Sundance Film Festival 2013 Adds 4 More Feature Films to Line-Up
A few more intriguing films added to the program of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to top off an already-outstanding selection of films premiering in January. Sundance has unveiled four more features as part of the official 2013 line-up next year, including one sneaky "From the Collection" showing of Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, which premiered 20 years ago at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. The others include Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic (teaser image above) with Michael Cera, Juno Temple and Emily Browning in the Midnight category, the Muscle Shoals documentary, and Wrong Cops from wacky director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong). A few excellent additions to the 2013 line-up - more info below.
With the addition of these four films, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will present 119 feature-length films, representing 32 countries and 51 first-time filmmakers, including 27 in competition. These films were selected from 12,146 submissions (429 more than for 2012), including 4,044 feature-length films and 8,102 short films. Of the feature submissions, 2,070 were from the U.S. and 1,974 were international.
Park City at Midnight:
Magic Magic (Director & 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
Muscle Shoals (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
Wrong Cops (Director & 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 (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.
John Cooper, Director of Sundance, states: "With the addition of these four films, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will present an even more well rounded program of independent films. Each adds to the Festival in exciting, challenging and entertaining ways." John Nein, Senior Programmer for Sundance, says: "Among the offerings the Festival provides audiences is the opportunity to explore the legacy of independent film, side by side with new work. El Mariachi has become an iconic independent film and it continues to inform and inspire independent filmmakers and audiences alike – making it a fitting selection for our From the Collection screening." Sundance 2013 runs from January 17th to 27th. Visit: sundance.org/festival/.