Four More Films Added To Sundance’s Lineup

An already impressive batch of films gets more impressive.

Today Sundance announced four more films added to their lineup, including the return of Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi as the "From The Collection" screening. El Mariachi was preserved in the National Film Registry because it fostered "the independent movie boom of the early 1990s," so what better way to celebrate its 20th anniversary than with a screening at the festival where it first premiered?

In addition, attendees will see an in progress screening of Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong Cops, the first chapter of which premiered at Cannes in May. This is not a sequel to Dupieux's Wrong, but rather the story of a dangerously incompetent officer of the law, played by Mark Burnham. 

I'm definitely interested in the third title, Magic Magic, a mental health thriller from Sebastián Silva starring Emily Browning, Michael Cera and the great Juno Temple, whose performance in Killer Joe this year has cemented her as one actress I want to see in many more movies. Magic Magic will be a midnight screening. 

And finally, in the Documentary Premieres category we have Muscle Shoals, following the artists of Alabama's FAME studios and its founder, Rick Hall. 

These all sound great! Read more from the press release: 

PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT

Magic Magic / U.S.A., Chile (Director and screenwriter: Sebastián Silva) — An American girl vacationing in remote Chile mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger. Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Augustín Silva. World Premiere

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES

Muscle Shoals / U.S.A. (Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier) — Down in Alabama Rick Hall founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bear witness to the greatest untold American music story. World Premiere

NEW FRONTIER (Film)

Wrong Cops / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Quentin Dupieux) — Imagine a Los Angeles where crime is so low that a bored cop sells drugs and harasses a teenager to pass the time. Shot in standalone chapters, as it is being financed, screened and released, watch the 45 minutes of crazy. Cast: Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little, Eric Wareheim.

FROM THE COLLECTION

El Mariachi / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez) — A mariachi musician arrives in a Mexican border town at the same time as a hit man. Each carries a guitar case, but the mariachi's contains his beloved instrument, while the hit man's is full of gadgets and weapons. Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Jaime De Hoyos, Peter Marquardt, Reinol Martinez.

El Mariachi premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. A newly struck preservation print of El Mariachi, created by Sony Pictures Entertainment to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary, will screen on Saturday, January 19 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Director Robert Rodriguez is expected to introduce the film and participate in the Q&A.

 

 

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