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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: NAVALNY

NAVALNY
Anti-authoritarian Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny recovers in Berlin after nearly being poisoned to death with the nerve agent Novichok. He makes shocking discoveries about his assassination attempt and bravely decides to return home – whatever the consequences. World Premiered in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s US Documentary Competition section, where it won Festival Favorite and the Audience Award: US Documentary.

Director:
Daniel Roher

Producers:
Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris

Festival Section:
Encore Special Screenings

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: STEPHEN CURRY: UNDERRATED

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STEPHEN CURRY: UNDERRATED
Stephen Curry is one of the most influential, dynamic, and unexpected players in the history of basketball. Intimate cinematic video, archival footage, and on-camera interviews reveal Curry’s rise from an undersized college player to a four-time NBA champion.

Director/Paroducer:
Peter Nicks

Producers:
Ryan Coogler, Sean Havey, Erick Peyton, Marissa Torres Ericson

Festival Section:
Special Screenings

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS)

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SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS)
An inside look at the studio responsible for some of the most iconic and recognizable album covers of all time. From Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon to Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, the studio ruled the ’70s.

Director:
Anton Corbijn

Producer:
Trish D Chetty, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth

Festival Section:
Spotlight

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: LAST THINGS

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LAST THINGS
Evolution and extinction from the point of view of rocks. A humid take on minerals, where sci-fi meets sci-fact. The geo-biosphere is a place of evolutionary possibility, where humans disappear but life endures.

Director/Producer:
Deborah Stratman

Producer:
Anže Peržin, Gaëlle Boucand

Festival Section:
New Frontier

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: A COMMON SEQUENCE

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A COMMON SEQUENCE
An interconnected look at tradition, colonialism, property, faith, and science, as seen through labor practices that link an endangered salamander, mass-produced apples, and the evolving fields of genomics and machine learning.

Directors/Producers:
Mary Helena Clark, Mike Gibisser

Producer:
Graciela Guerrero-Reyes

Festival Section:
New Frontier

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: STILL: A MICHAEL J FOX MOVIE

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STILL: A MICHAEL J FOX MOVIE
The improbable tale of a short kid from a Canadian army base who became the darling of 1980s Hollywood — only to find the course of his life altered by a stunning diagnosis. What happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease?

Director/Producer:
Davis Guggenheim

Producers:
Annetta Marion, Jonathan King, Will Cohen

Festival Section:
Premieres

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: PRETTY BABY: BROOKE SHIELDS

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PRETTY BABY: BROOKE SHIELDS
A galvanizing look at actor, model, and icon Brooke Shields as she transforms from sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power. Holding a mirror up to a society that objectifies women and girls, her story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world.

Director:
Lana Wilson

Producers:
Christine O’Malley, Jack Turner

Festival Section:
Premieres

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: PLAN C

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PLAN C
A hidden grassroots organization doggedly fights to expand access to abortion pills across the United States keeping hope alive during a global pandemic and the fall of Roe v Wade.

Director/Producer:
Tracy Droz Tragos

Festival Section:
Premieres

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: MURDER IN BIG HORN

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MURDER IN BIG HORN
The deaths of a group of Native American women in rural Montana are the focus as Native families, journalists, and local law enforcement reveal a violent crisis set in motion almost 200 years ago.

Director/Producer:
Razelle Benally

Director:
Matthew Galkin

Producers:
Ivan Macdonald, Ivy Macdonald

Festival Section:
Premieres

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2023 Sundance Don’t Miss Docs: JUDY BLUME FOREVER

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JUDY BLUME FOREVER
The radical honesty of the books by young adult fiction pioneer Judy Blume changed the way millions of readers understood themselves, their sexuality, and what it meant to grow up, but also led to critical battles against book banning and censorship.

Director/Producer:
Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok

Producers:
Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Marcella Steingart

Festival Section:
Premieres

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