Music has become an increasingly important part of the Sundance Festival and this year there are three films that promise to have soundtracks you don’t want to miss.
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is at the helm of the soundtrack for Laggies, a coming of age story about a woman stuck in permanent adolescence starring Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell. This will be Gibbard’s second foray into film scores, following his work on the 2006 documentary Kurt Kobain: About A Son.
Then there is No No: A Dokumentary, which sees former Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, AKA “Ad-Ock” in charge of the score. The film documents the true story of late baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, who threw a perfect game for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970 while tripping on LSD.
Stuart Murdoch, lead singer and songwriter of Scottish band Belle and Sebastian, took a break from the group to write the music and screenplay for God Help The Girl. The film is another coming of age drama that doubles as an indie-pop musical and stars Hannah Murray, best known for her role as Cassie on Skins.
The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Utah and runs for 10 days from January, 16.