Sundance has added one late-breaking title to its Premieres section of the upcoming 2014 fest: Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” which he (controversially) funded partially via Kickstarter. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith’s cult classic “Clerks” has been added as a From the Collection midnight screening. The
2014 Festival runs January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and
“Clerks” joins the previously
announced From the Collection screening of Steve James’ “Hoop Dreams.” (James’ new doc “Life Itself” on Roger Ebert is premiering at this year’s fest.) Both “Clerks” and “Hoop Dreams” premiered at the 1994 festival, which will be the subject
of “Class of ’94,” a Power of Story panel at the Park City Egyptian Theatre on Friday,
January 24, with director Smith in person.
/ U.S.A. (Director: Zach Braff, Screenwriters: Zach Braff, Adam Braff) — Aidan
Bloom, a 35-year-old struggling actor, father, and husband, is still trying to
find purpose in his life. In coming to terms with the death of his father,
Aidan and his family unite to discover how to turn the page onto the next
chapter. Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson,
Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Joey King. World Premiere
FROM THE COLLECTION
Clerks / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kevin Smith) — One wild day in the
life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and
on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service! Cast: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson,
Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonauer.
premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. A newly struck print of Clerks, created by Miramax Films to commemorate the film’s 20th
anniversary, will screen on Friday, January 24 at 11:59 p.m. at the Egyptian
Theatre in Park City. Director Kevin Smith is expected to introduce the film
and participate in the Q&A.