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The program for the 2017 edition of Sundance Film Festival: London, the Utah festival’s British spin-off, has been announced.
Fourteen feature films have been selected from the offerings at Park City in January, including the Judd Apatow-produced comedy The Big Sick, Jon Hamm-starrer Marjorie Prime, Brooklyn-based actioner Bushwick and environmental documentary Chasing Coral, which won the U.S. doc audience award. Also in the lineup are 15 shorts, including Come Swim, written and directed by Kristen Stewart. The festival will close with David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Lowery will also take part in one of the festival’s Q&As.
“As we head into our fifth festival in London, we remain committed to introducing new American independent films to audiences around the world,” said Sundance founder Robert Redford. “Our success in the U.K. is a reflection of the enormous creativity of independent artists and the stories they tell, as well as the curious and adventurous audiences who have made us feel right at home in the heart of London.”
As had previously been announced, Sundance: London will open with Beatriz at Dinner, with star Salma Hayek set to introduce the film.
The festival will run June 1-4 at London’s Picturehouse Central cinema.
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