Whereas this 12 months’s Oscars are on monitor to be the whitest in years, subsequent 12 months’s Sundance will look to inform a unique story. In keeping with Indiewire, the 2020 Sundance Movie Pageant will characteristic seven movies in competitors that primarily chronicle the lives of again characters. That’s a brand new competition document, by the way in which.
As Indiewire factors out, probably the most such movies which have ever performed in competitors in the identical 12 months was 5. This 12 months, the seven titles are The 40-12 months-Outdated Model, Allure Metropolis Kings, Farewell Amor, Miss Juneteenth, 9 Days, Sylvie’s Love and Zola.
Pageant founder, Robert Redford, appeared to deal with the variety in a press release that was timed with Wednesday’s announcement of the upcoming Sundance lineup. “This 12 months’s competition is stuffed with movies that showcase myriad methods for tales to drive change, throughout hearts, minds, and societies,” Redford mentioned.
Different movies of notice embody Dee Rees’ adaptation of Joan Didion’s The Final Factor He Wished, a movie starring Anne Hathaway as a journalist who should reckon together with her dying father’s errors.
And the way can we ignore Netflix’s ultra-buzzy Taylor Swift documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, which is ready to open Sundance on January 23. Directed by Lana the movie guarantees to ship a “uncooked and emotionally revealing take a look at one of the crucial iconic artists of our time.” Swift has had a tumultuous 12 months to say the least, and the doc is claimed to chronicle the “transformational interval in her life as she learns to embrace her position not solely as a songwriter and performer, however as a lady harnessing the total energy of her voice.”
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