Every winter, the Sundance Film Festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences. The festival has just begun and already we want to congratulate many Woodstock Film Festival alumni.
Joe Berlinger, a member of our Advisory Board, had the world premiere of his latest film EXTREMELY WICKED SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE at Sundance. You can read a review of Zac Efron playing Ted Bundy here.
THE FAREWELL, starring Awkwafina produced by founding member of the advisory Peter Saraf, is rumored to have been acquired by A24 for 6 million dollars.
THE BRINK, a documentary about Trump advisor Steven Bannon, is making an impact at Sundance. Festival friend and alum Marie Therese Guirgis produced the film which has just been acquired by Magnolia.
“‘Traveling While Black,’ a new virtual reality documentary from Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program Friday. The film, which draws a line from segregationist policies of the 1950s to modern-day police violence…” - Variety
Roger Ross Williams is a friend of the festival and was a guest programmer at the 19th Annual Woodstock Film festival.
Festival alum and wife of NY District 19 Congressman Antonio Delgado, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz Delgado, is out at Sundance as a mentor for Sundance Ignite, which identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling.
Festival alum and Honorary Trailblazer Award recipient James Schamus’ film THE TOMORROW MAN had its world premiere at Sundance and was acquired by Bleecker Street, planning on a May 17th release.
In announcing the acquisition, Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said, “Noble Jones has created a uniquely charming love story between master actors John Lithgow and Blythe Danner. I’m thrilled to be working with my old colleague James Schamus and the team at Anonymous Content.
Ghost Fleet continues its great festival run, including the premiere of the companion ‘Ghost Fleet VR’ at the Sundance Film Festival.
The VR piece, directed by Shannon Service and Lucas Gath, will show five times between January 25 and February 2, as part of the New Frontiers Program.