We discuss the ups and downs of Sundance 2022, and chat about some of the festival’s fiction films, including Sharp Stick and Living.
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This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney and Executive Editor Orla Smith
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On this episode:
- How was Sundance 2022? (1:13)
- Klondike (Maryna Er Gorbach) (9:25)
- Girl Picture (Alli Haapasalo) (10:34)
- The Sundance Bingo Card and the narrow view of Sundance programming (11:40)
- Sundance needs more Indigenous films (17:18)
- Why directors may not want to premiere at Sundance (20:40)
- Sharp Stick (Lena Dunham) (24:18)
- Living (Oliver Hermanus) (40:00)
- Fresh (Mimi Cave) (48:10)
- Cha Cha Real Smooth (Cooper Raif) (49:31)
- Am I OK? (Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne) (55:17)
- Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Sophie Hyde) 57:14)
- Call Jane (Phyllis Nagy) (58:00)
- A Love Song (Max Walker-Silverman) (59:32)
- When You Finish Saving the World (Jesse Eisenberg) (59:53)
- Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (Adamma & Adanne Ebo) (1:03:29)
- Nanny (Nikyatu Jusu) (1:04:21)
- Conclusion (1:05:56)
- Read our selections of the 10 best films of Sundance 2022
- Read the source of the “blocking is everything” quote: Alex’s 2018 interview with Andrew Haigh
- See Alex’s Sundance Bingo Card
- Read Orla’s review of Fresh
- Read an excerpt of Lindsay Pugh’s interview with The Worst Person in the World star Renate Reinsve
- Sign up to be the first to pre-order Existential detours: Joachim Trier’s cinema of indecisions and revisions, the first book to ever be published on Joachim Trier, and receive the full interview with Reinsve