Midnight section thriller 'Magic Magic' among additions
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival has added four feature films to its lineup, including midnight selection “Magic Magic,” Chilean director Sebastian Silva’s thriller starring Juno Temple, Michael Cera and Emily Browning.
Other added titles include music docu “Muscle Shoals,” comedy “Wrong Cops” and a special screening of Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi.” With the additions, fest’s total stands at 119 feature-length films.
Silva also wrote “Magic Magic,” which follows an American girl (Temple) who experiences a mental breakdown while vacationing in Chile. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions pre-bought all media rights earlier this year to the pic that also stars Catalina Sandino Moreno.
“Muscle Shoals,” directed by Greg Camalier, will debut in the fest’s Documentary Premieres section and features interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys and Bono. Pic recounts the story of the Alabama-based Fame Studios, where the Muscle Shoals sound was born.
“Wrong Cops,” from director and screenwriter Quentin Dupieux, will debut 45 minutes of its standalone chapters in the fest’s New Frontier section. It follows a Los Angeles cop bored who, bored amid a dwindling crime rate, sells drugs and harasses a teen to pass the time. Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little and Eric Wareheim star.
“El Mariachi,” released in 1993, is part of the film preservation program Sundance Collection at UCLA. It preemed at Sundance in ’93; a newly preserved print, created by Sony Pictures Entertainment to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary, will screen on Saturday, Jan. 19.