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Sundance’s premiere and midnight lineups promise Cate Blanchett and Daniel Clowes

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After unveiling their competition and NEXT slate last week, Sundance is shoring up its 2017 selections with the announcement of the lineup of premieres, midnight movies, and more today. The latest batch of films includes The Big Sick, a semi-autobiographical story from couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon directed by Michael Showalter, a starring vehicle for Jessica Williams titled The Incredible Jessica James, and the latest from Daniel Clowes based on his graphic novel Wilson.

Park City will also play host to the premiere of the bizarrely enticing Manifesto, in which Cate Blanchett does “reenactments” in “an homage to the twentieth century’s most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch.” Other intriguing titles include new works from directors Luca Guadagnino and Dee Rees, and another one of the final performances of Anton Yelchin, Rememory. Thoroughbred, also starring Yelchin, will appear in competition.


The midnight section, meanwhile, contains a documentary about the shower scene in Psycho, a horror anthology directed entirely by women, and The Little Hours, a comedy in which Alison Brie plays a nun. You can see the full list on Sundance’s website.

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