Sundance Film Festival is one of the biggest highlights on the calendar for the year in film. Every year, festival-goers venture out to Park City, Utah, and enjoy some of the finest films coming out of the independent industry, from some of the best and most promising filmmakers.
Next month will be no different. We’ve already had a fantastic slew of films announced for the festival in the initial line-up, the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier categories, and Premiers line-up.
And now the festival has announced a further four films that will be screening next month – Magic Magic, Muscle Shoals, Wrong Cops, and El Mariachi.
Sebastián Silva’s Magic Magic has long been one of my most anticipated films in production, and I am incredibly jealous of those who’ll get to see it first next month. Starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, and Emily Browning in the leads, the film is a perfect addition to the Midnight line-up, and I’m really hoping it will be coming to Sundance London in April.
Sundance 2013 will be held from 17th January to 27th January, 2013. With the line-up continuing to get better and better, it becomes more and more of a must-attend festival.
Park City at Midnight
Magic Magic / U.S.A., Chile (Director and screenwriter: Sebastián Silva) — An American girl vacationing in remote Chile mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger. Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Augustín Silva. World Premiere
Muscle Shoals / U.S.A. (Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier) — Down in Alabama Rick Hall founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bear witness to the greatest untold American music story. World Premiere
New Frontier (Film)
Wrong Cops / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Quentin Dupieux) — Imagine a Los Angeles where crime is so low that a bored cop sells drugs and harasses a teenager to pass the time. Shot in standalone chapters, as it is being financed, screened and released, watch the 45 minutes of crazy. Cast: Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little, Eric Wareheim.
From the Collection
El Mariachi / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez) — A mariachi musician arrives in a Mexican border town at the same time as a hit man. Each carries a guitar case, but the mariachi’s contains his beloved instrument, while the hit man’s is full of gadgets and weapons. Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Jaime De Hoyos, Peter Marquardt, Reinol Martinez.
El Mariachi premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. A newly struck preservation print of El Mariachi, created by Sony Pictures Entertainment to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary, will screen on Saturday, January 19 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Director Robert Rodriguez is expected to introduce the film and participate in the Q&A.