Sundance announces 2014 premiere lineup

December 9, 2013 • Entertainment

This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows Michael Shannon in a scene from the film, ‘Young Ones,” directed by Jake Paltrow. The movie stars Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning. The film premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 16 – 26, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month — a lineup representing the 2014 fest’s most prestigious films.

The premiere list, announced Monday by the festival, features a wide range of genres, from comedies to mysteries, and is populated by such A-listers as Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sam Rockwell.

Here are some of the more anticipated films of Sundance 2014. Watch for many of them at your local multiplex in the months ahead:

— “Calvary,” directed by John Michael McDonagh and starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd and Kelly Reilly. A black comedic drama about a priest whose life is threatened following a confession.

— “Frank,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. A bizarre comedy about a wannabe musician who joins an avant garde Login to read more

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