Sundance organisers have announced the line-up for the inaugural NEXT Weekend event, set to run in Los Angeles from Aug 8-11 at various venues. The programme includes world premieres of The Foxy Merkins and How To Be A Man.

The feature presentations comprise 12 O’Clock Boys, Blue Caprice, Cutie And The Boxer, The Foxy Merkins, How To Be A Man, It Felt Like Love, Newlyweeds, Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors, A Teacher [pictured] and This Is Martin Bonner.

Madeleine Olnek directed The Foxy Merkins about lesbian prostitutes in New York. How To Be A Man from Chadd Harbold centres on a comedian with cancer who documents life lessons on video for his unborn son. The remaining eight selections are LA premieres.

Shorts include The Apocalypse, The Cub, The Event, K.I.T., #Postmodern, Seraph, Social Butterfly, A Story For The Modlins, Until The Quiet Comes and What Do We Have In Our Pockets?

As previously announced, the event will open with the outdoor screenings of the 1999 documentary American Movie and the 2000 horror Coven.

For further details visit the official site.