No word yet if Eminem will be showing up in Park City for one of those late night concerts that only happen at Sundance but the Oscar winning 8 Mile star is certainly part of the New Frontier slate for next year's festival.
While it's usually the films in competition and the premieres that attract a lot of the spotlight leading up to the Sundance Film Festival, but year after year it is the more experimental New Frontier offerings that often point most clearly towards the future. From Marshall From Detroit and 32 other projects from 10 countries, 2019 looks to be continuing that tradition, as SFF founder Robert Redford said today and as you can see by checking out the full slate below.
"For over a decade, New Frontier has pushed the boundaries of the possible, illuminating the potential of technology and storytelling," Redford declared of the ever-expanding selection. "These independent cross-media artists create new realities for, and with, their work — and the results inspire."
With new New Frontier venues this year, there's certainly inspiration to be found in the night in Motor City with hometown boy Eminem and an up-close seat for Arthur Ashe's 1968 tennis triumphant at the U.S. Open among the VR Cinema selections. Works inspired by that little-known scribe William Shakespeare and that paint dabbler Francisco Goya will also be making the rounds at the fext next year too. Plus, modern slavery, trans ballroom culture, biodigital looping, and racism and geography are included in what is a truly global section for the January 24 to February 3 festival.
Look for some new frontiers of our own, Deadline co-Editor-in-Chief, Film Mike Fleming Jr., myself and Anthony D'Alessandro will lead our Sundance coverage with breaking news on the deals, the films, the exhibits, the panels, and the word up and down Main Street and beyond. As in past years, we'll have our Deadline Studio up and running again as our team speaks to filmmakers about their projects and the festival.