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London's 2019 Sundance Film Festival releases schedule


The Sundance Institute and Picturehouse has today announced the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the Sundance Film Festival: London 2019 this summer.

The event, taking place 30th May – 2nd June at Picturehouse Central, will present 12 feature films selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team.

The festival will open with the European premiere of Late Night, written by and starring Mindy Kaling alongside Emma Thompson and will close four days later with the UK premiere of Penny Lane’s Hail Satan?.

Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said: “Society relies on storytellers. The choices they make, and the risks they take, define our collective experience. The slate at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London is full of storytellers who offer challenges, questions and entertainment. In telling their stories, they make difficult decisions in the pursuit of truth and art; culture reaps the reward.”

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, added: “These films and artists tell the truth: whether documentaries that illuminate hidden histories or fiction features that spotlight diverse, human experiences. We’re thrilled to bring these layered, intense and authentic stories to the Sundance Film Festival: London.”

Feature Film Programme:

  • After the Wedding – Director/Screenwriter: Bart Freundlich
  • Animals – Director: Sophie Hyde, Screenwriter: Emma Jane Unsworth
  • Apollo 11 – Director: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Ask Dr. Ruth – Director: Ryan White
  • The Brink – Director: Alison Klayman
  • Corporate Animals – Director: Patrick Brice, Screenwriter
  • The Death of Dick Long – Director: Daniel Scheinert, Screenwriter: Billy Chew
  • The Farewell – Director/Screenwriter: Lulu Wang
  • Hail Satan? – Director: Penny Lane
  • The Last Tree – Director/Screenwriter: Shola Amoo
  • Late Night – Director: Nisha Ganatra, Screenwriter: Mindy Kaling
  • The Nightingale – Director/Screenwriter: Jennifer Kent
  • SURPRISE FILM – Following on from the last two Surprise Films, Bart Layton’s crime flick American Animals and the hit rap story Patti Cake$, Sundance Film Festival: London will again feature an unannounced screening. Details will only be revealed as the opening credits roll. With just one screening, this will be one of the festival’s hottest tickets.

Short Film Programme

  • Brotherhood – Director/Screenwriter: Meryam Joobeur
  • Crude Oil – Director/Screenwriter: Christopher Good
  • FAST HORSE – Director/Screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich
  • The MINORS – Director/Screenwriter: Robert Machoian
  • Muteum – Director/Screenwriter: Äggie Pak Yee Lee
  • sometimes, i think about dying – Director: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Screenwriters: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento
  • Suicide By Sunlight – Director: Nikyatu Jusu, Screenwriters: Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams
  • Alan the Infinite – Directors/Screenwriters: Mikey Please and Dan Ojari
  • The Field – Director/Screenwriter: Sandhya Suri
  • Life in Miniature – Director/Screenwriter: Ellen Evans
  • Reneepoptosis – Director/Screenwriter: Renee Zhan
  • To Know Him – Director/Screenwriter: Ted Evans

Click here to visit the official website for more information.