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The Eagles, Steve Coogan, Muscle Shoals for Sundance London

The Eagles, Steve Coogan, Muscle Shoals for Sundance London
Michael Bonner

It’s a busy day in the Uncut office, but I’ve just time to post about the line-up that’s just been confirmed for this year’s Sundance London festival.

Following on from last year’s festival – which included a rare appearance in London from T-Bone Burnett - Uncut readers can expect some good gear again this time, not least an appearance by The Eagles, a documentary about Muscle Shoals and Steve Coogan’s new film. Elsewhere, there's an "electro rock opera" from Peaches, and panels featuring David Arnold and - God help us - Jimmy Carr.

Anyway, here's some of the highlights of what to expect at the festival this year.

History of the Eagles Part One
(Director: Alison Ellwood)
Members of The Eagles - not sure which ones, mind – will be on hand on Thursday, April 25 to participate in an onstage Q&A following the screening of Alson Ellwood’s documentary, History Of The Eagles Part One, which features a reliably strong mix of interviews with the band members, unseen archive footage and
the band’s own home movies. (Incidentally, Parts One and Two will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 29).
25 April – 9.00pm + Q&A
27 April – 11.30am

Muscle Shoals
(Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier)
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Steve Winwood, Wilson Pickett and, ah, Bono queue up to pay tribute to Muscle Shoals, the legendary recording studio in Alabama, and Rick Hall, who founded the studio.
25 April – 5.30pm
27 April – 6.00pm
28 April – 2.30pm

The Look Of Love
(Director: Michael Winterbottom)
Winterbottom’s fourth project with Steve Coogan is a typically loose biopic of Soho porn baron, Paul Raymond. The vibe is similar to 24 Hour Party People. Fans of British comedy note: the sight of The Thick Of It’s Chris Addison with a curly perm and beard is something to behold.
25 April – 6.00pm

The festival runs at London’s O2 Arena from April 25 – 28. Tickets and the full line-up can be found here.


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