21 Sep ‑ 5 Oct 2017 (everyday)
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The Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong returns for the fourth edition this September with a curated selection of 12 independent films, direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.

From September 21 to October 1, these 12 highly acclaimed and award-winning titles will premiere in Hong Kong, along with two panel discussions with our visiting filmmakers, making the festival a fruitful and exciting event that any film lover simply cannot miss.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong will showcase 12 narrative and documentary films from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, in addition to the winners of this year’s Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition.

As always, the lineup features a diverse genre of film, from comedies set in the medieval past to our social media world present; drama and documentaries that revolve around sexuality, race, social issues, love, loss and identity. This year’s films are: A Ghost Story, Band Aid, Beach Rats, City of Ghosts, Columbus, Gook, The Hero, Ingrid Goes West, The Little Hours, Patti Cake$, STEP and Wind River.

The festival will open with the critically acclaimed drama A Ghost Story, starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara. Director David Lowery reunited the cast from his previous film, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and created this haunting drama about a recently deceased man (Casey Affleck) who returns to his home and wife (Rooney Mara), and watches passively as everything he knew slowly slips away... A Ghost Story will premiere on September 21 with director David Lowery attending the post-screening Q&A session to meet the audience.

A Ghost Story

Other filmmakers who will attend the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong to participate in post-screening Q&As with audiences include: Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid), Brett Haley (The Hero), Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes West), Jeff Baena (The Little Hours), and Amanda Lipitz (STEP).

The Filmmakers’ Panel Discussion is a section that local audiences and aspiring filmmakers look forward to each year, a rare opportunity to interact with accomplished filmmakers from the U.S. and hear about their journeys in making their film.

This year there will be two panel discussions on topics of interest to almost all aspiring filmmakers – screenwriting and music.

September 23 - The Art of Screenwriting
On September 23, our visiting directors and accomplished screenwriters David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Brett Haley (The Hero), Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes West, 2017 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award), and Jeff Baena (The Little Hours), will share their personal inspiration and unique stories as both writers and directors. Panel moderated by Kim Yutani (Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival).

The Hero

September 24 - Using Music to Tell Stories
On September 24, filmmakers Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) and Amanda Lipitz (STEP) will discuss the joys and challenges of music as an indispensable element in a film. Panel moderated by Trevor Groth (Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival).

Band Aid

Admission fee for each panel is HKD30 per person (with complimentary popcorn). Interested parties can purchase tickets online via http://hk.sundance.org .
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