Sundance is coming back and better than ever with the 2020 lineup they have for us. This year will be dynamic and thought provoking that showcases many different stories. The President and Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford, who actually stepped down as the face of Sundance last year, said “This year’s Festival is full of films that showcase myriad ways for stories to drive change, across hearts, minds, and societies.” What would be better to kick off the Sundance Film Festival than to open up with Taylor Swift’s documentary. The documentary is Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, directed by Lana Wilson the film being described as a “raw and emotionally revealing look” at the pop star. Following this will be a couple of other documentaries that will be featured, such as Rebuilding Paradise directed by Ron Howard, and Us Kids directed by Kim A. Snyder.
Sundance is a chance for all of different minds and creativity come together and showcase not only their talent but their thoughts. This is an opportunity to start conversations and open up to new ideas, perspectives, and possibilities. These creatives always offer their best and their passion is seen throughout their work and is contagious.
This years Sundance Film Festival will be happening from Thursday, January 23rd to Sunday, February 2nd in Park City, Utah. Organizers say that the 2020 festival will be marked as a big year for Sundance. This year is really focused on the emphasis of the future. Not just for film future either, but for the whole future of our world. It is no secret that the world has been in divide, and we need to collectively begin moving the needle in order to make things right. There were many questions on how to make this possible at the prestigious festival. Festival Director, John Cooper, offered some solutions they came up with on how to focus Sundance on the future. One solution offered was to build a sense of community through expanded and issue- driven conversations following certain films. Cooper said “We’ll be making the conversation of the topics of those films bigger and more inclusive, and bringing in other people that can form a real conversation about it right there, on the spot.” This is a big change for Sundance, and for everyone that will be involved. For people to feel like they are apart of a bigger conversation, they will individually act as change agents because they feel their thoughts and voices are being heard. When a collective can work together and listen to each other, real change can begin to happen. This is exactly where Cooper is trying to see Sundance go.
We are very excited to hear what conversations are to be had and films to be seen from this year’s Sundance. Having the Taylor Swift documentary opening will also be a highlight this year, among many other amazing films that will make an appearance.