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Sundance Film Festival announces slate of premieres

AP , Tuesday 8 Dec 2015
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In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, Sundance Festival Director John Cooper makes some remarks to the audience at the opening night premiere of the film "Whiplash" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. The dramatic contenders at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival span history, genre and setting, from the slave days in the South to the gay-sex scene today in LA’s Korean spas. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, John Cooper and programming director Groth announced the slate of American and international dramas and documentaries in competition this year at the annual festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo: AP)
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Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon, Anna Kendrick and Danny DeVito are among the actors appearing in films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Festival organizers announced the slate of dramatic and documentary premieres on Monday.

Most of the titles won't be seen outside the January festival for several months, but premiering at the independent-film showcase carries its own prestige.

Stewart appears in "Certain Women," alongside Laura Dern and Michelle Williams, who also stars in "Manchester by the Sea" with Casey Affleck. Shannon appears in two films premiering at the festival: "Complete Unknown" and "Frank & Lola," which is described as a "psychosexual noir love story."

Kendrick stars with John Krasinski, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins in "The Hollars," which Krasinski also directed. DeVito appears with Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy and Ellen Burstyn in "Wiener-Dog," about a dachshund that spreads comfort and joy, directed by Todd Solondz.

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