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Hillary Clinton and Lin-Manuel Miranda docs added to Sundance Film Festival 2020 lineup

A black-and-white still of a younger Bill and Hillary Clinton among a crowd from the documentary “Hillary.”
A still from “Hillary” by Nanette Burstein, an official selection of the Special Events program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
(Sundance Institute.)

“Hillary,” a documentary by Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein tracking Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, will make its world premiere next month at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Following its debut at Sundance, the four-part docuseries will be released on Hulu on March 6. It is described as “a portrait of a public woman” and “an examination of how she became simultaneously one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.”

“Hillary” features exclusive interviews with the former senator and U.S. secretary of State, her husband, former president Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, staffers and journalists as well as previously unseen glimpses from her 2016 presidential run.

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival will feature a Taylor Swift documentary and movies with Glenn Close, Elisabeth Moss, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anne Hathaway.
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“Hillary” leads a special events program that also includes documentaries on the filmmaker William Friedkin, composer Max Richter, and the improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme which counts “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda among its members.

Miranda is also featured in “Siempre, Luis,” a documentary about his father, Luis Miranda, a political consultant who helped bring “Hamilton” to his native Puerto Rico.

Also announced today was “City So Real,” an “impressionistic mosaic portrait of current-day Chicago ... set against the backdrop of its history-making 2019 mayoral campaign” from Oscar-nominated “Hoop Dreams” documentarian Steve James, part of the indie episodic lineup.

Sundance kicks off Jan. 23 in Park City, Utah. Read the full lineup of special events, indie episodic and the 2020 shorts program here.


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