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Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 16, 2013 at 1:30PM

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the lineup for its first-ever Next Weekend film festival, running August 8-11 in Los Angeles. Included in the 10-feature and 10-short program are Alexandre Moors' "Blue Caprice," Hannah Fidell's "A Teacher" and Zachary Heinzerling's documentary "Cutie and the Boxer." Full lineup below.
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Isaiah Washington in "Blue Caprice"
Isaiah Washington in "Blue Caprice"

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the lineup for its first-ever Next Weekend film festival. Running August 8 through 11 at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles, the program -- which is an extension of the popular NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival --  includes 10 feature films and 10 shorts, with two world premieres and eight LA premieres. The full lineup is below.

Included in the program are well-reviewed titles such as Alexandre Moors' "Blue Caprice," about the Beltway sniper attacks, Hannah Fidell's "A Teacher," starring Lindsay Burdge as a high school teacher obsessed with one of her students, and Zachary Heinzerling's documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," following the tumultuous 40-year marriage of Japanese artists Yushio and Noriko Shinohara. 

Next Weekend lineup:

FEATURE FILMS:

12 O’Clock Boys / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Lotfy Nathan) — Pug, a bright 13-year-old boy living on a dangerous, west-side block in Baltimore, dreams of joining the 12 O'Clock Boys – a notorious Urban dirt bike pack who invade the streets, popping wheelies and cruising at high speeds through traffic while clashing with police. (Documentary) LA PREMIERE

 Also screening Sunday, Aug. 11 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Visit MOCA’s box office to purchase tickets.

 

Blue Caprice / U.S.A. (Director: Alexandre Moors, Screenwriters: R. F. I. Porto, Alexandre Moors) — An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure in this film inspired by the real-life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson, Cassandra Freeman, Leo Fitzpatrick. LA PREMIERE

Also screening Sunday, Aug. 11 at Cinefamily. 

 

Cutie and the Boxer / U.S.A. (Director: Zachary Heinzerling) — Over the course of the chaotic 40-year marriage between New York-based Japanese artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, their headstrong, yet complementary personalities form a graceful rumination on companionship, sacrifice and the creative spirit. (Documentary) LA PREMIERE

Also screening Sunday, Aug. 11 at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. 

 

The Foxy Merkins / U.S.A. (Director: Madeleine Olnek, Screenwriters: Madeleine Olnek, Jackie Monahan, Lisa Haas) — Two lesbian hookers work the streets of New York. One is a down-on-her-luck newbie; the other is a beautiful – and straight – grifter who is an expert on picking up women. Together they face bargain-hunting housewives and double-dealing conservative women in this subversive buddy comedy. Cast: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Alex Karpovsky, Susan Ziegler, Sally Sockwell, Deb Margolin. WORLD PREMIERE

 

How to be a Man / U.S.A. (Director: Chadd Harbold, Screenwriters: Bryan Gaynor, Chadd Harbold, Gavin McInnes) — When former comedian Mark is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires an impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son. But when Mark nearly loses everything, he realizes he has the most to learn. Cast: Gavin McInnes, Liam Aiken, Paulo Costanzo, Megan Neuringer, Nigel DeFriez, Nicole Balsam. WORLD PREMIERE

 

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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.