2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: THE SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW (Season 2)

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Stephen Melichar

THE SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW (Season 2) (part of Indie Episodic Program 4)
Caveh Zahedi resumes his acclaimed hybrid series, in which each episode examines the preceding one.

Festival Section:
Indie Episodic

Sundance Program Description:

Caveh Zahedi’s brilliantly self-reflexive series resumes with its much-anticipated second season, kicking off with Caveh and Mandy’s break up. Free to see other people, Caveh gets involved with a fan, but the pressure of having every aspect of their relationship made public causes that to erode as well. The show becomes a runaway train that Caveh struggles to keep from being derailed. We are delighted to premiere the first two episodes of the season.

Some Background:

  • Caveh Zahedi
    Past Sundance docs:

    BOB DYLAN HATES ME (short, animation/hybrid) (2016)
    A SIGN FROM GOD (hybrid) (2000, producer/editor)
    KING OF THE JEWS (2000, editor)
    A LITTLE STIFF (hybrid) 1991)

    Zahedi is known for his highly personal, meta approach to filmmaking, in which his films are often about their own making, and feature re-enactments with people playing themselves or semi-fictional versions of themselves, including Zahedi himself.


  • Aziz Isham

    Isham is BRIC’s executive producer. He has produced nonfiction series for History, Discovery, A&E, and NatGeo. This marks his first Sundance project.


  • Peter Rinaldi
    Past Sundance docs:


  • Francesca Kaiser and Cooper Conley-Currier

    This marks Kaiser and Conley-Currier’s first Sundance credit.

Why You Should Watch:
Zahedi’s series is creative and continually entertaining, knowingly playing within the borders of fact and fiction, and skirting the line between therapeutic confessional and cringe comedy.

More Info:
Sundance’s Meet the Artist

For Sundance screening dates and times, click the film title in the first paragraph.

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