In Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely,” a massage therapist (Rosemary Dewitt) seeks to understand why she suddenly can’t touch her clients without disgust.
In “Afternoon Delight,” writer-director Jill Soloway explores the ennui of an L.A. housewife who tries to rescue a stripper by hiring her as her nanny.
In Anne Fontaine’s “2 Mothers,” two best friends -- played by Naomi Watts and Robin Wright -- have long-term affairs with one another’s sons.
“Very Good Girls,” starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, is a coming of age story about two young women who fall for the same guy, in a long, hot New York summer. Veteran screenwriter Naomi Foner, 65, makes her directing debut on the film.
Frieda Mock’s documentary "Anita" looks back at Anita Hill and her testimony during Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
In “The Lifeguard,” first-time director – and former lifeguard - Liz Garcia tells the story of a twenty-something woman (Kristen Bell) who hits the panic button in her young career as a reporter, and moves back home with her parents to take up the lifeguarding job she had in high school.
The documentary "kink" is a deep dive by director Christina Voros into the online sex industry.
"After Tiller" is a documentary by filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson about the last four remaining doctors in the United States who are qualified to perform late-term abortions. All four were colleagues of Dr. George Tiller, the controversial abortion doctor who was gunned down in 2009 by an anti-abortion activist at his church in Wichita, Kansas.
Sex is always a big topic at Sundance, but this year it’s brought from the women’s perspective. That’s because for the first time Sundance has an equal number of women as men directors in competition -- eight -- with more than a dozen other women directors in other sections of the festival.