The festival’s documentary features comprise Amy Adrion’s Half The Picture, which turns a critical eye on the dismal number of female directors working in Hollywood, and Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield’s follow-up to the well-received Queen Of Versailles. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities.
The program we’re bringing to London this year is full of artfully told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the audience to connect, in deeply personal ways, to the universal human experience.” Clare Binns, Joint Managing Director Picturehouse Cinemas, added, “We are thrilled to host our third Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central, celebrating the best independent cinema direct from Sundance Utah.
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The film has an all-female ensemble cast led by Regina Hall, alongside Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, AJ Michalka, Lea De Laria, Brooklyn Decker and newcomer Shayna Mc Hayle. Support The Girls takes place over the course of a long day at a sports bar, where the optimism and faith of the general manager of optimism are tested to the limits.
Created by Halpin (Hawaii Five-0), a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, The Oath explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend.
It sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join—only a select few make the cut—but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.
Among guests and filmmakers attending the weekend will be Toni Collette, star of gala film Hereditary, while the festival will also feature the UK premiere of Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, winner of the US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic in January; Skate Kitchen, the tale of female skateboarders and the narrative debut of Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle; and Augustine Frizzel’s debut, comedy Never Goin’ Back.
Aubrey Plaza stars alongside Emile Hirsch and Jermaine Clement in Jim Hosking’s (The Greasy Strangler) comedy, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn and the festival will also have the UK premiere of Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie. There will be panels with directors Fox, Granik and Akhavan while another about the intersection between fiction and non-fiction will comprise Fox, Greenfield and Moselle. The lineup is curated by the Sundance Institute and UK cinema chain Picturehouse, which hosts the event.Kimberly Hebert Gregory (Vice Principals, Kevin [Probably] Saves The World) has signed on for the indie drama, Miss Virginia, joining Uzo Aduba, Matthew Modine, Aunjanue Ellis, and Vanessa Williams. Sacrificing everything but still unable to make the tuition payment, she launches a movement that could save her son’s future and that of many other children in the community. This Is Us actor Lonnie Chavis and Jason Wiles (Third Watch, S. Written and directed by Wiles, the pic is about the life-altering friendship formed when Sunny (Wiles) and 11-year-old Sean (Chavis) grow a strong bond as they grieve over the passing of Sean’s father Mickey (Beach), who was Sunny’s best friend.Producers are Erin O’Connor, Rob Pfaltzgraff, and Maurice Black of the Moving Picture Institute, Stacey Parks of Media Sparks Films and M. Wiles is producing the pic with Stephen Peace via their newly formed banner Sunny Daze Studios, along with Michael O’Shea Jr., Mandy June Turpin, and Christian Briggs.The news is being announced today at the network’s upfront presentation at Sony Headquarters in New York.According to Crackle, The Oath is the platform’s most-watched new original series with the highest retention rate, episode to episode, of any Sony Crackle original.The first, Stuart Arbury, is joining the firm’s growing Packaging and Sales team.