Sundance 2020: Here’s 23 Films and Hidden Gems Poised to Break Out

Published on Dec 05, 2019

The 2020 lineup for the Sundance Film Festival includes 118 features and many more questions. So much attention focuses on the biggest deals, but the festival’s lifeblood often flows in the movies that don’t see the spotlight. This program is the last one for Sundance director John Cooper after an extraordinary 30-year-run, and he and director of programming Kim Yutani have assembled yet another selection loaded with potential. Here are some of the surprises and hidden gems, with some input from the programmers themselves.

Crowdpleasers and Craziness in Competition

The U.S. dramatic competition always foregrounds filmmakers at early stages of their careers (like “Farewell” director Lulu Wang and “Clemency” winner Chinonye Chukwu). Several entries vying for the Grand Jury prize this year are making the jump from the festival’s Next section into the big leagues. These include “Shirley,” Josephine Decker’s long-awaited biopic of gothic author Shirley Jackson,

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Author: Eric Kohn