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Sundance Film Festival London guide

The Sundance Film Festival returns to London in June for a four-day indie spectacular at Picturehouse Central. Here is the full line-up of films and details of how to get tickets

What is Sundance Film Festival: London?

The Sundance Film Festival: London is an offshoot of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It's back for a long weekend in June, featuring UK premieres of some of the hottest movies and docs from the mother festival in January.

This year the whole festival will unspool at the gorgeous Picturehouse Central cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End.  

When is Sundance Film Festival London?

The festival plays at Picturehouse Central for four days, from Thursday June 2 until Sunday June 5 2016.

What’s showing at Sundance Film Festival London?

Get the full line-up for Sundance Film Festival: London below. There are 11 new feature films playing (plus three Sundance classics including 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Blood Simple'). There are two programmes of short films from around the world. There are four special events with guest appearances from renowned industry names, including super-producer and former Focus Features head James Schamus. Look below for more details on every film playing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: London.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale now and cost £15. Time Out readers can obtain a discounted ticket price of £12 for all films and most special events by quoting 'TIME OUT SUNDANCE' over the phone or in person at the box office at Picturehouse Central. Book now by calling 0871 902 5755 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge). The offer is not redeemable online. 

 

The 11 films premiering at Sundance

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Tallulah

Ellen Page steals a baby (kind of accidentally) in the debut comedy-drama from 'Orange is the New Black' writer Sian Heder

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story

The incredible real-life story behind a brazen literary hoax that fooled celebrities including Winona Ryder

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Goat

Intense drama exploring US university 'hazing' rituals and male violence

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The Greasy Strangler

Fans of trashy bad-taste movies, this horror-comedy is for you

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Morris from America

A funny and painful coming-of-age drama following an African-American 13-year-old as he moves to Germany with his dad

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Indignation

Adaptation of Philip Roth’s classic 1951 coming-of-age story about a straight-A student's university adventures

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The Intervention

Three couples scheme to end the marriage of a fourth pair in actress Clea DuVall's directing debut

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Life, Animated

This inspirational doc is the story of how Disney movies connected an autistic boy to the world

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Weiner

Gripping political doc following New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner on the campaign trail

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Other People

Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly’s feature debut is a gay rom-com meets terminal-illness drama

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Wiener-Dog

Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito star in indie legend Todd Solondz's latest

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Short film programme

2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

A 95-­minute program of eight short films selected from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, showcasing a wide variety of story and style.

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2016 Sundance Film Festival UK Shorts

A showcase of seven shorts made in Britain that screened at Sundance Film Festival 2016.

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Sundance Film Festival: Road to Stardom

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Blood Simple

The Coen brothers burst onto the indie film scene with this darkly funny thriller in 1983, with M Emmett Walsh as the sleazy private dick – the first great Coen character.

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Winter's Bone

The film that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to superstardom, playing a teenager determined to track down her missing father.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Usual Suspects

A gem of the post-Tarantino indie crime boom, this slippery tale of five crooks brought together to carry out a heist is witty, sharp and totally unpredictable.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Special events at Sundance

Cutting Through The Festival Bullshit

Get the inside on what festivals are looking for from short films and advice from the experts on how to get your film made.

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'Diversity as an ethos'

This discussion will explore the progress made and still to be made in diversifying the indie filmmaking scene.

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James Schamus: The changing face of Independent Film

James Schamus, the mega-producer behind some of the most critically acclaimed independent films of the last 15 years ('Brokeback Mountain', 'Lost in Translation') discusses his career.

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Short film masterclass

Whether you are starting your first project or have been in the business for years, get advice and learn from real world stories. Followed by a reception to network with fellow local shorts filmmakers.

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