ICARUS earns inaugural Audience Favourite Award at Sundance Film Festival: London as Picturehouse Central Announce Encore screening
Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced tonight that the Sundance Film Festival: London’s inaugural Audience Favourite award went to ICARUS directed by Bryan Fogel. Festivalgoers voted in the thousands for their favourite features across the four-day event at Picturehouse Central.
When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death, and Olympic Gold—exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.
ICARUS had its U.K. premiere at Sundance Film Festival: London following its World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A. where it received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: The Orwell Award.
The Sundance Film Festival: London took place from 1-4 June at Picturehouse Central and premiered 14 feature films from this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A, including a surprise film screening of critically acclaimed Patti Cake$, alongside 15 short films and four special events. Over 20 filmmakers and actors attended the festival to introduce their films and participate in audience Q&As, including: Salma Hayek, Miguel Arteta and Mike White with Beatriz at Dinner as well as David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James).
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London was supported by: Presenting Partner - Swedish Glace; Lead Partner – SundanceTV Global; Media Partners - London Evening Standard and Time Out; Event Partners – Dropbox, Empire, LSFF, SAGindie, and Utah Office of Tourism and Film; Hotel Partner – The May Fair Hotel; and Official Provider - Picturehouse Cinemas LTD.
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Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, Picturehouse Cinemas own and operate 23 cinemas and programme a further 40 venues across the UK.
Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 after extensive redevelopment of the former Cineworld in the Trocadero centre. With a brand new entrance on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Picturehouse’s new West End flagship has seven screens with more than 1,000 seats, a ground-floor café, a first-floor restaurant and a double-height Members’ bar on the second and third floors that includes a roof terrace with stunning views over London.
With Dolby Atmos sound, 35mm, 70mm and 4k projection, Picturehouse Central is the best place to watch a huge variety of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house films.