Independent Film Trumps Reality

This year's Sundance Film Festival straddled one of the

most important shifts in modern American and world history,

with the Festival kicking off under an Obama presidency and

closing under President Trump. Understandably, Trump talk

was unavoidable in Park City and whilst the films screening

were developed and made before the election, many have

gained a new level of currency in the age of Trump.


John Cooper
Miguel Arteta
Jeff Orlowski
Cary Murnion
Jonathan Milott
Wendy Mitchell
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