The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is happening right now. Celebrities, film bloggers, studio executives and Hollywood hopefuls are all gathered in the snowy town of Park City, Utah. We’ll be bringing you coverage all week long, of course. But to get you in the Sundance spirit, we decided to roundup all things concerning the festival. Below we have the new trailer for James Franco‘s Kink, which premieres at Sundance this Saturday. We also have the scoop on a few cool events/parties (in case you are there). All that and more below.
- Girl Rising Event: Intel and 10×10 are hosting an evening of music and celebration. They’ll also be previewing scenes from Girl Rising, a documentary that tells the stories of several girls around the globe, fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams. The film includes voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington. The event will be held on Monday (January 21) from 6-8 PM at The Shop in Park City, Utah.
- The Verge Honors New Generation Of Talent: This Saturday, Verge Magazine will be hosting their launch party in The Samsung Galaxy Lounge at the Village at the Lift to recognize a new generation of talent to keep an eye on this coming year. Their list includes the likes of Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher), Julia Garner (We Are What We Are), Nick Robinson (Toy House) and Jonathan Groff (C.O.G). The event kicks off at 9:30 PM.
- Video Podcast Network Events: If you’re looking for comedic relief at Sundance (or some free food and free booze), Video Podcast Network is hosting a bunch of events with some great comedians like Scott Aukerman, Pete Holmes, Paul Scheer, Lake Bell and Casey Wilson. The first get-together will be held at Cisero’s on Main Street (from 6–8:30PM on Friday, so today), and the second will again take place at Cisero’s tomorrow (Saturday) and there will be events all day long from 3–9:45PM. You can go to 1iota to RSVP and get tickets.
- Sloan Jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Announced: Darren Aronofsky is just one of many members of the 2013 Sloan Jury. He’s joined by Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer), Scott Burns (writer, Contagion, The Informant), Dr. André Fenton (Professor of Neural Science at the Center for Neural Science at New York University), and Dr. Lisa Randall (Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University, author). This panel of judges will also participate in the Science in Film Forum Panel at the Festival.
- Kink Trailer: James Franco’s Kink documents the filmmakers of the BDSM porn site Kink.com. The film promises to discover the often misunderstood subculture and show how these people really do love what they do. The film is premiering this Saturday at midnight at the Sundance Film Festival and will play throughout the week as well. Here’s the new trailer:
- Emmanuel And The Truth About Fishes Clip: Here’s a new clip from Francesca Gregorini’s Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes, starring Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel. The film follows Emanuel (Scodelario) as she forges a unique friendship with her new neighbor Linda (Biel) who bears a striking resemblance to her late mother. Fishes will premiere today at 5:30pm at the Library Center Theatre, but there will be more screenings throughout the week. Check out the clip:
- In Fear Poster: In Fear is a psychological thriller about a young couple that gets lost in a maze of country roads and attempt to survive a night-turned-nightmare. The film comes from Jeremy Lovering and stars Iain De Caestecker (U.K. TV show The Fades), Alice Englert (the forthcoming Beautiful Creatures), and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). It’ll play a midnight screening at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20. Here’s the official poster:
- Primate Cinema: Apes As Family Gallery: Sundance may be filled with more comedies this year, but one of the weirdest movies to play at the festival is definitely Primate Cinema: Apes As Family, a film that documents the caged chimps at the zoo responding and interacting to their cinematic counterparts moving freely in space. You can head over to the Sundance Film Guide to check out when the film screens, and to Vimeo to watch the film’s trailer. Below are some photos of the movie:
That’s the end of our Sundance roundup. Keep checking back at ScreenCrave for more entertainment news, including coverage of the festival.
What Sundance film are you most excited about?