Sebastián Silva’s “Magic Magic,” Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s “Muscle Shoals” and Quentin Dupieux’s “Wrong Cops” have been added to the official 2013 Sundance Film Festival program. Robert Rodriguez’s 1993 debut, “El Mariachi,” which is part of the Sundance Collection at UCLA and first screened at the festival that year, has also been added as a From the Collection screening.
“Among the offerings the Festival provides audiences is the opportunity to explore the legacy of independent film, side by side with new work,” said Sundance Film Festival senior programmer John Nein. “‘El Mariachi’ has become an iconic independent film and it continues to inform and inspire independent filmmakers and audiences alike — making it a fitting selection for our From the Collection screening.”
With the addition of these four films, the festival will now screen 119 feature-length films from 51 first-time filmmakers. More than 100 are world premieres. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will run Jan. 17-27.
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Below are full details on the added films:
PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT
Magic Magic / U.S.A., Chile (Director and screenwriter: Sebastián Silva) — An American girl vacationing in remote Chile mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger. Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Augustín Silva. World Premiere
Muscle Shoals / U.S.A. (Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier) — Down in Alabama Rick Hall founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bear witness to the greatest untold American music story. World Premiere
Wrong Cops / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Quentin Dupieux) — Imagine a Los Angeles where crime is so low that a bored cop sells drugs and harasses a teenager to pass the time. Shot in standalone chapters, as it is being financed, screened and released, watch the 45 minutes of crazy. Cast: Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little, Eric Wareheim.
FROM THE COLLECTION
El Mariachi / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez) — A mariachi musician arrives in a Mexican border town at the same time as a hit man. Each carries a guitar case, but the mariachi’s contains his beloved instrument, while the hit man’s is full of gadgets and weapons. Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Jaime De Hoyos, Peter Marquardt, Reinol Martinez.
El Mariachi premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. A newly struck preservation print of El Mariachi, created by Sony Pictures Entertainment to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary, will screen on Saturday, January 19 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Director Robert Rodriguez is expected to introduce the film and participate in the Q&A.