Sundance Film Festival Adds Three Titles to Line-Up
Miranda July's 'The Future,' Rob Minkoff's 'Flypaper' and Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's 'Magic Trip' will all have their world premieres in Park City
The Sundance Film Festival added three films to its 2011 line-up Wednesday: Miranda July's The Future, Rob Minkoff's Flypaper and Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's Magic Trip. The fest runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
The Future and Flypaper will screen in the out-of-competition Premieres section; Magic Trip will screen in Documentary Premieres. All three are world premieres. In addition, July's film will screen at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
Here are the write-ups on the films:
Flypaper / U.S.A. (Director: Rob Minkoff; Screenwriters: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) — When two gangs try to rob the same bank at the same time, a clever hostage in the middle must save the day. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Blake Nelson, Pruitt Taylor Vince.
The Future / Germany, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Miranda July) — When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves. Cast: Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik.
Magic Trip / U.S.A. (Directors: Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney) — In 1964 Ken Kesey, author of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' and his band of Merry Pranksters set out on a cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. Fueled by large doses of LSD, they filmed the entire journey. Forty-plus years later, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and co-director Alison Ellwood use that footage, audio recordings and photographs to create an immersion experience of the legendary trip.
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