Twenty-nine films in the Premieres and Documentary Premieres categories for the 2013 Sundance Film festival were announced today, with some music-releated ties, including:
“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” • Two boys (Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon) from the Brooklyn projects are separated from their mothers, and hide from police and forage for food in this drama, directed by George Tillman Jr. (“Soul Food”) and written by Michael Starrbury. Also starring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright.
“jOBS” • Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs, as director Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) and writer Matt Whiteley chronicle the central 30 years of the Apple Computer founder’s life. Also starring Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. Closing Night Film.
“History of the Eagles” • Director Alison Ellwood (“Magic Trip,” Sundance ‘11) tells the 40-year story of The Eagles — using never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and new interviews with all current and former band members.
“Sound City” • Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl makes his directorial debut, telling the story of Sound City, America’s greatest unsung recording studio, and the lost art of analog recording in a digital world. Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Trent Reznor, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and Kevin Cronin (R.E.O. Speedwagon) are among the musicians interviewed.