This year’s Sundance London will again explore the connection between independent film and music.
Several of the films, both documentaries and narrative, look at the power of music, and in conjunction with screenings of Finding Fela, the festival will host a free performance from Dele Sosimi, one of the original members of Fela Kuti’s band, alongside an Afrobeat orchestra.
The Art of Film Music panel will discuss the process of composing original music for films, and solo artist and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will join the Hybrid Vigour Documentary panel alongside former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins, which will explore how British documentary is pushing the boundaries in challenging the genres of music, biography and archive film.
Also, there will be free live music performances organized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will take place in The Hub at Brooklyn Bowl for pass and ticket holders aged 18 and older during the festival.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said,
“That audiences in London have responded so positively to the films presented at the first two Sundance London festivals speaks to the power and universality of the stories told by our artists as well as the audience’s openness to exploring new ideas.”
Sundance London will take place at the O2 Arena from 25 to 27 April.
For more information visit sundance-london.com or follow @SundancefestUK on Twitter.