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Sundance London Selections Include ‘Finding Fela’ And Other Music Events

Sundance London Selections Include 'Finding Fela' And Other Music Events

All the features, shorts, and panel talks for the third Sundance London Festival have officially been announced. The fest runs April 25-27, and individual tickets go on sale this Friday, March 28th. The program includes 24 films that will be making their world premiere, with seven selections by first-time filmmakers. Among the filmmakers expected to attend are Ryan Coogler, David Cross, Rose McGowan and Marjane Satrapi. 

With a handful of films featuring a theme of music (such as “Finding Fela”), a number of music-themed events will be held. The festival will host a free performance from Dele Sosimi, one of the original members of Fela Kuti’s band, alongside an Afrobeat orchestra. The Art of Film Music panel will discuss the process of composing original music for films, and solo artist and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will join the Hybrid Vigour Documentary panel alongside former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins, which will explore how British documentary is pushing the boundaries in challenging the genres of music, biography and archive film. Also, free live music performances will be held throughout the course of the festival.

“Audiences in London have responded so positively to the films presented at the first two Sundance London festivals,” said Robert Redford, president and founder of Sundance Institute.”[It] speaks to the power and universality of the stories told by our artists as well as the audience’s openness to exploring new ideas.”

Take a look at the full lineup below.

Feature Film Programme

Blue Ruin
The Case Against 8
Dinosaur 13
Drunktown’s Finest
Finding Fela
Fruitvale Station
Kumiko The Treasure Hunter
Lambert & Stamp
Little Accidents
Obvious Child
They Came Together
Under The Electric Sky (EDC 2013)
The Voices

Special Event Programme


UK Spotlight

The Trip To Italy

From The Collection

Reservoir Dogs
Winter’s Bone

Short Film Programme

Cruising Electric (1980)
Exchange & Mart
Love. Love. Love.
Marilyn Myller
Notes On Blindness
Of Gods And Dogs
PHantom Limb

Short Film Programme 2

The Cut
I Think This Is The Closest To How The Footage Looked
The Last Days Of Peter Bergmann
Life’s A Bitch
MeTube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”
The Obvious Child

Panel Programme

The Art Of Film Music
Guts To Glory: How Do You FInd Your Story?
Hybrid Vigour: When Music, Art And Documentary Collide

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