New 'Spider-Man' Director John Watts' 'Cop Car' to Screen at Sundance Next Fest

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'Cop Car'

The mini-fest will take place in Los Angeles from August 7-9.

Cop Car, the thriller by Jon Watts, who has just been chosen to direct the new Spider-Man movie, will screen at the Sundance Next Fest, which will take place in Los Angeles from Aug. 7-9.

The lineup for the mini-fest, which is comprised of six films that screened at this year's Sundance Film Festival, was announced Wednesday.

Cop Car — its profile now much higher given Watts' selection as the next Spider-Man helmer — will be presented in conjunction with Cinespia as a pre-festival event, screening on Aug. 2, the weekend before the festival begins, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Kevin Bacon stars in the film as a small-town sheriff pursuing a couple of boys who have taken a car on a joyride.

The main festival, which will combine film and music events, will take place at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles beginning Aug. 7.

To celebrate the announcement of the lineup,  Sundance Next Fest is co-hosting a screening Wednesday night of Tangerine at the Ace Theatre, co-hosted by Magnolia Pictures, Outfest and Ace Hotel DTLA. The screening will be followed by a special DJ set by Little Boots.

The films screening at the fest will include: Mistress America, directed by Noah Baumbach, with a performance by Sky Ferreira; Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel's Finders Keepers, followed by a conversation between the two directors and a guest to be announced; Entertainment, directed by Rick Alverson, with a performance by Sharon Van Etten; Michael J. Larnell's Cronies, followed by a conversation between the director and a guest to be announced: and Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell's Turbo Kid, followed by an '80s-inspired DJ battle between Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi.