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Sundance Institute Brings Next Weekend to Los Angeles, New Summer Film Festival Running August 8-11

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 4, 2013 at 1:00PM

The Sundance Institute will be a hosting an all-new summer film festival, Next Weekend, running August 8-11 in Los Angeles. The fest is an extension of the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section, which is designed to showcase "stylistically adventurous" films by up-and-coming directors.
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Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell in "Bellflower"
Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell in "Bellflower"

The Sundance Institute will be a hosting an all-new summer film festival, Next Weekend, running August 8-11 in Los Angeles. The fest is an extension of the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section, which is designed to showcase "stylistically adventurous" films by up-and-coming directors.

Next Weekend will present four days of screenings, parties and artists programs at LA's Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood, and other venues around the city including the Aero Theatre, Cinefamily, MOCA, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. The lineup includes films from previous NEXT sections, as well as brand-new films and films that have premiered elsewhere.

More info on the fest is here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.