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Sundance Next Fest: L.A. Times with Electric Guest in Concert

Ticketed – L.A. Times / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Morgan) — In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, sophisticated thirtysomethings try to determine whether ideal happiness exists in coupledom or if the perfectly suited couple is actually just an urban myth. Cast: Michelle Morgan, Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone, Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE. Followed by a performance by Electric Guest. The

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Sundance Next Fest: “Golden Exits”

Ticketed – Writer/director Alex Ross Perry (2014’s Listen Up Philip) returned to the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 with another acerbic ensemble, this time exploring the personal torment belying domesticated oblivion. His impressive cast embraces both the dramatic and darkly comedic faces of despair intertwining throughout the incisive script; Emily Browning, Adam “Ad-rock” Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny. As with his previous works, Golden Exits is

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Sundance Next Fest – “Dina” hosted by Larry Wilmore

Ticketed – Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore will join directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles and the subject of Dina for a conversation following the afternoon screening. Dina is the Winner of the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Next Fest: LA Premiere of Bitch + Sleigh Bells

Ticketed – Jill, a lonely, distraught housewife with four unruly children, paces on her dining room table with a belt around her neck, contemplating a desperate end to her wretchedness. Her husband, Bill, focused on his identity as breadwinner and an affair with a lusty co-worker, is as oblivious to Jill’s growing terror that she will do something destructive as he is to the panic at his unraveling company. Meanwhile,

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Sundance Next Fest: LA Premiere of “Gook”+ Joey Bada$$ New Video

Ticketed – Gook / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Justin Chon) — Eli and Daniel—Korean American brothers who run a shoe store in Paramount, California—form an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, an 11-year-old African American girl. As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, LA’s racial tensions erupt during the infamous 1992 riots. Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr., Sang

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Sundance Next Fest: LA Premiere of “Gente-fied”

Ticketed – Gente-fied / U.S.A. (Director, creator and co-writer: Marvin Lemus; Co-writer: Linda Yvette Chavez; Executive Producers: Charles D. King, Aaliyah Williams, America Ferrera) — Seven characters deal with the effects of change in LA’s Boyle Heights. Bicultural millennials and old-school business owners hustle to create spaces that celebrate their Latino identities—even while faced with rent hikes, a housing crisis, and a steady stream of outsiders threatening to gentrify their

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Sundance Next Fest: LA Premiere of “Lemon” + Lizzo

Ticketed – LA Premiere of “Lemon” – Isaac Lachmann has seen better days. His acting career is tanking, while his colleagues succeed; his blind girlfriend of 10 years plans to leave him; and his own family singles him out as a constant disappointment at their latest reunion. Even as he takes a chance on new romance, Isaac struggles to define his place in a world that has seemingly turned against

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Sundance NEXT Fest: World Premiere of “Royal” + LA Premiere of “The Greasy Strangler” + Big Freedia

Ticketed – The Greasy Strangler bursts with the best of bizarro cult cinema aspirations in this hilarious anti-horror tale of a father & son competing for the same woman. New Orleans’ Big Freedia commands a dazzling Bounce rap show flanked by her unforgettable Diva dancers that bring the party like few other touring acts. The program will be preceded by a short film oddity from Flying Lotus.

Sundance NEXT Fest: World Premiere of “Beautiful People” + LA Premiere of “Under the Shadow”

Ticketed – World Premiere of Beautiful People + LA Premiere of Under the Shadow + Conversation with Babak Anvari and Special Guest. Under The Shadow: Tehran, 1988: As the Iran-­Iraq War rumbles into its eighth year, a mother and daughter are slowly torn apart by the bombing campaigns on the city coupled with the country’s bloody revolution. As they struggle to stay together amidst these terrors, a mysterious evil stalks

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Sundance NEXT Fest: Downtown & Dirty Shorts hosted by Nick Kroll

Ticketed – A wide-ranging showcase of some of the funniest short films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, hosted by stand-up comedians. The Festival is widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Affections | Director and screenwriter: Bridey Elliott The Procedure | Director and screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder A Reasonable Request | Director: Andrew Laurich, Screenwriters: Gabriel Miller, Andrew Laurich Thunder

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