A few days ago it was revealed that the new film from director Adam Wingard and his partner in crime writer Simon Barrett, THE GUEST will be apart of the Sundance Institute NEXT FEST Aug 7-10th. We got the teaser along with the full film line up of the FEST here so read on after the break for more!
From the director of YOU’RE NEXT and featuring a standout, badass performance from Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), comes THE GUEST: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you’ve ever seen before. Empire Magazine called it “a demented action-horror hybrid of sci-fi conspiracy thriller and gore-fest”, and Vanity Fair US said, “THE GUEST is big, it’s bold, it’s badass, full of flavor Hollywood wishes it could pour over its vanilla blockbusters.”
A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Sounds like a disturbing thrill ride check out the teaser here and announcement for THE GUEST in the sundance Institute NEXT FEST.
For more information on THE GUEST visit their official website:
Here is the announcement for THE GUEST at NEXT FEST along with the complete film lineup.
Sundance Institute Announces Film and Music Lineupfor Sundance NEXT FEST, Aug. 7-10
4-Day Summer Festival at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles Life After Beth + solo acoustic performer Father John Misty >> Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter >>Listen Up Philip >> Imperial Dreams + R&B singer, songwriter and performer Tinashe >> The Guest>> A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night + indie rock band Warpaint
Films About Zombie Love, Iranian Vampires, Buried Treasure, a Mysterious Soldier and Artistic Ambition
Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary Screening Aug. 7 with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as Festival Kickoff
Tickets on Sale now at sundance.org/next; Now on Presale for Sundance Institute Members
Sundance Institute announced the films and music acts that will headline the Sundance NEXT FEST summer festival August 7-10 in Los Angeles. NEXT FEST, headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, celebrates the intersection of film and music and the renegade spirit of independent artists. Tickets ($15-25) go on sale to Sundance Institute members today and all others tomorrow at sundance.org/next. In addition to a 10th Anniversary screening of Napoleon Dynamite with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as the festival’s kickoff event on August 7, NEXT FEST will present the Los Angeles premieres of six films that first screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and offer unfettered creativity and fresh perspectives. The program features a zombie love story, an Iranian-set vampire movie, a modern tale of buried treasure, a thriller about a mysterious soldier, and films that explore the perils of artistic ambition amongst gang life in Watts and the literary world of New York respectively.
Each film screens once at the Theatre at Ace Hotel August 8-10 and will be paired with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations that bring together filmmakers with those who inspired them. The Sundance Film Festival programming staff selected the films and music acts for NEXT FEST.
The festival is an extension of the popular NEXT <=> section at the Sundance Film Festival, which showcases stylistically adventurous and bold films, and builds on the Institute’s NEXT WEEKEND event, hosted in 2013.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “NEXT FEST is a continuation of our efforts toconnect film-loving audiences with the next generation of independent filmmakers. The unique convergence of film and music enhances the experience of each and offers fresh insight into the talent and vision of these outstanding independent artists.”
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In the heart of one of the most creative cities in the world, NEXT FEST will launch a new wave of film and music talent into the artistic atmosphere. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, with its roots in cinematic trailblazing, will serve as the ideal hub for this cultural adventure.”
Sundance Institute members have access to a host of benefits related to NEXT FEST, including the ability to purchase tickets today, before they go on sale to the general public . At the August 7 screening with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, members will enjoy a reserved seating section and receive an exclusive tote bag, screen printed live at the event by Hit + Run. Members are also invited to a special party during NEXT FEST and are eligible to win a prize package including a three-night stay at the Ace Hotel plus airfare. Tojoin, visit sundance.org/membership.
Sundance NEXT FEST is supported by Principal Sponsors Acura and YouTube, which are both long-time sponsors of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Additional NEXT FEST sponsors include: Major –Kickstarter; Media – KCRW 89.9; and Supporting – Beachside Films, Film L.A., Inc., Southwest Airlines and Stella Artois.
The lineup of films includes:
Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary Screening
Life After Beth Los Angeles Premiere
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Los Angeles Premiere
Listen Up Philip Los Angeles Premiere
Imperial Dreams Los Angeles Premiere
The Guest Los Angeles Premiere
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Los Angeles Premiere
THE GUEST is directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barratt is stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer and Lance Reddick.