The Kevin Bacon vehicle "Cop Car" rides into LA to side-swipe "Let's Be Cops" into a fiery death. Two boys find a cop car that they shouldn't have and Kevin Bacon is a bad cop after them. Many have called it akin to an Amblin Entertainment kind of movie. The director Jon Watts was just chosen to do the new Spider-Man movies.
The film kicks off at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, because of hipsters who can't stand being in an actual theater.
* Seriously, I get going their for morbid and horror movies, but why do they keep doing stuff at it for events not related to those genres, like the Breaking Bad finale.
Turbo Kid, another fan favorite from the festival circuit, takes 80's on overdrive in a post-apocalyptic world with a teenage hero. That look, looks like early Sam Raimi.
Sundance NEXT FEST August 7-9
the full lineup:
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 p.m. - Sundance NEXT FEST Kick Off Event
Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cop Car / U.S.A. (Director: Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Jon Watts,
Christopher D. Ford) -- A small-town Sheriff sets out to find the boys
who have taken his car on a dangerous joyride. Cast: Kevin Bacon, James
Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim. LOS
Friday, August 7, 8:00 p.m. - Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Mistress America / U.S.A. (Director: Noah Baumbach,
Screenwriters: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig) -- Tracy is a lonely college
freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience
nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she
is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke - a resident of Times
Square and adventurous gal about town - she is rescued from her
disappointment and seduced by Brooke's alluringly mad schemes. Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
- with -
Sky Ferreira -- Sky Ferreira has quickly established herself as one of
today's most exciting new faces in music, film and fashion. She first
signed to Capitol Records at the early age of 15 where she eventually
wrote and executive produced her critically acclaimed debut album, Night
Time, My Time. As an actress, she has worked with many independent
filmmakers including Eli Roth, Liza Johnson and Matthew Porterfield. Sky
is currently recording her highly anticipated new album, Masochism.
Saturday, August 8, 3:30 p.m. - Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Finders Keepers / U.S.A. (Directors: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel)
-- Recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a
stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern
entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill he bought at an
auction and believes it, therefore, to be his rightful property. LOS
Followed by a conversation between directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel and special guest (to be announced).
Saturday, August 8, 8:00 p.m. - Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Entertainment / U.S.A. (Director: Rick Alverson, Screenwriters:
Rick Alverson, Gregg Turkington, Tim Heidecker) -- In an attempt to
revive his dwindling career and reunite with his estranged daughter, a
broken, aging comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the
California desert. Cast: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan,
Michael Cera, Amy Seimetz, Lotte Verbeek. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
- with -
Sharon Van Etten -- Singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten writes from
free-flowing emotional honesty and vulnerability, creating a bond with
the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Following her
2012 break-through Tramp, last year's follow up Are We There and her new
EP I Don't Want to Let You Down, Van Etten finds herself in full
stride, writing, producing and performing.
Sunday, August 9, 3:30 p.m. - Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Cronies / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michael J. Larnell)
-- Twenty-two-year-old Louis doesn't know whether his childhood
friendship with Jack will last beyond today. Cast: George Sample III,
Zurich Buckner, Brian Kowalski. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
Followed by a conversation between director Michael J. Larnell and special guest (to be announced).
Sunday, August 9, 8:00 p.m. - Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Turbo Kid / Canada, New Zealand (Directors and screenwriters:
Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell) -- Set in a post
apocalyptic year of 1997, this nostalgic tribute to '80s
action-adventure films follows an orphaned teenager who goes on an
adventure to save his female-robot companion from the hands of the evil
warlord who controls the only water supply. Cast: Munro Chambers,
Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Aaron Jeffery, Edwin Wright. LOS
- with -
Neon Indian vs. Toro Y Moi '80s-inspired DJ battle -- Neon Indian, the
brainchild of Alan Palomo, is defined by a unique electro-mangled sound
which has attracted fans and opening slots before acts like Massive
Attack, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and Chromeo. Toro Y Moi, the guise of
Chaz Bundick, channels a wide swath of stylistic influences into his
electronics-incorporating music and cites Big Star, Talking Heads and
Todd Rundgren as some of his inspirations.