The Film Festival announces a packed line-up of documentaries about the singer and the notorious meme.
As part of the 2020 Sundance film festival, Hollywood stars from Angelina Jolie to Ben Affleck to Julianne Moore will be heading to Park City, Utah next month.
Next year’s schedule is one of the most loaded, as well as one of the most inclusive, with 44% of the 188 movies directed by one or more women, 34% directed by one or more color filmmakers, and 15% directed by one or more LGBT community directors.
Jolie will be starring with David Oyelowo and Michael Caine in the fantasy of Brave director Brenda Chapman Come Away. Alice and Peter Pan are preparing for their “iconic journeys to Wonderland and Neverland” in the subverted fairytale.
Affleck will be starring in the political Netflix drama by Mudbound director Dee Rees The Last Thing He Wanted in front of Anne Hathaway, an adaptation of Joan Didion’s 80s-set novel. Moore will take over from acclaimed director Julie Taymor the role of groundbreaking feminist Gloria Steinem at The Glorias.
“It wasn’t until I was older that I really understood what Gloria had done and what she represented,” Moore said earlier this year to Harper’s Bazaar.
She added, “How she was really able to assemble a collective of very diverse women’s voices. In the early Eighties people thought feminism was over, but now, my God, we’re dealing with third-wave feminism, which is extraordinary.”
The festival will also see the premiere of several major new documentaries as well as a good show of big names. In Feels Good Man, director Arthur Jones will discuss the creator of Pepe the Frog, Matt Furie, and his fight to save his drawing from becoming a symbol of hatred.
Taylor Swift will also show a “raw and emotionally revealing” documentary called Taylor Swift: Miss Americana from the acclaimed filmmaker Lana Wilson, as well as movies about Parkland survivors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Downhill, the remake of the dark Swedish comedy Force Majeure, is one of the festival’s most anticipated films.
It tells a couple’s tale of falling apart after an surviving an avalanche It stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell and the script comes from the author Jesse Armstrong of the Peep Show and Succession.
Glenn Close will also be heading to Utah with Four Good Days, a drama that sees her star as the mom of an opioid addict played by Mila Kunis, while her former Oscar rival Olivia Colman will be starring with Anthony Hopkins in The Father, an adaptation of Florian Zeller’s hit play.
The president of the festival said in a statement, “Independent artists create and enrich global culture,” Robert Redford, Festival’s president added that, “Their art, which we’re proud to present, can entertain and much more: it can, illuminate, agitate and empower. This year’s festival is full of films that showcase myriad ways for stories to drive change, across hearts, minds and societies.”
Recent festivals have seen the Farewell, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You and Call Me By Your Name premieres of biggest hits. The festival next year will be held from January 23rd to February 2nd.


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