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Sundance Next Fest announces program, plus awards for Quentin Tarantino and Dee Rees

Sundance Next Fest announces program, plus awards for Quentin Tarantino and Dee Rees

The 5th Sundance Next Fest announced its program lineup on Wednesday, again bringing a signature mix of movies, music and old-fashioned showmanship to Los Angeles. Taking place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown for the fourth year, the festival opens Aug. 10 with an event called Next Fest After Dark.

A 25th-anniversary screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” will also include the presentation of the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award to Tarantino. The director is the fifth recipient of the award, after previous recipients philanthropist George Gund, critic Roger Ebert, actress Glenn Close and filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

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