The 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival lineup will feature 17 feature films and 11 documentaries which will run from Jan. 16 – 26 in Park City, Utah.
The list released Monday, includes Frank starring Michael Fassbender, coming-of-age story Laggies starring Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz, romantic comedy They Came Together with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, and A Most Wanted Man with an ensemble cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe, to name a few.
In the documentaries list, Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela tells the story of human rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Happy Valley follows the story of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, and Steve James’s Life Itself based on late film critic Roger Ebert.
Director of the Sundance Film Festival John Cooper said in a statement, “The Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival feature new work from many established independent filmmakers who began their careers at our Festival years ago, which allows us to reflect on the impact, legacy and growth of the independent film movement over the past 30 years.”
Adding to the press release, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival Trevor Groth said, “In many of the films selected for our 2014 Sundance Film Festival, we see fascinating characters and subjects throughout. Whether portrayed by recognized actors taking on more challenging and diverse roles, or in the stranger-than-fiction reality of our documentaries, we look forward to sharing these incredible stories with audiences at our Festival.”
For the complete list of films, visit sundance.org/festival.