ScreenAnarchy Looks In-Depth at Sundance's NEXT WEEKEND Mini-Fest

Editor, Festivals; Los Angeles, California (@RylandAldrich)

We already told you about the awesome Opening Night festivities the organizers of Sundance's NEXT WEEKEND festival have in store with tonight's cemetery screening of Chris Smith's hilarious 1999 documentary American Movie, followed by Mark Borchardt's Coven, the film which the documentary explores. Now we're going to take you a bit further in depth into the NEXT WEEKEND program, taking a look at each of the films playing as part of the fest.

For more information and tickets, check out Sundance's NEXT WEEKEND website.

Sundance NEXT 2013 (part 1)

Half of the feature lineup at NEXT WEEKEND is made up of films that premiered in the NEXT section at this past January's big daddy Sundance fest. That includes Chad Hartigan's Best of NEXT Audience Award-winning This is Martin Bonner. That film tells the naturalistic story of a lonely gentleman who forms an unlikely connection with an ex-con and stars Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette, and Robert Longstreet. Monterey Media will release the film on VOD later this month.

Another Sundance fave making its LA debut is Hannah Fidell's A Teacher; a haunting "hot-for-student" story that features a breakthrough performance by Lindsay Burdge. The film has made a good festival run that included a stop at SXSW. Oscilloscope will release the film on VOD August 20 and theatrically September 6.

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