We are exited to announce that the documentary "Love, Antosha" directed by Garret Price and produced by Drake Doremus and Adam Gibbs, will be wold premiering at Sundance 2019!
As usual, the festival's documentary selection boasts films about every kind of subject. There are films about famous figures: Harvey Weinstein (in "Untouchable," from director Ursula Macfarlane); Miles Davis ("Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool"); the iconic designer Halston; newscaster Mike Wallace ("Mike Wallace Is Here"); Toni Morrison ("Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"); David Crosby ("David Crosby: Remember My Name"); politician Roy Cohn ("Where's My Roy Cohn"); Dr. Ruth; Stieg Larsson; Leonard Cohen ("Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love"); and the late actor Anton Yelchin ("Love, Antosha").
Other documentaries will explore the first trip to the moon ("Apollo 11"), the nation's mentally ill ("Bedlam"), the ascent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("Knock Down the House"), the rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes ("The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley" from Alex Gibney) and the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal ("The Great Hack").
This year's lineup includes 45 first time filmmakers. Overall 40 percent of the films selected were directed by women, 36 percent by a filmmaker of color and 13 percent by a filmmaker who identifies as LGBTQ. The diverse lineup, Cooper said, is a "natural outcome" of looking for interesting stories that show the world we live in.
"Society relies on storytellers. The choices they make, and the risks they take, define our collective experience," said Robert Redford, Sundance Institute president and founder, in a statement. "This year's Festival is full of storytellers who offer challenges, questions and entertainment. In telling their stories, they make difficult decisions in the pursuit of truth and art; culture reaps the reward."
The Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3.