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Kristen Wiig arrives at the LA Premiere screening of "The Spoils of Babylon" at the DGA Theater on Tueday, Jan. 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kristen Wiig can’t wait to get back to Sundance
First Published Jan 15 2014 09:43 am • Last Updated Jan 18 2014 03:25 pm

Nobody had to talk Kristen Wiig into going back to the Sundance Film Festival.

"I’ve been there many times before," she said, adding that her experiences have been "all good. Oh, I love that festival. I’m really excited to go back."

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“The Skeleton Twins” screenings

The movie, directed by Craig Johnson about an unexpected reunion between estranged twins, plays in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. » Library Center Theatre, Park City

Sunday, Jan. 19, 9 p.m. » Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City

Monday, Jan. 20, 9:30 p.m. » Redstone Cinema 1, Park City

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 12:15 p.m. » Eccles Theatre, Park City

Saturday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. » Library Center Theatre, Park City

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This time around, she’ll be appearing on behalf of "The Skeleton Twins," a "small film" from director Craig Johnson, who also wrote and directed "True Adolescents." And she’s co-starring with her old "Saturday Night Live" castmate Bill Hader.

"Bill is incredible," she said. "I had a great time doing the movie, and I get to go to Sundance with him, so I’m really excited."

The film, which premieres Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Library Center Theatre in Park City, may surprise a few people. It’s not exactly the kind of comedy you might expect from two former "SNL" castmates.

"It’s a drama with comedic moments, I would say," Wiig said.

"The Skeleton Twins" is about, yes, twins — played by Wiig and Hader — who each cheat death in separate incidents on the same day, which prompts them to get together to consider how their lives went so wrong.

The film features Ty Burrell, Mark Duplass and Luke Wilson in supporting roles.

"Skeleton Twins" wasn’t exactly fast-tracked to Sundance. It was shot 14 months ago on location in New York, a few months after Wiig left "Saturday Night Live" and a few months before Hader did the same.

"It’s always nice to work with friends. It’s fun. Right?" Wiig said. "I loved working with Bill."

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