Sundance So Far: A Muted Festival Struggles for Attention in Chaotic Times


Sundance 2020: While the fest has showcased a number of strong films, often with political messages, it’s also a Sundance full of cautious buyers and distracted viewers

Kobe Bryant. The Trump impeachment trial. The Grammy Awards, happening on a night when nobody is sure if a Grammy statuette is worth a damn. Bernie v. Elizabeth v. Joe v. Mayor Pete. Five awards shows in one night.

And, oh yeah, there’s a film festival going on here in Park City, Utah. But is Sundance really a priority for anybody at this particular moment in time?

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • • Twitter: @stevepond