Today the official line-up for the 2017 Sundance London Film Festival has been announced, which is set to take place at the wonderful Picturehouse Central cinema between June 1-4. In amongst the array of amazing films will see some special events, an Audience award and, for the first time, a Surprise film.
Opening the film is Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz
Almost amongst the schedule is Woody Harrelson’s new film Wilson; comedy The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter; Bushwick, which features Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 star Dave Bautista; and sci-fi drama Majorie Prime, which stars Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Geena Davis.
Here’s the official statement from the press release:
The festival will present 14 feature films direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. As previously announced, the festival will open 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.
Continuing the focus of the four previous London editions on presenting new work by emerging and established independent filmmakers, the 2017 festival will also include a short film programme with 15 shorts, including a strand dedicated to new UK shorts. The films collectively received 7 awards when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, including the Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic (Crown Heights) and Audience Award: U.S. Documentary (Chasing Coral).
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. 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.
Sundance London begins on June 1st and you can follow all of the best coverage here on HeyUGuys when the festival begins.