With Sundance starting tomorrow in Park City, Utah, I’m being bombarded with images, clips and posters from the films playing at the Festival. While I still have to get a lot of stuff ready for my trip, I’m going to try and get a lot of the assets I’ve been given online today. Saying that, over the next week, expect a ton of updates from the Festival as I’ve landed interviews with some great people and I’ll be seeing a lot of movies.
Anyway, while the image of Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning from The Runaways (premiering at Sundance) has already been online, I’ve just been given a super high resolution version. Hit the jump to check it out. Also, the first screening of The Runaways is this Sunday, so expect plenty of reviews to hit the net that night.
Here’s the official synopsis and where it’s playing at Sundance in case you’re going. Good luck getting tickets.
The Runaways follows two friends, Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself-and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’s pure rock’ n’ roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.
Apparition will open THE RUNAWAYS in over 1400 theaters on March 19. The music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s stars Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Riley Keough, Scout Taylor-Compton (TV’s “Arrested Development”), and Michael Shannon. The film marks the first theatrical collaboration between Apparition and River Road Entertainment. Executive Produced by Joan Jett and Produced by River Road and Linson Entertainment, THE RUNAWAYS will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday, January 24.
Sunday, January 24th at 6:30pm- Eccles Theater, Park City
Monday, January 25th at 8:30am- Library Center Theater, Park City
Thursday, January 28th at 7:00pm- Madison- Sundance USA
Saturday, January 30th at 9:00pm- Temple Theater
click on the image for the high res version