Sundance Film Festival Names X-Men Director Bryan Singer To Jury

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Over 20 years after his film Public Access was the co-winner of the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer will returning to the Sundance Film Festival.

The iconic filmmaker was named today as one of this year’s jurists at the Utah-based festival. Singer will serve on the U.S. Dramatic Jury along with critic Leonard Maltin, producer Peter Saraf, writer-director Lone Scherfig and Slate.com critic Dana Stevens.

Before becoming a staple of the U.S. blockbuster scene with X-Men, Singer was known more for dramas like The Usual Suspects and Apt Pupil, on the set of which he first worked with Sir Ian McKellen, a staple of the X-Men franchise.

Feature film awards at Sundance this year will be announced at a ceremony on January 25 in Park City, hosted by husband-and-wife duo of Axe Cop star Nick Offerman and his Parks and Recreation co-star Megan Mullally and livestreamed at www.sundance.org/live.

The Sundance Film Festival was founded in 1978 by Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Robert Redford and is named for his character in the action classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.