Sundance has added three new world premieres to its lineup. Miranda July’s The Future will play in Out of Competition premieres, before it goes on to compete at the Berlinale.
Also, Rob Minkoff’s Flypaper will play in Out of Competition premieres. It stars Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, and Mekhi Phifer in the story of a clever hostage who comes between rival bank robbers.
Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney’s Magic Trip, about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters’ road trip to the New York World’s Fair in 1964, will screen in the Documentary Premieres section.
“It is significant that Miranda July is able to premiere The Future at our Festival in January and compete at the Berlin International Film Festival the following month. It is the mutual goal of both our Festivals to ensure that this independent filmmaker has as many opportunities as possible to present her work to domestic and international audiences alike,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. “We are also honored to welcome to his first Sundance Film Festival Academy Award winner Rob Minkoff, well known to film audiences for The Lion King, and excited to have Festival veterans Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney returning to us once again.”
The Future is about a couple whose life, including the course of time and space, is changed when they take in a stray cat. Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, and Joe Putterlik star.
With these additions, the festival now has 117 features in its line-up, including 94 world premieres.
Sundance runs Jan 20-30.