Want to soak up the highlights from the Sundance Film Festival, before the rest of the world catches up and discover the next Amy Schumer? Then head to the golden state. Film, music and the best, magnetic, female comedic talent come together this weekend at the Sundance Next Fest, Los Angeles CA  August 10-13.  This is about as authentic as it gets for screenings, music video premieres, intimate, star-studded conversations and the opportunity to pick up tips on how to edit your own film with Adobe.

Happy 25th Birthday Reservoir Dogs and Tarantino!

Some of the most talked about Sundance Films will be screened including: Gook, Bitch, Lemon, Dina, LA Times and Golden Exits. There’s also an opportunity to see the restored 35mm, 25th birthday screening of Reservoir Dogs, honouring the man himself, Quentin Tarantino.

Sundance Next Fest explores the critical relationship between music and film and there will be three, cutting edge female comics to host each night of film and music exploration, kicking off with Kate Berlant on Friday Night. Kate will host a screening of Lemon at 8pm. Berlant has been described by the New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic’ and  Time Out New York City  declares her “one of the top three comics to watch”. Saturday night’s screening of Bitch is hosted by Kate Micucci,  co-star of  Garfunkel and Oates and  Sunday’s screening of LA Times is hosted by Natasha Leggero.

Leggero is the darling of US television, with appearances on : Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Comedy Central’s Reno 911.

If that isn’t enough excitement for all you cinephiles – you could also drop in on Peter Bogdanovitch, in conversation with filmmaker Alex Ross Perry on Sunday.

It’s all happening at the theatre at the Ace Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles and film luminaries will be joined by musical acts – Lizzo, Electric Guest and Sleigh Bells.

Film LA will be talking to Ava DuVerney (13th, Selma), with director Justin Chon; and America Ferrera, Martin Lemus, Linda Yvette Chavez and Aaliyah Williams will all be joining the conversation, following a screening of all seven episodes of Gente-fied.

Food, Drinks and Games at Next Door

For food and drink at Sundance Next Fest, the outdoor social hub returns this year, and access is free to ticket holders. Sample drinks from Hockstadter’s, Stella Artois, wine fron the Santa Ynez Winery and food from Califia Farms. Experience an Acura NSX Virtual Reality test drive, participate in games from Allbirds and put your questions to the LA Times Reporter booth.

Sundance Next fest Ticket and Venue Details

Ticket Info

Tickets cost,  $ 15-35,  please visit the website for details

Tickets for Sundance Next Fest

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Photo Info

Image 1  Reservoir Dogs – A film still from Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, an official selection of the From the Collection program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Image 2 – A film still from the movie Bitch.

Image 3 –  Comedian Kate Berlant

Image 4 –  Sleigh Bells

Image 5 – Portrait of Lizzo

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