The Sundance Film Festival Adds Four Films to Its 2013 Lineup
The Sundance Film Festival has added a quartet of films to its 2013 lineup: Magic Magic, Muscle Shoals, Wrong Cops and a restored print of Robert Rodriguez's feature debut, 1993's El Mariachi.
Magic Magic, directed by Sebastián Silva, will make its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight sidebar. The film, a U.S./Chile production, centers on an American girl vacationing in remote Chile who mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger. Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Augustín Silva star.
Muscle Shoals, from helmer Greg "Freddy" Camalier, will make its world premiere as part of the festival's Documentary Premieres. The U.S. film chronicles the career of Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys and Bono are featured in the documentary.
Wrong Cops will play as part of the New Frontiers sidebar. Directed by Quentin Dupieux, the film is set in a Los Angeles where crime is so low that a bored cop sells drugs and harasses a teenager to pass the time. Shot in standalone chapters as it is being financed, screened and released, Dupieux will screen 45 minutes of footage.
El Mariachi, which is part of the Sundance Collection at UCLA, premiered at the 1993 Sundance Festival. A newly preserved print of El Mariachi, created by Sony Pictures Entertainment to mark the film’s 20th anniversary, will screen on Jan. 19 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Rodriguez is scheduled to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A.
"With the addition of these four films, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will present an even more well rounded program of independent films," festival director John Cooper said. “Each adds to the festival in exciting, challenging and entertaining ways."