Sundance Film Festival Expands to Hong Kong

New indie film festival will debut Sept. 19-28

The famed Sundance Film Festival is expanding to Hong Kong, the indie film institute announced on Thursday.

The festival will debut on September 19 and run through the 28th. It will offer the Hong Kong premieres of eight new films from the 2014 Festival in Park City, Utah.

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“In our effort to share the best of American independent film with audiences outside the U.S., Hong Kong seemed an excellent location with a rich cinematic history,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. “In partnership with The Metroplex, we look forward to presenting a program of diverse and high quality American independent films.”

The Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects program will be announced in mid-August followed by the commencement of ticket sales near the end of the month. It is jointly presented by Sundance Institute and The Metroplex, and is supported by the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau. Screenings will span across two weekends.

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to films includingBeasts of the Southern Wild,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “An Education,” “sex, lies, and videotape,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Precious,” and “Napoleon Dynamite.”