The Sundance Film Festival, held every January in Park City, Utah, is a respite and a space where artistic expression and progressive ideals are welcomed. This year, MeToo showed up loud and proud. Sundance updated its code of conduct to include new guidelines aimed at preventing sexual harassment. Of the 122 feature films premiering at the festival, 37 percent were directed by women – well ahead of industry stats. And off-screen, Main Street was the site of a «Respect Rally» marking the one year anniversary of the International Women’s Marches.
Overall, the slate at Sundance was packed with timely work. I selected two films that speak to the current social and political climate: RBG and Minding The Gap.
The «Notorious RBG»
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