Sundance London 2018

Sundance London 2018: Programme

by Alexa Dalby




Main Features

UK Premiere

The Tale

Director: Jennifer Fox.
Starring: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common.

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive; based on the filmmaker’s own story.

Thursday 31 May, 7pm  Thursday 31 May, 7.15pm Saturday 2 June, 3.40pm

UK Premiere

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Director: Jim Hosking.
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson.

Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage takes a fortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only’.

Saturday 2 June, 10pm Saturday 2 June, 10.15pm  Sunday 3 June, 5.30pm

International Premiere

Eighth Grade

Director: Bo Burnham.
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton.

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Saturday 2 June, 7.45pm Saturday 2 June, 8pm  Sunday 3 June, 4.30pm

UK Premiere

Generation Wealth

Director: Lauren Greenfield.
Featuring: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jacqueline Siegel.

Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously personal journey and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.

Saturday 2 June, 8:15pm Saturday 2 June, 8:30pm Sunday 3 June, 11.45am

International Premiere

Half The Picture

Director: Amy Adrion
Featuring: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Emily Best.

At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values their voices equally.

 Friday 1 June, 6.45pm  Sunday 3 June, 5.40pm

European Premiere | Presented in association with Time Out


Director: Ari Aster.
Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro.

After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they’ve inherited.

Friday 1 June, 6.30pm Saturday 2, 9pm

UK Premiere

Leave No Trace

Director: Debra Granik.
Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey.

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. A small mistake tips them off to authorities sending them on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Sunday 3 June, 7pm Sunday 3 June, 7.25pm

UK Premiere | Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

Director: Desiree Akhavan.
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle.

1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Based on Emily Danforth’s acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel.

Saturday 2 June, 6.30pm Saturday 2 June, 6.45pm Sunday 3 June, 2.00pm

International Premiere

Never Goin’ Back

Director: Augustine Frizzell.
Starring: Maia Mitchell, Cami Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Joel Allen, Kendal Smith, Matthew Holcomb.

Jessie and Angela, high school dropout BFFs, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke. Now they’ve gotta avoid eviction, stay out of jail and get to the beach, no matter what!!!

Friday 1 June, 10.00pm  Sunday 3 June, 12.00pm Sunday 3 June, 12.15pm


UK Premiere

Skate Kitchen

Director: Crystal Moselle.
Starring: Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Jaden Smith, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams.

Camille’s life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

Presented by The May Fair Hotel

Saturday 2 June, 5.00pm  Sunday 3 June, 2.45pm


UK Premiere


Director: Idris Elba.
Starring: Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Cleary.

– Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. Ten years later he is sent on a mission to London. He reunites with his girlfriend and their daughter, but then the past catches up with them. Based on Victor Headley’s novel.

Friday 1 June, 9.30pm  Sunday 3 June, 5.00pm


Surprise Film

Sunday 3 June 3.00pm


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