Sundance Film Festival: London announces “Redford Recommends” A showcase of three influential films that have premiered at Sundance | The Fan Carpet

Sundance Film Festival: London announces “Redford Recommends” A showcase of three influential films that have premiered at Sundance

19 May 2017

Sex, Lies and Videotape, Me and You and Everyone We Know and Man on Wire screen from original 35mm prints


Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today that three iconic films that have been supported by Sundance Institute Labs or played the Sundance Film Festival in the past will screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London from original 35mm prints.

Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, has personally selected three films which he believes demonstrate the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival’s legacy of nurturing and discovering filmmaking talent: Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), American auteur Steven Soderbergh’s influential debut feature which won the Audience Award following its premiere at the 1989 Sundance Film Festival, launching his successful and varied directing career; Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) from debut director/screenwriter Miranda July, which was supported by Sundance Institute's Directors and Screenwriters Labs and premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize; and, Man on Wire (2008), British filmmaker James Marsh’s celebrated documentary which went on to win an Academy Award® and BAFTA for Best Documentary following its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival: London takes place from 1-4 June at Picturehouse Central.

General tickets are now on sale at Picturehouse and tickets for the “Redford Recommends” screenings go on sale today.

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The 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London is 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.

REDFORD RECOMMENDS — A selection of celebrated films discovered and supported by Sundance Institute and its Sundance Film Festival, which takes place annually in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.



Sex, Lies and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)
Stephen Soderbergh burst onto the independent filmmaking scene with this savagely funny low budget drama about a group of young, adulterous 30-somethings. Powered by astonishingly raw, realistic dialogue and terrific performances from the likes of James Spader and Andie MacDowell, Soderbergh's film debuted at the 1989 Festival and won the Audience Award, going on to win the Palme D'Or at Cannes in the same year. Something of a protean text for the serious-minded, modern American indie, the film's razor-sharp dialogue, preoccupation with sex and the psyche, as well as its breakout performances, still pack a punch almost 30 years on. Screens from 35mm.



Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)
Utterly distinctive, visually inventive and ultimately moving, Miranda July's debut feature was supported by Sundance Institute's Directors and Screenwriters Labs and premiered at the 2005 Festival, taking the Special Jury Prize for originality of vision. A bittersweet love story revolving around a group of lost and heartbroken people, the film still dazzles with its offbeat tone, funny dialogue and impressive array of breakout performances from the likes of John Hawkes and July herself, who also wrote the film. Screens from 35mm.



Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
British director James Marsh debuted this riveting documentary at the 2008 Festival, winning both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. An account of Philippe Petit's infamous solo tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in 1975, the film utilises cinematic devices and styles more familiar from a heist caper than traditional talking-head style documentary films. Dazzlingly inventive and exciting, the film went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Documentary and inspired Robert Zemeckis' narrative feature version of the story, The Walk (2015), starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. Screens from 35mm.

Sundance Film Festival: London takes place from 1-4 June at Picturehouse Central.

Ticket information
Individual Ticket Prices:
‘Redford Recommends’ screenings: £8 (£5 for Picturehouse members)
Feature films / Shorts programmes / Special events: All individual ticket £16 (£13 Members)
Cineworld West End Unlimited cardholders: £5 per film
Cineworld Regular Unlimited cardholders: £7 per film
£1.50 booking fee applies to online orders (Picturehouse Members and Cineworld Unlimited cardholders exempt).

How To Book individual tickets
Online | Telephone – 0871 902 5755 (lines are open 9.00am-8.00pm, seven days a week)
In person – from Picturehouse Central Box Office during the booking period
On-the-day - A limited number of tickets will be released on the day of each screening and can only be purchased in person at the main Box Office at Picturehouse Central.

About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Picturehouse Cinemas
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.

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