And... action! Sundance London at Cineworld O2 promises a packed slate of exciting indie flicks

Calling all film fans! The Sundance Film Festival returns to Cineworld at the O2 from 25 to 27 April 2014, showcasing the very best independent film and music from around the world.

Since its inception in 1978, Sundance, created by legendary actor and director Robert Redford, has gained in status to become one of the most recognised film festivals in the world. Sundance now returns to London for its second year and Cineworld O2 is once again thrilled to play host to this landmark event in the cinema calendar.

Fans have been clamouring for news on what's showing – and now the programme has been officially announced. Full details and ticket booking can be found by clicking here but here's a little sampler of what's on the film menu...

Feature film category

Blue Ruin – a tense, taut and gripping revenge thriller about a dishevelled outsider who returns to his childhood home.

Fruitvale Station – rising star Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle; That Awkward Moment) stuns in this film based on the true story of a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008.

They Came Together – Paul Rudd and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler make a charming duo in this offbeat romantic comedy from cult director David Wain (Wet Hot Summer)

UK Spotlight category

Frank – From director Lenny Abrahamson, the man behind acclaimed Irish drama What Richard Did, comes the bizarre and hilarious story of Frank Sidebottom. Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal star.

The Trip to Italy – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for more bickering and upmarket gastronomy in director Michael Winterbottom's eagerly awaited follow-up to hit 2010 series-turned-film The Trip.

From the Collection

Memento – Christopher Nolan's calling-card movie, this complex, head-scrambling and utterly compelling story of a man with no short-term memory features a memorable performance from Guy Pearce.

Reservoir Dogs – Quentin Tarantino's film debut is a remarkably assured, violent and incredibly cool story of a jewellery heist gone wrong, with blistering turns from Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and a never-better Michael Madsen.

Winter's Bone – Jennifer Lawrence was Oscar-nominated for her star-making turn in this gritty, backwoods drama based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.

Remember, you can only get tickets (and full schedules) on the Sundance London 2014 website so hurry, screenings are limited.

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