NEXT FEST Adds Comedians, Music Video Premieres and More

July 28th, 2017

NEXT FEST Adds Comedians, Music Video Premieres and More

As if this year’s Sundance NEXT FEST lineup wasn’t already super stacked, Sundance just announced some new features to the fest. In addition to the usual pairings of the edgiest films from Sundance Film Festival and incredible musical acts (curated by yours truly), three music videos will have their world premiere and some hilarious comedians are set to host.

Here’s some of the new additions to the line up:

Music Videos:

Joey Bada$$ – “Temptation”:

A little girl journeys through Brooklyn as an omniscient Joey Bada$$ protects her from the alluring temptations she encounters, directed by Nathan R. Smith

M83 – “Do It, Try It”:

A family outing to a burger joint sparks an argument between the parents whilst two children draw pictures to entertain themselves, taking the viewer into their imaginations. This mixed-media film, written and directed by David Wilson, fuses live action and hand-drawn animation. “Do It, Try It” is off of M83‘s Last Album titled Junk.

Hundred Waters – “Fingers”:

Hundred Waters‘ newest music video, “Fingers” is an eerie meditation on the dissolution of a relationship featuring 10,000 live insects, directed by Allie Avital.


8/11, 8:00PM: Kate Berlant will host the screening of “Lemon” + Lizzo concert.

Tickets here.

8/12, 8:00PM: Kate Micucci will host the screening of “Bitch” + Sleigh Bells Concert.

Tickets here.

8/13, 8:00PM: Natasha Leggero will host the screening of “L.A. Times” + Electric Guest concert.

Tickets here.

8/12, NOON: America Ferrera, actress and executive producer of “Gente-fied,” will have a conversation with Aaliyah Williams, director/creator/co-writer Marvin Lemus, and co-writer Linda Yvette Chavez following the screening of the seven-part web series.

Tickets here.

8/12, 4:00PM: Ava Duvernay will join “Gook” director Justin Chon for a conversation following the screening of “Gook”.

Tickets here.

8/13, NOON: Larry Wilmore, Emmy award winner and host of Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air, will join “Dina” directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles and Dina for a conversation following the screening of “Dina.”

Tickets here.

  • NEXT FEST takes place on 8/10-13 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Find the the full schedule here and purchase tickets here.

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