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sundancelondon2013Sundance Institute and The O2 announced that three feature films have been added to the program for the second Sundance London film and music festival, set for April 25 to 28 at The O2.

The added films are: “A.C.O.D.” (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman); “Mud” (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols); and “Metro Manila” (Director: Sean Ellis, Screenwriters: Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers).

“A.C.O.D.” — Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clark Duke.

“Mud” — Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland and Reese Witherspoon. (See the trailer HERE.)

“Metro Manila” — Seeking a better life, Oscar and his family move from the poverty-stricken rice fields to the big city of Manila, where they fall victim to various inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. Cast: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla and Althea Vega. Winner of the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, selected the film and panel programming. Sundance London will present 21 feature films and nine short films across four sections, including a new UK Spotlight. Drawing on the Sundance Film Festival’s rich legacy of premiering outstanding films produced in the UK – including “An Education,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “In Bruges,” “In the Loop,” “Kinky Boots” and “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” – this new showcase presents a selection of UK films that premiered in Park City, Utah.

Of the 30 films in the festival, 26 films will make their international, European or UK premieres at Sundance London. Ten are by female filmmakers and six are by first-time feature filmmakers. The films collectively received 12 awards, including two Audience Awards, when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

    FEATURE FILM PROGRAM
    “Blackfish” — Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
    “Blood Brother” — Director: Steve Hoover
    “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” — Director: Francesca Gregorini
    “God Loves Uganda” — Director: Roger Ross Williams
    “In a World … ” — Director: Lake Bell
    “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” — Director: George Tillman Jr.
    “The Kings of Summer” — Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
    “Muscle Shoals” — Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier
    “Running from Crazy” — Director: Barbara Kopple
    “Touchy Feely” — Director: Lynn Shelton
    “Upstream Color” — Director: Shane Carruth

    SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM
    “History of the Eagles Part One” — Director: Alison Ellwood
    “Peaches Does Herself” — Director: Peaches
    “Sleepwalk With Me” — Director: Mike Birbiglia

    UK SPOTLIGHT
    “In Fear” — Director: Jeremy Lovering
    “The Look of Love” — Director: Michael Winterbottom
    “The Moo Man” — Director: Andy Heathcote
    “The Summit” — Director: Nick Ryan

    SHORT FILM PROGRAM
    “The Apocalypse” — Director: Andrew Zuchero
    “Black Metal” — Director: Kat Candler
    “The Date” — Director: Jenni Toivoniemi
    “Irish Folk Furniture” — Director: Tony Donoghue
    “Jonah” — Director: Kibwe Tavares
    “Reindeer” — Director: Eva Weber
    “Until the Quiet Comes” — Director: Kahil Joseph
    “Whiplash” — Director: Damien Chazelle
    “The Whistle” — Director: Grzegorz Zariczny

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “With the addition of these three films, Sundance London will present an even more well rounded program of independent films that represents the work we show at our Festival in Utah. In addition, each offers audiences a unique experience to interact with the artists behind exciting, challenging and entertaining work.”

Tickets for all Sundance London films and panels are now on sale at www.sundance-london.com.

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