This past weekend was a busy one. The Women’s March drew millions worldwide, a new President was inaugurated, and the Patriots and Falcons handled business to advance to the Super Bowl. Aside from all that, some of the industry’s biggest and brightest packed up and headed to Utah. Some of the most amazing movies set up to make their debut at Sundance Film Festival 2017. The annual film festival kicked off last Thursday and runs until the end of the month.
This year, there are some stellar projects hitting the screen. A solid list of filmmakers delivered this year with a variety of screenplays. From climate change to being poor to having to make life choices, these films hit home for some and provided insight for others. While all Sundance films hit the mark, the five listed below are making the most noise at the festival. Put these on your movie bucket list and be sure to check them out.
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Time is the narrative of the life of 16-year old Kalief Browder and the sad story of how the criminal justice failed him. This story is a gripping tale of a situation that happens far too often without consequence.
The story of a young African American teenager named Dayveon who is from a poor town in Arkansas. The film highlights his life struggles and the hardship of having to pick between joining a local gang and or listening to the advice of a father-figure.
The Big Sick
Michael Showalter brings relationship issues to the table. He chronicles a real-life couple who struggle with cultural differences within their relationship. Kumail Nanjiani (Pakistani) and Emily V. Gordon (White American) show what it’s like to have to deal those differences with the help of Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.
Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and Trials of a Free Press
Given the circumstances, this movie is extremely important. Peter Thiel, who now serves as a member of Trump’s transition team, was behind a huge movement to take down Gawker Media. The bigger picture here… the threat of freedom of the press.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
With the factual evidence of climate change being challenged, Al Gore returns with the sequel to his 2006 eye-opening documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
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