Film / TV

3 films we’re excited to see at sundance 2020

December 6, 2019
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On Wednesday (Dec. 4), the Sundance Film Festival announced its 2020 lineup with the exciting news of its diversity. The 118 feature-length films represent 27 countries and 44 first-time feature filmmakers. Of all the films announced, 44% (or 52) of them were directed by one or more women; 34% (or 40) by a filmmaker of color, 15% or 18 by one or more people who are LGBTQ+. 

Here are three films out of many that we are excited to support this upcoming festival season!

Trigger warning: The following article contains details of an alleged sexual assault


Reasons to Watch:

  • Co-written by Jeremy O. Harris (“Slave Play”) and Janicza Bravo
  • The film adaptation of the incredible viral Twitter story from user “@_zolarmoon” explaining why she and a former friend fell out after a horrific trip to Florida


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Reasons to Watch:

  • About a 40-year-old playwright who decides to give up and become a rapper instead
  • A comedy based in NYC
  • Directed, written, produced, and with a performance by Radha Blank
  • Produced by Lena Waithe


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FILM: “Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Film”

*Trigger warning: sexual assault

Reasons to Watch:

  • Produced by Oprah
  • Apple TV+ documentary about a former music executive, Drew Dixon’s #MeToo journey and quitting Def Jam after Russell Simmons allegedly raped her in his apartment in 1995