Free tickets to Sundance Film Festival preview screenings for Midlands talent
If you're a filmmaker based in the Midlands, be the first to see exclusive Sundance Film Festival London preview screenings of the award-winning documentary, WRITING WITH FIRE at Phoenix Leicester on Friday 30 July and British drama/thriller THE NEST at Broadway, Nottingham on Saturday 31 July. Screenings will include a pre-recorded intro and Q&A between Sundance programmers and the talent involved in the films.
Tickets for filmmakers are free but limited so book below to avoid disappointment.
- SOLD OUT - WRITING WITH FIRE Friday 30 July 7:45pm Phoenix, Leicester BOOK HERE
Directed by Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh (India 2021, 122 min) Cert 18
A captivating documentary study of courage in complicated circumstances, WRITING WITH FIRE tells the story of Khabar Lahariya: India's only newspaper run by Dalit women.
Adrift in a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, Chief Reporter Meera and her tight-knit team of journalists – armed with just their smartphones - break traditions both on the frontlines and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful and challenging the gender roles they find themselves tethered to.
THE NEST Saturday 31 July 8pm Broadway, Nottingham BOOK HERE
Directed by Sean Durkin (UK / Canada 2021, 107mins) CERT TBC
Jude Law and Carrie Coon simmer in this tightly-wound two-hander from writer-director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) that’s at once an engrossing domestic drama and something akin to a ghost story.
Charismatic entrepreneur Rory (Law) relocates his family from the United States to a chilly, sprawling country house in England with dreams of profiting from booming 1980s London. But as his wife Allison (Coon) and their wayward children struggle to adapt to the complications of new lifestyle, the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, and the couple begin to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage.
We’re thrilled to return to London and expand across the UK with an exciting program of films that tell fresh, independent stories -- stories which are essential as we endeavour to understand our past while we reimagine our present and future.