Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival 2017 likely to feel more political, on purpose or not

Sundance Film Festival 2017 likely to feel more political, on purpose or not

The Sundance Film Festival has long been a bastion of values of inclusion and diversity that have suddenly become deeply politicized following the recent election cycle. What often seemed essentially harmless, platitudinous stances may suddenly take on an oppositional, even radical, dimension.

The festival has begun to roll out the programming announcements for its 2017 edition with the release Wednesday of an initial slate of 66 films for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and Next sections.

This year’s festival, which takes place Jan. 19-29, overlaps with two events from beyond its home state of Utah that may nevertheless have an impact on it...

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