just out of reach. 11 minutes 
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared / United Kingdom (Directors: Joseph Pelling, Rebecca Sloan) — A short film about teaching creativity by This Is It Collective. 3 minutes 
FISHING WITHOUT NETS / U.S.A. (Director: Cutter Hodierne, Screenwriters: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey) — A story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2012 Sundance Film
Festival. 17 minutes 
The Return (Kthimi) / Kosovo (Director: Blerta Zeqiri, Screenwriter: Shefqet Gjocaj) — A man comes back from a Serb prison to his wife and son. Much has changed since he was declared missing and continuing where they left off four years ago may not be as easy as it seems. Winner of the Jury Prize in Short Film, International Fiction at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 21 minutes

Robots of Brixton / United Kingdom (Director: Kibwe Tavares) — The trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Animation Direction at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 6 minutes
Song of the Spindle / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Drew Christie) — An animated, humorous and informative conversation between a sperm whale and a man. Each one tries to convince the other that his brain is bigger. 4 minutes
Tooty’s Wedding / United Kingdom (Director: Frederic Casella, Screenwriters: Laura Solon, Ben Willbond) — A young couple’s marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. 19 minutes

Tickets to the event are available at www.sundance-london.com
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