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’15 Sundance Film Fest: Rupert Goold’s True Story & Ken Kwapis’ A Walk in the Woods

It’s a film starring Sundance Film Fest creator Robert Redford and another film starring Sundance mainstay James Franco that are the latest and last items to officially pad the 2015 edition. Ken KwapisA Walk in the Woods (surely to be discussed as a companion piece to Gus Van Sant’s heavy Cannes contender The Sea of Trees) and Rupert Goold’s directorial debut, True Story – a story that is stranger than fiction close out the Premieres selections. Also announced we find items for New Frontier, Sundance Kids and the From the Collection items. And while the line-up is complete, the actual final piece to the puzzle might actually be a secret screening or two. This year I wager on Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups playing as a non official showing. Here’s the press release.

A Walk in the Woods / U.S.A. (Director: Ken Kwapis, Screenwriters: Rick Kerb,
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Sundance unveils programme additions

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Sundance unveils programme additions
Sundance: Robert Redford stars opposite Nick Nolte in Salt Lake City gala

Festival top brass announced on December 15 a volley of 10 additional films and New Frontier installations.

The late arrivals mean the festival will screen 123 features overall from 29 countries culled from 12,166 submissions. A total of 106 of the features will be world premieres and 45 of the total line-up hail from first-time film-makers,

Sundance is set to run from January 22-February 1.

All synopses provided by the festival.

Premieres

A Walk In The Woods (USA)

Ken Kwapis

An aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature, and an eccentric assortment of characters. Together, they learn that some roads are better left untraveled.

Cast: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal.

World premiere

Salt Lake City Gala Film

True Story (USA)

Rupert Goold

When disgraced New York
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