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UK film centre in Cannes: Full line-up of events

20 May 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

On Sunday agents and producers discuss what feature film offers talent in the boom era of high-end TV.

The line-up for the UK Film Centre at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 18-27) includes a talent talk with the producers of Yorgos LanthimosThe Killing Of A Sacred Deer, a discussion about Brexit and a panel on attracting world-class talent (hosted by Screen International editor Matt Mueller).

The UK Film Centre is run by We Are UK Film, whose partners include the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Film Commission (Bfc), British Council, Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.

The UK Film Centre will be in Cannes from May 17-26 at Pavilion 119 of the International Village Riviera and is open for international and UK delegates from 9am – 6pm.

The full events line-up is below:

Monday 22Nd

The Practical Guide to Closing your Film (In association with European Film Bonds): 10.00 - 11.00

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Events line-up for UK Film Centre in Cannes announced

15 May 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Panels will tackle Brexit, attracting world class talent and working with Yorgos Lanthimos.

The line-up for the UK Film Centre at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 18-27) has been announced.

The free events include a talent talk with the producers of Yorgos LanthimosThe Killing Of A Sacred Deer, a discussion about Brexit and a panel on attracting world-class talent (hosted by Screen International editor Matt Mueller).

The UK Film Centre is run by We Are UK Film, whose partners include the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Film Commission (Bfc), British Council, Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.

The UK Film Centre will be in Cannes from May 17-26 at Pavilion 119 of the International Village Riviera and is open for international and UK delegates from 9am – 6pm.

The full events line-up is below:

Thursday 18th

Films without Borders (screening): 14.00 - 15.00

A showcase of films from young people living in challenging circumstances »

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Sundance London Announces Full Lineup, With a Surprise Film and New Audience Award

25 April 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” will close this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London, organizers said Tuesday, unveiling the festival’s full lineup. Lowery will also headline the events section of the program with an onstage interview.

This fest will present 14 features that saw their world premieres at parent festival Sundance in Park City, Utah, in January. The films were selected by the Sundance Institute programming team in conjunction with Picturehouse. Miguel Arteta’s “Beatriz at Dinner” was previously announced as the opening film for Sundance London, which takes place for a second year at Picturehouse Central in the British capital’s Soho district, from June 1-4.

“As we head into our fifth festival in London, we remain committed to introducing new American independent films to audiences around the world,” said Robert Redford, president and founder of Sundance Institute. “Our success in the U.K. is a reflection of »

- Robert Mitchell

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Sundance London to Open With European Premiere of ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

18 April 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miguel Arteta’s “Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek, will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London, it was announced Tuesday. 

The film will see its European premiere in June at the British outpost of the Park City festival. Sundance London is now in its fifth year.

Hayek is confirmed to attend the screening, alongside director Arteta and writer Mike White, which will take place June 1 at London’s Picturehouse Central.

Arteta said he was especially excited to premiere the film to British audiences “at such a politically polarized time in world history.” “Amidst the comedy, drama and brilliant performances in the film, Mike’s script weaves some timely and potent political commentary,” said the director. “I cannot wait to see how audiences outside the United States will react.”

The announcement of the film’s opening slot at Sundance London came just minutes ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s »

- Robert Mitchell

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Sundance London 2017 opening film revealed

18 April 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The film set to open this year’s Sundance London Festival has been revealed. That film will be Beatriz At Dinner from director Miguel Arteta. Salma Hayek leads the cast and both have been confirmed to be attending the festival in London this summer.

Beatriz At Dinner revolves around Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, who has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

The film world premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, and will be introduced to London audiences by director Miguel Arteta, screenwriter Mike White, and lead actress Salma Hayek on Thursday 1 June at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly, London.

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, »

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Sundance London to open with 'Beatriz At Dinner' starring Salma Hayek

18 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Miguel Arteta’s “dramedy of manners” will kick off festival on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London (June 1-4).

The film will be introduced by director Miguel Arteta, screenwriter Mike White and lead actress Salma Hayek at Picturehouse Central on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA and co-stars alongside John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny and Jay Duplass.

Hayek plays Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant in California whose life changes forever when she meets a self-made billionaire at a dinner party.

The full programme for the Sundance Film Festival: London will be announced soon.

The UK offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival, which puts a spotlight on American independent cinema, retains a June berth in 2017 following last year’s shift from its previous April slot.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “We look »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Sundance London to open with Salma Hayek's 'Beatriz At Dinner'

18 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Miguel Arteta’s “dramedy of manners” will kick off festival on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London (June 1-4).

The film will be introduced by director Miguel Arteta, screenwriter Mike White and lead actress Salma Hayek at Picturehouse Central on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA and co-stars alongside John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny and Jay Duplass.

Hayek plays Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant in California whose life changes forever when she meets a self-made billionaire at a dinner party.

The full programme for the Sundance Film Festival: London will be announced soon.

The UK offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival, which puts a spotlight on American independent cinema, retains a June berth in 2017 following last year’s shift from its previous April slot.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “We look »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Beatriz At Dinner to open Sundance: London by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-04-18 11:23:59

18 April 2017 3:23 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Salma Hayek, Connie Britton and Chloe Sevigny in Beatriz At Dinner - Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Photo: Lacey Terrell Sundance Institute has announced that Sundance Film Festival: London will open on June 1 at Picturehouse Central with the European premiere of Beatriz At Dinner.

The satire, directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Mike White, stars Salma Hayek as a new age sort who finds herself inadvertently sharing a meal with her rich employer, locking horns with her real estate developer husband Don Strutt (John Lithgow) along the way.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “We look forward to launching our fifth festival »

- Amber Wilkinson

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New Monsters Unleashed Video Featuring The Music Of Skillet Drops

10 March 2017 4:53 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Although we still have a couple more issues to go before Monsters Unleashed officially wraps, Marvel is doing their part to get the word out by circulating yet another promo video. Whereas the previous one reminded me more of 1950’s era footage, this one come across more like a modern news report.

Once again making use of motion comics, the latest offering does its best to make you feel like you’re living in the Marvel Universe and these kaiju-like creatures are tearing up your hometown. But luckily, you happen to exist within a universe that also has superheroes, so characters who are mentioned such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Captain Marvel are probably much appreciated.

Similarly, Marvel has entertained fans in recent memory with a variety of music videos, and it seems like they tried to continue that trend here by featuring the track “Back from »

- Eric Joseph

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Sundance announces award winners by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-01-29 17:33:16

29 January 2017 9:33 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fares Fares and Hania Amar in The Nile Hilton Incident - in Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to the President’s inner circle. Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival drew to a close last night at an awards ceremony in Park City, Utah, that was dominated by talk of Donald Trump's executive order to ban Muslims travelling from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia, including refugees, from entering the Us for the next 90 days.

The big winners included Syrian documentary The Last Men In Aleppo, directed by Feras Fayyad and Steen Johannessen, Macon Blair's drama I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Dina, direted by DAn Sickles and Antonio Santini »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Sundance: 'I Don’t Feel At Home', 'Dina' among 2017 prize winners

28 January 2017 9:46 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Sundance 2017 juries and audiences unveiled their picks on Saturday night.

In the grand jury prizes, Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore claimed the Us dramatic award and Dina by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini won U.S. documentary.

Tarik Saleh’s The Nile Hilton Incident won world dramatic and Last Men In Aleppo by Feras Fayyad and Steen Johannessen prevailed in the world documentary category.

In the audience awards, Matt Ruski’s Crown Heights and Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Coral were the favourites in the Us dramatic and documentary strands.

World cinema selections I Dream In Another Language by Ernesto Contreras and Joe Piscatella’s Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower emerged victorious in the dramatic and documentary sections.

“This has been one of the wildest, wackiest and most rewarding festivals in recent memory,” said festival director John Cooper. “From a new government to the independently organised Women’s March On Main »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance Blog: 2017 is the Snowiest Year at Sundance in a Long Time

27 January 2017 10:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The snow first started falling in Park City on Thursday, and it didn't stop until Tuesday. I was hoping for a snowy Sundance this year, but not this much snow. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival has been one of the snowiest Sundances in a long time. I've been attending for 11 years, and I can't remember it being as snowy and wet and cold as this year. Everyone is talking about it, even Sundance Director John Cooper, and pretty much every last attendee who has to trudge through the piles of snow and slippery sidewalks to get to screenings around Park City, Utah. But, of course, it's the snow that makes this a magical festival unlike any other and no matter what, the show must go on. So we bundle up, throw on some boots, and head back out. Everyone here braving the snow and cold is doing so in the name of cinema. »

- Alex Billington

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Winners and Losers From Sundance 2017 (So Far)

24 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Winter storms weren’t the only things causing headaches during the first week of the Sundance Film Festival. Buyers were griping that the movies being screened at this year’s gathering were aggressively uncommercial and that agents were pushing for wide releases and big paydays for films that will appeal only to small audiences.

Then there were the political issues. The inauguration overshadowed what was intended to be a celebration of artists, and inspired protestors to storm Main Street for the Women’s March. The events over the past few days also pointed to a political divide that has left many filmmakers feeling out of touch with the people who elected a president seen as being hostile to diversity, the environment, and free speech — touchstones for the Sundance faithful.

“Welcome to the bubble,” festival director John Cooper quipped at one film premiere.

But there is another kind of bubble in the mountains. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Sundance: Thousands brave poor weather to join March On Main

21 January 2017 3:06 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.

Marchers resisted the snow and low temperatures to bear placards in support of women’s rights, the environment and healthcare as a strong anti-Donald Trump sentiment rippled through the crowd. At time of writing there had been no arrests.

The march was one of 350 sister events across the Us and 20 countries in conjunction with the huge Women’s March On Washington on the first day of the 45th Us president’s term of office.

“Hello all you pussies!” actress Mara Bello told the assembled Park City crowd. “When they punch you in the pussy, punch them back with your pussy power.”

Bello’s comments drew prolonged cheers and were in reference to Trump’s notorious 2005 remarks about groping women that came to light late last year.

#MarchOnMain organising committee member Chelsea Handler led the march »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance: Thousands join March On Main

21 January 2017 3:06 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.

Marchers bore placards in support of women’s rights, the environment and healthcare as a strong anti-Donald Trump sentiment rippled through the crowd. At time of writing there had been no arrests.

The march was one of 350 sister events across the Us and 20 countries in conjunction with the huge Women’s March On Washington on the first day of the 45th Us president’s term of office.

“Hello all you pussies!” actress Mara Bello told the assembled Park City crowd. “When they punch you in the pussy, punch them back with your pussy power.”

Bello’s comments drew prolonged cheers and were in reference to Trump’s notorious 2005 remarks about groping women that came to light late last year.

#MarchOnMain organising committee member Chelsea Handler led the march and was joined by Salt Lake City »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Park City Women’s March: Massive Crowd Turns Out to Protest Donald Trump During Sundance

21 January 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Women’s March on Main hit Park City on a snowy Saturday morning, turning the first weekend of Sundance into a very different kind of must-attend event. Despite the frigid cold weather, turnout was high and the crowd remained energized during the march and hour-long parking lot rally, which spilled out around the surrounding hills and streets.

Despite the slow traffic — packed shuttles and lines of cars stretched down the ski town’s main thoroughfares and out of town as women and men flocked in from Salt Lake City and local environs — the mood was jovial, and at least one shuttle broke out into a chat of “this is what democracy looks like!” before even arriving at the rally.

Marchers included such Sundance Film Festival attendees as Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, carrying a Planned Parenthood sign and wearing “I’m with Meryl” stickers on her parka, John Legend, and »

- Anne Thompson and Kate Erbland

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Park City Women’s March: Massive Crowd Turns Out to Protest Donald Trump During Sundance

21 January 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Women’s March on Main hit Park City on a snowy Saturday morning, turning the first weekend of Sundance into a very different kind of must-attend event. Despite the frigid cold weather, turnout was high and the crowd remained energized during the march and hour-long parking lot rally, which spilled out around the surrounding hills and streets.

Despite the slow traffic — packed shuttles and lines of cars stretched down the ski town’s main thoroughfares and out of town as women and men flocked in from Salt Lake City and local environs — the mood was jovial, and at least one shuttle broke out into a chat of “this is what democracy looks like!” before even arriving at the rally.

Marchers included such Sundance Film Festival attendees as Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, carrying a Planned Parenthood sign and wearing “I’m with Meryl” stickers on her parka, John Legend, and »

- Anne Thompson and Kate Erbland

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Chelsea Handler at Sundance Film Festival Women’s March: ‘Don’t Lose Hope’

21 January 2017 8:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Park City — With chants of “Make America Great, Love Trumps Hate,” several hundred women and a cadre of supportive men took to the snow-bound streets here Saturday morning to protest the ascension of Donald J. Trump to the White House and to speak out for causes ranging from environmental protection, to Lgbtq rights to embracing immigrants of all races and religions.

The march kicked off a little after 9 a.m. local time, an hour after the scheduled start of a massive march and rally in Washington D.C. for the same causes. It coincided with similar protests around America, and the world.

Talk show personality Chelsea Handler organized and led the protest, which was expected to include Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt, Maria Bello, Laurie David, and politicians including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Park City Youth Mayor Maya Levine. Laura Dern and Charlize Theron »

- James Rainey and Brent Lang

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Sundance 2017: Why the Dealmaking Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story — Critic’s Notebook

19 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For every Sundance Film Festival movie that sells for a big sum, there’s another one that doesn’t.

While hordes of buyers scatter throughout Park City over the next week, a Sundance premiere from two years ago quietly hits theaters on January 27 with little fanfare. “I Am Michael,” Justin Kelly’s perceptive and troubling look at gay-activist-turned-Christian-pastor Michael Glatze (James Franco), hits theaters and VOD long after the Sundance hype has moved on. It’s a missed opportunity for the movie, in which Franco gives one his most complex performances, as audiences struggle alongside the character’s tragic sense of conflict with his faith.

At a divided moment in American history, it’s a shrewd look at conflicting values at the root of modern society. But no distributor took a gamble on it when its fleeting spotlight in Utah came and went; now, dumped onto digital platforms at the start of the year, »

- Eric Kohn

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Robert Redford Downplays Trump: ‘We Don’t Occupy Ourselves With Politics’ — Sundance 2017

19 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert Redford officially kicked off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Thursday by defining the festival’s role under the incoming Trump administration. During the fest’s opening day press conference, held at the Egyptian Theater, Redford stated that Sundance doesn’t “play advocacy” and tries to stick to the stories.

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“The idea is that presidents come and go. The pendulum swings back and forth…so we don’t occupy ourselves with politics,” Redford said. “The idea of us being involved in politics is just not so. We stay away from that because we feel that it’s far more important to support the storytellers and let them tell the stories. If politics comes up in their stories, that’s fine, but we do not take a position.”

At the same time, Redford voiced his strong support »

- Graham Winfrey

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