We wait for this event all year like WASP-y children waiting for commercialized Hallmark Christmas and now, it’s finally time to announce the Sundance NEXTFEST 2015 Film and Music Lineup Aug. 7-9!
The team at NEXTFEST have handpicked their favorite indie films from Sundance 2015 (trailers below) and are showcasing them over a three day span alongside some of today’s best and brightest musical acts that embody a shared artistic sensibility with the film. Screenings will take place nightly at The Theater at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and will feature a glorious slew of accompanying celebrities, musical performances, and parties. Last year’s special guests included Werner Herzog, writer Bret Easton Ellis and filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn.
On August 2, the weekend before the festival begins, things kick off with the Los Angeles premiere of Cop Car with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In the film, Kevin Bacon plays a small-town Sheriff setting out to find the boys who have taken his car on a dangerous joyride. Director Jon Watts has just been tapped to direct the next Marvel film, so if that gives you any indication as to the pacing and blood pumping action in the film … we hope you can handle it. The outdoor screening under the stars will feature food trucks and a themed Cinespia Photo Booth. All ticket proceeds go to the non-profit Sundance Institute.
Complete NEXTFEST schedule:
Sunday, August 2 (Kick Off Event):
8:30 p.m.: The L.A. premiere of Cop Car (dir. Jon Watts, starring Kevin Bacon). Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Friday, August 7:
8:00 p.m.: Sky Ferreira and the L.A. premiere of Mistress America (dir. Noah Baumbach, starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke). Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA.
Saturday, August 8:
3:30 p.m.: The L.A. premiere of Finders Keepers followed by a conversation between directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel and a special guest. Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA.
8:00 p.m.: Sharon Van Etten and the L.A. premiere of Entertainment (dir. Rick Alverson, starring Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera). Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA.
Sunday, August 9:
3:30 p.m.: The L.A. premiere of Cronies followed by a conversation between director Michael J. Larnell and a special guest. Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA.
8:00 p.m.: Neon Indian vs. Toro Y Moi’s “’80s-inspired DJ battle” and the L.A. premiere of Turbo Kid (dir. Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell). Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA.
Tickets for all screenings go on sale tomorrow, June 25. Grab ’em here!
And now … TRAILERS! Entertainment doesn’t have one (that we can find), but the rest are here and ready for your watchful gaze: