Bears Rebecca Fonté,
Other Worlds Film Festival,
Sundance Film Festival 2020 Report
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival opened Jan. 23 and closes Feb. 2. the festival serves as a preview for some of the year's high-profile independent films, including Black Bear, Charm City Kings, Downhill, Dream Horse, Falling, The Glorias, Ironbark, Kajillionaire, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Nest, Nine Days, Shirley, Wendy, and Zola. Netflix has made its presence felt with Miss Americana, Crip Camp, Horse Girl, and The Last Thing He Wanted, while Hulu debuted its Hillary Clinton documentary series Hillary. There have been some huge deals, with Neon and Hulu spending a record $17,500,000.69 for the Andy Samberg comedy Palm Springs, Amazon purchasing the drama Uncle Frank for $12 million, Searchlight dropping $12 million on the chiller The Night House, and Apple and A24 joining forces to buy Boys State for $12 million, a record for a documentary. This festival also is playing out against the Senate Impeachment Trial, the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial, and the death of former L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant. Bears Rebecca Fonté, the Other Worlds Festival founder and artistic director, covered the Sundance Film Festival for AMFM Magazine and gave this report for Lights Camera Austin during the second half of the festival.
Aired: Jan. 30, 2020