Sundance London returns for its 3rd year here at the O2 arena this weekend, featuring the best of American independent cinema, burgeoning British talent, and live music events. Here are the films to look out for at this year's festival.
Sundance London cherry picks the best movies from January's Sundance festival. American features to look out for include Fruitvale Station, which after debuting at the 2013 festival is finally made its way to the UK. Made by first time director Ryan Coogler, the film is based on the real-life killing of Oscar Grant by a police officer in San Francisco.
Other American features include Blue Ruin, a darkly humorous revenge thriller from director Jeremy Saulnier, and The Voices, a bizarre genre-bending tale starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and...talking animals.
British talent is also on display in Frank, an offbeat comedy about an aspiring rock band starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender as a musician who hides himself inside a large fake head. Also showing is an edited down version of The Trip to Italy, the improvised comedy series currently screening on BBC Two that stars Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.
Sundance is also celebrating its 30th anniversary by screening three of its best known film premieres, Reservoir Dogs, the 1992 directorial debut of Quentin Tarantino, Memento, the 2000 psychological thriller and breakthrough hit for Dark Knight-director Christopher Nolan, and Winter's Bone, the gripping drama that saw Jennifer Lawrence receive her first Oscar nomination.
Those are my picks, but there's plenty of other stuff to catch at this year's festival, from award-winning shorts to impactful documentaries. To follow coverage of the festival, go to our websites ibtimes.co.uk