Programme revealed for Sundance London Music and Film Festival
- Niki Boyle
- 9 March 2012
Robert Redford and Tricky scheduled for talks and performances
The programme has been revealed for the inaugural Sundance London Music and Film Festival, to be held at The O2 from Thu 26–Sun 29 Apr. The festival is centred around the screening of 14 films from Robert Redford's annual Sundance independent film festival.
Among the highlights are Shut Up and Play the Hits, a film documenting the final gigs played by LCD Soundsystem in 2011; Safety Not Guaranteed, a Duplass Brothers-produced romantic comedy about a man who claims he can time travel and the reporter who investigates him; and 2 Days in New York, Julie Delpy’s comedic follow-up to 2 Days in Paris, about a couple whose lives are disrupted when her racist family come to visit.
Redford himself will appear at an event with Nick Hornby and T Bone Burnett, discussing the importance of music in film. Trip hop producer Tricky is reuniting with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird for a live run through of his debut album Maxinquaye, and Placebo are also scheduled to play a gig, with more acts still to be announced.
The full list of films:
Chris Rock stars in the sequel to 2 Days in Paris as the NY hipster who must deal with his girlfriend’s racist French relations.
A mash-up of live action and animation styles converge to tell the story of a relationship poised between the platonic and romantic.
Climate change doc with a twist – it follows the work of a National Geographic photographer as he attempts to document receding glaciers.
Hip hop-flavoured social drama about a young woman struggling to maintain artistic integrity whilst escaping from her family troubles.
Documentary focusing on the surprisingly serious hunger crisis that affects one in six people in the United States.
Comedy drama character study starring Paul Dano as a wannabe rock star fighting for custody of his daughter.
Drama set in Baltimore about an ex-con’s attempt to go straight while caring for his 11 year old nephew.
Ensemble drama about a young New Yorker whose presence disrupts the life of an LA family when she moves in.
Fly on the wall documentary about a wealthy couple caught out by the financial crash.
Indie romantic comedy about a female reporter investigating a man who claims to be able to time travel.
Documentary following LCD Soundsystem as they perform their final shows.
Documentary on the failure of America’s war on drugs.