Sundance Film Festival 2019

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Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Ask Dr Ruth (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ryan White)
A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
World premiere
The Brink (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alison Klayman; Stars: Stephen K Bannon, Louis Aliot, Sean Bannon, Patrick Caddell, Steve Cortes, Sharice Davids, Yasmine Dehaene-Modrikamen, Filip Dewinter, Kent Ekeroth, Lena Epstein, Nigel Farage, Laure Ferrari, Daniel Fleuette, David Frum, Paul Gosar)
Following former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections.
World premiere
The Great Hack (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim; Writer: Karim Amer)
Data, arguably the world’s most valuable asset, is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.
World premiere
Halston (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Frédéric Tcheng)
From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.
World premiere
The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Alex Gibney)
With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her $10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.
World premiere. Day One Film
The Brink The Brink
The Brink and Love, Antosha
Love, Antosha (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Garret Price; Stars: Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster, Martin Landau, Willem Dafoe, Frank Langella, JJ Abrams, Joe Dante)
A portrait of the life and career of actor Anton Yelchin.
World premiere
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Broomfield)
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
World premiere
Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2018; Director: Heperi Mita; Stars: Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, Heperi Mita, Alanis Obomsawin, Rafer Rautjoki, Rhys Rautjoki, Richard Rautjoki, N. Bird Runningwater, Taika Waititi, Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, Heperi Mita, Alanis Obomsawin, Rafer Rautjoki, Rhys Rautjoki)
An intimate portrayal of pioneering filmmaker Merata Mita, told through the eyes of her children. Using hours of archive footage, some never before seen, her youngest child discovers the filmmaker he never knew and shares with the world the mother he lost.
World premiere
Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool (Country: US, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Stanley Nelson)
A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorisation and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.
World premiere
Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Janice Engel; Writer: Janice Engel)
Molly Ivins was six feet of flame-haired Texas trouble, a prescient political journalist, best-selling author and Bill of Rights warrior. She took no prisoners, leaving both sides of the aisle laughing and craving more of her razor-sharp wit. It's time to Raise Hell like Molly!
World premiere
Halston Halston
Halston and The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Stars: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Walter Mosley, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Sellars, Farah Griffin, Paula Giddings, David Carrasco, Sonia Sanchez, Richard Danielpour, Muhammad Ali)
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
World premiere
Untouchable (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ursula Macfarlane)
The inside story of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein reveals how, over decades, he acquires and protects his power even as scandal threatens to engulf him. Former colleagues and accusers detail the method and consequences of his alleged abuse, hoping for justice and to inspire change.
World premiere
Words From A Bear (Year: 2019; Director: Jeffrey Palmer)
A visual journey into the mind and soul of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday, relating each written line to his unique Native American experience representing ancestry, place, and oral history.
World premiere

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