Sundance Film Festival goes to Asia

The annual indie film festival is set to expand to Hong Kong.

The famed Sundance Film Festival is expanding to Hong Kong, the indie film institute announced last week. The festival there will debut on Sept 19 and run through the 28th. It will offer the Hong Kong premieres of eight new films from the 2014 Festival in Park City, Utah in the United States.

“In our effort to share the best of American independent film with audiences outside the US, Hong Kong seemed an excellent location with a rich cinematic history,” said John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival. “In partnership with The Metroplex, we look forward to presenting a programme of diverse and high quality American independent films.”

The Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects programme will be announced in mid-August followed by the commencement of ticket sales near the end of the month. It is jointly presented by Sundance Institute and The Metroplex, and is supported by the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau. Screenings will span across two weekends.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to films including Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite. — Reuters

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