Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Welcomes Film-lovers to London for a Long Weekend of Independent Feature Films, Documentaries, Shorts, Live Events and Music

Apr 08, 2013, 13:18 ET from Millennium Copthorne Hotels

LONDON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

25th- 28th April 2013 sees the Sundance Film Festival return to London's 02 arena for a second year, to entertain visitors and locals alike

The Sundance Film Festival was founded by Robert Redford, in Utah, in 1978, and has been showcasing small-budget, independent films from outside the Hollywood system since then. It quickly became one of the most well-renowned film festivals in the world, and is now returning to London for a second year. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has six hotels in London, which all offer convenient access to the O2 arena and many of London's popular sights and attractions.

Feature films showing over the four days include 'Blood Brother', a documentary about the thousands of Indian children living with HIV, which successfully walks the line between informative, uplifting and devastating. Also featuring will be 'Blackfish', a film examining whether killer whales should be kept in captivity and 'Metro Manila', a fast-paced action thriller set in the centre of the poverty-stricken capital of the Philippines.

There will also be a 'shorts' programme, filmmaker question & answer sessions after each screening, live music each night and panel discussions. Discussions will include 'The Art of the Score: An Afternoon with David Arnold', the Musical Director of Casino Royale, Godzilla and London's 2012 Olympic Games, and 'Senses of Humor/Humour: The Art of Comedy' where a group of UK and US comedians battle it out to be the funniest!

A special event will be taking place on the opening night of the festival, where the Eagles will take part in an extended question & answer session after the screening of their documentary 'History of the Eagles-Part One', which covers the history of the band in their own words. Jimmy Carr is also set to make an appearance later on in the week, to moderate an extended question & answer session with director and screenwriter Mike Birbiglia.

Why not use this opportunity to visit the capital and enjoy something a little different? Millennium & Copthorne Hotels have six properties across London, which all offer outstanding customer service, a great selection of facilities and fantastic locations.


Millennium & Copthorne Hotels operates a portfolio of over 100 hotels worldwide.

SOURCE Millennium Copthorne Hotels