We saw 13 movies in three days. Sundance is an incredible event. It is the movies that are small and powerful that we love. Ones that you don’t always get the opportunity to see although these days with Netflix and Amazon more and more are being shown.
I could ramble on about all of them but instead, I will name the highlights which will hopefully come to a screen sooner than later. One thing to note is that on our first full day of movies, every director was a woman. We saw more female directors and producers this year. The diversity was incredible and I applaud Sundance for making it a priority.
The Edge of Democracy a film by Petra Costa. A Brazilian documentary that follows the beginnings of democracy in 1985 until now. The embattled leaders, the scandals, the corruption and how their constitution works is eye-opening.
Honey Boy directed by Alma Harel and written by Shia LaBeouf. An intense raw film about growing up as a childhood star with an abusive father as his guardian. Incredible.
Ms. Purple written and directed by Justin Chon might have been my favorite. Set in Los Angeles a daughter cares for her bedridden father while trying to make ends meet through being a young hostess for rich businessmen. She ropes in her estranged brother to help her care for
Last and certainly not least is Midnight Traveler a documentary by Hassan Fazili shot on three
Will be interesting to see what is bought and what is not but as always Sundance is a wonderful event.