A digitally remastered CITY OF HOPE will be screened on January 29th at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, marking the film’s 25th anniversary. The film, which had it’s world premiered at Sundance in 1991, went on to win awards from the Independent Spirit Awards, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, and the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Centered around a doomed apartment block, the film explores the economics of a modern city by looking through the eyes of the various people who inhabit it every day. From the spoiled man-child looking to find his own path, to the corrupt government official seeking to take all, the various characters collide with each other for better or for worse, painting a deep picture of humanity in a city.
John and Maggie will be in attendance for the screening (Friday, Jan 29 at 2:15pm) at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Their good friend Larry Estes, who was instrumental in the making of the film, will join them for the Q&A session.
Many thanks to the good people at Sony Pictures Entertainment, along with the Sundance Institute and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, for making it possible for audiences to rediscover this classic film.
Tickets will be made available soon, and can be purchased at the following link: http://www.sundance.org/projects/city-of-hope