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Ava DuVernay, Larry Wilmore, Peter Bogdanovich and more to take part in Sundance Next Fest

Ava DuVernay, Larry Wilmore, Peter Bogdanovich and more to take part in Sundance Next Fest

The tag line for this year’s Sundance Next Festival is “movies, music and mischief collide,” speaking to the reliably unpredictable juxtapositions of the event.

On Thursday festival organizers released more of what’s to come this year at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles from Aug. 10-13, with conversations, comedians and world premieres of music videos. The weekend begins with a 25th-anniversary screening of “Reservoir Dogs” and a ceremony honoring director Quentin Tarantino.

The festival has seen its formatting tweaked a bit from year to year, but one ongoing feature has been conversations between filmmakers and other creative figures, a mix of kindred spirits and...

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