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Sundance Next Fest Set for Aug. 7-9 in Los Angeles

The Sundance Institute has set its Sundance Next Fest for Aug. 7-9 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

It’s the third year that the festival has been held in Los Angeles, launched with the idea of getting attention for independent films outside of the confines of the Sundance Film Festival in January. The events pair five new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them.

Last year’s events include the premiere of “Life After Beth,” screenings of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” followed by a conversation with Werner Herzog and the filmmakers. The “Life After Beth” screening was followed by a solo acoustic performance by Father John Misty.

The Los Angeles festival is an extension of the Sundance Next section in Park City, which has included “Obvious Child,”  “Compliance,” “Appropriate Behavior,” “Tangerine” and “Escape from Tomorrow.”

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a restoration of the 1,600-seat United Artists Theater, built in the 1920s. It hosted the world premiere of “The Interview” in December.

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