2020 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Lineup has been announced. 118 feature-length films were selected by the programming team from a staggering 3,853 entries. That’s 32 films for each one that got into the festival, which will provide a massive spectrum of creative viewpoints on screen. Indeed, this is Sundance’s most diverse lineup to date, with accepted feature films representing 27 countries and including 44 first-time feature filmmakers. 46% of directors are women, 38% are people of color and 12% are LGBTQ+. “We believe diverse stories from independent artists around the world opens us up to new perspectives and possibilities at a time when fresh thinking and dialogue is urgently,” says Executive Director of Sundance Institute Keri Putnam.

Festival Director John Cooper is heading his eleventh and final Sundance Film festival, which he called “a celebration: of art and artists, yes, but also of the community that makes the annual pilgrimage to Park City to see the most exciting new work being made today.” In addition to helping usher in an expanded field of filmmakers in his last year, Cooper is trying to expand Q&A and panel discussions for select films to help audiences interact more deeply with the films they’re watching.

As usual, films in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival lineup portray a huge gamut of subject matter from a documentary about the tragic killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to a black comedy-drama called “Downhill” about a reflective family ski trip starring legendary comedic actors Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The subject matter of the latter film is sure to be a hit among the local crowd as well as those who are on their own ski trips to the Beehive State during Sundance.

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival will host screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance resort from January23 through February 2. A full lineup of films is available on Sundance’s website here. Browse the selections on tap and try to secure tickets for screenings that inspire you today.

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Tony Gill
Tony Gillhttps://www.saltlakemagazine.com/
Tony Gill is the outdoor and Park City editor for Salt Lake Magazine and previously toiled as editor-in-chief of Telemark Skier Magazine. Most of his time ignoring emails is spent aboard an under-geared single-speed on the trails above his home.

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