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Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll: Jim Fouratt

Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll:

Jim Fouratt

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FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

Rose Troche’s VR on the Pulse nightclub shooting was a perfect use of VR storytelling. Justin Chon’s “Gook” was a perfect example of outsider storytelling that Sundance has branded. Jem Cohen reminds me that visual language is the essence of cinematic storytelling. “The Nile Hilton Incident” could not be more relevant today. Systemic corruption.

Best Film

1. The Wound
2. Whose Streets?
3. Last Men in Aleppo
4. Crown Heights
5. Winnie

Best Director

1. John Trengove, The Wound
2. Mark Palansky, Rememory
3. Justin Chon, Gook
4. Yance Ford, Strong Island
5. Matt Ruskin, Crown Heights

Best Lead Performance

1. Chanté Adams, Roxanne Roxanne
2. Fares Fares, The Nile Hilton Incident
3. Sam Elliott, The Hero
4. Justin Chon, Gook
5. Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights

Best Supporting Performance

1. Bridget Everett, Patti Cake$
2. Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
3. Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
4. Melissa Leo, Novitiate
5. Pierre Niney, Frantz

Best Documentary

1. It’s Not Yet Dark
2. Last Men in Aleppo
3. Icarus
4. Winnie
5. Strong Island

Best Debut Feature

1. Whose Streets?
2. Pop Aye
3. It’s Not Yet Dark
4. Strong Island
5. The Wound

Best Screenplay

1. Crown Heights
2. Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
3. Crown Heights
4. Rememory
5. Strong Island

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

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