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Scene from "Midnight Traveler"
Brent SimonFebruary 6, 2019

An intimately scaled, uniquely heartrending nonfiction film that serves as an emotionally fortifying takedown of the dehumanizing demagoguery...

Scene from "Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire"
Brent SimonFebruary 6, 2019

Best known as the author of the Millennium trilogy, a brooding and gritty series of crime novels which introduced readers to the complex character...

Scene from "Always in Season "
Brent SimonFebruary 6, 2019

Part mystery and part history lesson, director Jacqueline Olive’s Always in Season is an ambitious and extraordinarily timely documentary about...

Scenes from “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”, “Leaving Neverland”, "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”, “Untouchable”, “Halston” and “Ask Dr. Ruth”
Elisabeth SeredaFebruary 2, 2019

Documentaries are no longer feature films’ poor little relation and it's in no small way thanks to the Sundance Festival that has attracted,...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in "Knock Down the House" (2019)
Luca CeladaFebruary 1, 2019

Knock Down the House is an apt title for the documentary by Rachel Lears, which follows the campaigns of four insurgent candidates as they try to...

A scene from the documentary "The Great  Hack", 2019
Luca CeladaJanuary 31, 2019

PARK CITY- The Great Hack, by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim's (previously at Sundance with The Square) is a deep dive into the election influence...

Roy M. Cohn in "Where's My Roy Cohn?" (2019)
Brent SimonJanuary 31, 2019

The world is a big place, but as the largest democracy, the United States enjoys an outsized percentage of its political attention. And as 2019...

Elizabeth Holmes in “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” (2019)
Brent SimonJanuary 27, 2019

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has, over the course of his career, made many movies about disruptive figures — sometimes controversial, though...

Kelly Macdonald in "Puzzle" (2018)
Luca CeladaJanuary 26, 2018

Marc Turtletaub is a veteran producer who's no stranger to Sundance having been here with films like Sunshine Cleaning, Our Idiot Brother, Safety...

A scene from "Burden", at Sundance 2018
Ersi DanouJanuary 24, 2018

Andrew Heckler’s directorial debut, Burden, was twenty years in the making but, as the writer-director said, it seems more relevant now than it...