Miranda July’s debut film “Me and You and Everyone We Know” made a splash at Sundance five years ago — Roger Ebert stumbled into it on a whim and came out declaring it the best film at the festival. And now her second feature, entitled “The Future,” will be making its premiere in Park City this January before heading to screen in competition at the Berlinale.
Also added to the Sundance line-up is “Flypaper,” directed by Rob Minkoff of “The Lion King” and “The Forbidden Kingdom” (right?), a comedy about an accidental double bank robbery starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd. And then there’s “Magic Trip,” a documentary co-directed by Alison Ellwood and the prolific Alex Gibney, pieced together from footage of an acid-fueled road trip taken by writer Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters back in 1964.
Here are the official descriptions from the festival:
Flypaper / U.S.A. (Director: Rob Minkoff; Screenwriters: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) — When two gangs try to rob the same bank at the same time, a clever hostage in the middle must save the day. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Blake Nelson, Pruitt Taylor Vince.
The Future / Germany, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Miranda July) — When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves. Cast: Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik.
Magic Trip / U.S.A. (Directors: Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney) — In 1964 Ken Kesey, author of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ and his band of Merry Pranksters set out on a cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. Fueled by large doses of LSD, they filmed the entire journey. Forty-plus years later, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and co-director Alison Ellwood use that footage, audio recordings and photographs to create an immersion experience of the legendary trip.