Sundance Next Fest: Father John Misty & Warpaint to Perform
Sundance’s Next Fest will return to The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for its second year when the Sundance Film Festival spinoff takes place from Aug. 7-9. The weekend-long summer festival will once again pair five new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them, organizers announced Tuesday.
The mini-fest, now in its third year, will feature films chosen by the Sundance programming staff, with most of the films drawn from this past January’s Sundance Festival. Last year’s Next Fest included the premiere of Life After Beth with a solo acoustic performance by Father John Misty, a screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night with a live performance by Warpaint, and a screening of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter followed by a conversation between the filmmakers and Werner Herzog. Sundance Next Fest is an extension of Sundance’s Next sidebar, which has launched films including Obvious Child, Compliance, Appropriate Behavior, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel is the former United Artists Theater, built in the 1920s for the Maverick Film Studio founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W Griffith and Charles Chaplin.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.