Sundance Film Festival reveals highly anticipated premières which will screen out-of-competition!
Last week, we told you about the films which would be screening in-competition at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival 2012. The latest announcement is the list of films which will receive their world premières during the festival.
Although actress/director Julie Delpy’s upcoming Joe Strummer biopic has a been in the news recently, it is her most recent film, 2 Days In New York, which will receive its première at the festival. The film is a sequel to the 2007 romantic drama, 2 Days In Paris, and will star Alexia Landeau opposite Delpy herself.
Another film which is likely to be surrounded by much anticipation is Spike Lee’s latest release, Red Hook Summer – the story of a young boy who spends the summer with his grandfather, despite never having met him before. Also hotly tipped to receive significant attention is Stephen Frears’ thriller, Lay The Favorite, which stars Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rebecca Hall in a story based around beating the Las Vegas sportsbook system.
Another film with a particularly impressive cast is Rodrigo Cortés’ Red Lights – a story of psychic investigation, starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen and Toby Jones.
With the category of documentary premières, audiences at the festival can expect to see Rory Kennedy’s Ethel, which offers a portrait of her mother, and Robert F. Kennedy’s wife, Ethel Kennedy. There will also be a screening of an as yet untitled Paul Simon Project, which sees the musician reunite with the performers of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in South Africa for the 25th anniversary of their collaborations on the album Graceland.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will also include a special event: Hit RECord at the Movies with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gordon-Levitt will host a showcase of works that have been created via the collaborative hitRECord production company. Audiences will also be invited to engage, interact and contribute by using their digital devices during the event, with the finished result being posted online.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 19th to the 29th. The full out-of-competition line-up of films which will receive their premieres can be found here: http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/2012-festival-program-announcement-premieres.