But unlike in the past, 2017 marks Stewart’s first time appearing at the fest as a director and not as an actress. She was on hand last night for the premiere of her directorial debut, a 17-minute short called Come Swim.
The artsy flick—the official description calls it “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits”—stars just one actor Josh Kaye with voiceover work by Sydney Lopez.
“I feel amazing,” Stewart beamed at the Prospector Square Theatre.
WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING THIS TEASER FOR KRISTEN STEWART’S NEW FILMMORE INFO
Since bursting onto the Hollywood scene as the universe’s favorite mortal girl in Twilight, Kristen Stewart has always shone as an industry game-changer, even when surrounded by a sea of brooding, rakish vampires. As an actor, she’s conquered a series of high-profile roles after Bella Swan, including parts in star-studded films ranging from Woody Allen’s nostalgic romp through Tinseltown, Café Society, and Oscar darling Still Alice. She’s also the first American to win France’s prestigious César award for her performance in 2014’s Clouds of Sils Maria.
Now, Stewart is joining the growing number of Hollywood women who’ve moved behind the camera, partnering with Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology for her directorial début, Come Swim. A surrealist journey through the imagination’s wild currents, Come Swim conjures a stunningly kaleidoscopic portrait of one man’s emotional interior — unbounded darkness and desire. Shatterbox is proud to present Stewart’s remarkably innovative short film, which will premiere this week at the Sundance Film Festival, and is also headed to Cannes in May. Catch the trailer above.
You can check the rest of the released pictures HERE
IndieLounge – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 21-26
710 Main St.
The Independent Filmmakers’ Lounge will have gifting, live music, waffles, cocktails/ mocktails/ coffee and more by day; premieres, screenings, panels and parties — with confirmed guests like Lily-Rose Depp, Justin Long, Katie Couric and Kristen Stewart — by night.
Saturday, January 23
Variety Fandango Studio at Sundance Presented by Dockers – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 23-26
625 Main St.
Variety is teaming up with Dockers, Fandango, Autograph Collection Hotels, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and photo partner Shutterstock for this year’s super-sized festival suite — where VIPs will be outfitted in luxury items from Dockers khakis to Woolrich Arctic Parkas, while enjoying cocktails and desserts inspired by Autograph Collection’s independent hotels. The festival’s top film talent and directors — including Casey Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Kyle Chandler, Don Cheadle, Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, Armie Hammer, Chelsea Handler, Nick Jonas, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon and Kristen Stewart (who’ll also be at Variety’s Indie Impact dinner on Sunday) — will all come through to give interviews for Variety’s video series and to have portraits taken by Shutterstock. Stay tuned for the end result.
Sunday, January 24
Certain Women Sundance Premiere.
Variety’s Indie Impact Dinner presented by Samsung Galaxy View – 8-9:30 p.m.
Galaxy Lounge at Samsung Studio, northwest corner of Main St. and Heber Ave.
Kristen Stewart will present Kelly Reichardt, director of “Certain Women” — which stars Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern as three trailblazing small-town women whose lives intersect — with her award at Variety’s intimate dinner affair.
Monday, January 25
UNCONFIRMED as of Kristen’s presence.
“Certain Women” Premiere Party
Kia Supper Suite with The Church Key
A celebration for Kelly Reichardt’s female-centric film starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern.