Derek Jarman's Edward II and Gregg Araki's The Living End will be shown at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival to mark the 10th anniversary of the festival's From the Collection category.

Jarman's 1991 drama Edward II updates Christopher Marlowe's 16th century Elizabethan tragedy about the newly crowned king of England's gay affair that ultimately costs him the throne.

Araki's The Living End came out in 1992 and follows two HIV-positive men on a dark journey.

'Despite the historical significance of independent films, acceptable prints are often difficult to locate, or in some cases impossible to find,' festival and From The Collection programmer John Nein said.

'To create a living record, the Sundance Institute is partnered with UCLA to ensure that these films are preserved and remain accessible to fans and scholars of independent film.'