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.
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
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
Ticketed– The premiere of intense fraternity drama Goat starring Nick Jonas + music by Sunflower Bean.
On Thursday August 11th, Sundance Institute celebrated the Night Before Next benefit presented by Acura at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event honored Nate Parker for The Birth of a Nation with the Institute’s annual Vanguard Award presented to him by actor and Sundance alum Michael B. Jordan. During the event, Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation team announced the Sundance Institute:The Birth
Ticketed – Sundance NEXT Fest: World Premiere of “Annie” + LA Premiere of “White Girl” + Conversation with Elizabeth Wood and Special Guest . White Girl: Summer, New York City: A college student goes to extremes to get her drug dealer boyfriend out of jail. White Girl will be followed by a conversation featuring Elizabeth Wood and one of her filmmaking idols.
Ticketed – Morris From America tells the winning tale of an American teen coming of age abroad. The film features one memorable scene where the titular ‘Morris’ performs at a talent show in front of his German classmates. Following the screening, star of Morris From America, Craig Robinson, will host a talent show showcasing local Los Angeles youth arts organizations.
Ticketed – Lovesong paints a subtle portrait of the enduring friendship and desire between two long-time best friends. There will be the cast and crew in attendance + a special performance by Shamir. Sundance NEXT FEST will present the Los Angeles premieres of six new independent films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, as well as a showcase of comedy short films. Each is paired with
The 3 day festival that is Sundance Next Fest has officially touched down in Downtown Los Angeles at the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel. Sundance Next Fest is ahead of the curb by combining various cultural instances into one show. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Los Angeles is home to a huge audience of people on the cutting edge of what’s new and next in