The 32nd edition of the Sundance Film Festival will take place next month, running between January 21-31, with a lineup consisting of 133 features and 72 shorts. Since 2011, I’ve profiled the feature documentaries in the program in advance of the festival to provide information about the films and their filmmakers and to share my excitement for their upcoming premieres. I’ll begin with the first few titles in the US Documentary Competition this coming Monday, and continue film-by-film, section-by-section, to cover the approximately 50 nonfiction offerings before the festival opens.
As a Documentary Programming Associate for Sundance, please note that these profiles are not reviews – instead, they simply include select background, noting past Sundance projects where applicable, and reasons why readers should seek the films out, either in Park City during the festival or later in the year at other upcoming festivals, in theatres, TV/cable, or on DVD/VOD. For a sample, check out last year’s series, which began here.
I’ve also prepared a new Twitter list to give readers a look at the festival through the eyes of the Sundance filmmaking class of 2016.