The 2013 Sundance London Lowdown

BATD ON Apr 19, 2013 AT 9:06 am

Sundance Film Fest 2013

Sundance Film Fest 2013

Festival weather has finally made its way to the UK! Inspired by the unavoidable Coachella chatter we’ve put together the could-be highlights of the second annual Sundance Film and Music Festival in London for you to preview before booking your tickets. There are only two short weeks until the opening of the fest so that means no time to waste. Things are looking promising enough to jump on the Sundance bandwagon asap.

The Ones To Watch

A.C.O.D

Carter epitomizes A.C.O.D., an abbreviation for Adult Child of Divorce. Whether or not he does this well is up in the air until the discovery of his childhood participation in a divorce study turns his world upside down. He has no choice but to make amends with his chaotic past and all the while his family is going haywire. Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke.

 

Mud

Matthew McConaughey is a fugitive on the run. Along the way he bumps into two teen boys who help him escape a bounty hunter and reunite with his long-lost love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon.

 

Running From Crazy

A family history of suicide and mental illness can be haunting. The granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Mariel, knows firsthand. In this documentary she strives to understand the tragedies her family has faced by unveiling deep secrets and seeking out solutions to avoid a similar fate herself. From two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple it’s making an international premiere at Sundance London.

 

The Look of Love

British magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond’s life hits the big screen. This true story tells of a 21st century rich man, one of the richest men in Britain to be more exact, who loses those closest to him along the way. Cast: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton.

 

Hub Talks 

Bands on Film – The Art of the Music Video

Saturday 27 April, Noon

Ever since the 90s happened the music video has become more than just a promotional venture. It’s become almost as important as the music itself and even comes to creatively identify artists. All a musician needs is 3 1⁄2 minutes to tell their story, but in this hub talk listeners will hear from the British Music Experience for much longer and will learn and discuss the importance of the music video and how directors create it.

 

Music Performances 

Lesley Pike 

Friday 26 April 7 p.m.

Blending poppy sounds, ’80s vibes and electronic tunes, Canadian indie girl Lesley Pike has created her signature vocals and lyrics. So far, she’s toured North America and the UK and is known for adding a bit of humour to her live shows, which you’ve got to love. Check out her album Tug of War to see what she’s all about.

Mary Epworth

Saturday 27 April 8 p.m.

She’s one of the UK’s most promising new talents since the release of her first album last year titled Dream Life. Her music is described as “a blend of 1960s West Coast psychedelia with gospel and dream pop”. Sounds a little crazy but hey, it’s gotten her reviews with two thumbs up!

 

Tickets for all Sundance London films, panels and music performances are now on sale at www.sundance-london.com.

 

 

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