Sundance London: Three Indie Classics to Unspool
LONDON – Three iconic movies "discovered" by the Sundance Film Festival during its 30-year history will unspool as part of this year's Sundance London film and music festival.
The Sundance Institute and the event's venue operator the O2 said the 2014 edition of the British festival would play host to Christopher Nolan's Memento, Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Winter's Bone, directed by Debra Granik and starring Jennifer Lawrence in one of her earliest film roles.
Nolan's film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, Dogs hit the festival in 1992 after getting support in development from the Sundance Institute, and Bone won the festival's grand jury prize in 2010.
The three films will unspool during the three-day event, from April 25-27, at Cineworld at the O2.
Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper said: "Independent film is constantly evolving and looking to what’s next, and the films shown at the Sundance Film Festival during the course of our 30-year history are prime examples of that. Showing three of our most celebrated films at Sundance London allows us to reflect on the incredible potential of independent film to endure and to inspire countless other filmmakers for generations to come."
The three films are part of The Sundance Collection at UCLA, a film preservation program established in 1997.
The Collection is specifically devoted to the preservation of independent documentaries, narratives and short films supported by the Sundance Institute and has grown to nearly 1,000 titles, including recent additions such as Paris Is Burning, Working Girls, Crumb, Margarita Happy Hour, Groove, Mad Bastards, Better This World, The Oath, Hero and Rate It X.
Founding donors include Fine Line Features, Gramercy Pictures, Miramax, New Line Cinema, October Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Strand Releasing, Zeitgeist Films and Trimark Pictures.