The first major film festival of the year, the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect hub to discover new talents, titles and trends for the next wave of film.
This year is no different. With the upcoming presidential election, several of the major films being showcased at Sundance mix politics with art. There is “Hillary,” the four-hour Hulu documentary following Hillary Clinton’s run to become the first woman to capture a political party’s nomination for president in the last election. Out of the festival’s more than 100 films is also a Gloria Steinem biopic starring Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, who play Steinem at different ages.
Justin Simien, the creator of “Dear White People,” is also debuting “Bad Hair,” a horror satire about a killer black weave that doubles as an allegory for racial inequality. The film stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood and Laverne Cox.
Other major films include Netflix’s Taylor Swift documentary, “Miss Americana” and “Zola,” the film based on a viral Twitter story of a woman’s wild trip to Florida several years ago.
Check out some of the portraits taken in Variety’s Sundance studio with the biggest stars from the film festival.