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The organizers for the Sundance Film Festival announced the slate of films being shown out of competition on Monday. Highlights include director Richard Linklater’s latest film, Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic and the Linda Lovelace biopic starring Amanda Seyfried.
jOBS was chosen to close the 2013 festival, which runs from Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah. The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and stars Kutcher as the late Apple co-founder. Also starring are Dermont Mulroney, Josh Gad and Lukas Haas.
“We're really excited to have it as the closing night,” Trevor Groth, director of programming, told USA Today. “It's really an inspirational and entertaining film about a man who has had such a significant impact on the world.”
Linklater’s latest film is Before Midnight, which stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, who both co-wrote the script with Linklater. The film follows Jesse and Celine, who met on a train to Venice.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Juan’s Addiction will also be screened. The Dark Knight Rises actor also stars with Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza.
Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman return with Lovelace, which centers on the life of the iconic porn actress who starred in Deep Throat. Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco and Sharon Stone star in the film.
New documentaries were also chosen, including The Crash Reel, which was picked as the Salt Lake City Gala Film selection.
Linsanity, which focuses on NBA player Jeremy Lin, David Grohl’s Sound City and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks will also be premiering.
Last week, festival organizers announced the 113 films and documentaries that will be competing for awards this year.
You can check out the full list of out-of-competition premieres at Sundance.org.