Sundance’s Midnight Movie selection can always be counted on for some high-octane weirdness.
This year brings Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb in a comedy about a pregnant couple who move into “the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans,” a provocative documentary about sex, submission and domination, and Star Wars‘ own Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, co-starring in an action-adventure about young men obsessed with a first-person shooter game.
Yesterday was the indie film fest’s competition announcement, with a lineup filled with sex and comedy. Today, the organizers announced their picks for the deeply offbeat corner of the annual showcase, which runs Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah — and it kind of has the same theme.
“We always hope for a balance of stuff in the Midnight section — from horror, to comedy, to even a little sex in there. This year we have everything,” says Sundance chief programmer Trevor Groth. “It’s kind of a fun, crazy midnight lineup.”