Sound of My Voice (movie)

Sundance's Next Weekend film fest to reel in a Los Angeles crowd

The Sundance Film Festival takes place every January in the small, snowy ski town of Park City, Utah. So the bright sunshine and palm trees featured in the advertising for Sundance's inaugural Next Weekend festival in Los Angeles announce straight away that this is something a little different.

The new event is based on the section of the Utah festival called Next that aims to showcase emerging filmmakers, adventurous storytelling and general risk-taking; movies such as "Compliance," "Bellflower" and "Sound of My Voice" all debuted in Next.

The L.A. event will kick off Thursday night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a double bill of the...