Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll:
Of the nearly 30 films I saw, only 8 were fiction films with the rest being documentaries. I didn’t weigh in on some categories since I don’t think I saw enough fiction films to make an informed choice. There wasn’t a category for episodic work, but want to acknowledge the hilarious web series “Gente-fied” about gentrification in the mostly Latino neighborhood Boyle Heights in LA. I laughed out loud non-stop and can’t wait to see more episodes.
1. Strong Island
2. Whose Streets?
1. Yance Ford, Strong Island
2. Ernesto Contreras, Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language)
3. Dan Sickles & Antonio Santini, Dina
4. Brian Knappenberger, Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press
5. Miguel Arteta, Beatriz at Dinner
1. Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner
2. Chanté Adams, Roxanne Roxanne
3. Jean Jean, Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)
4. Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language)