January 2020 may be the busiest month for the film industry in recent memory, thanks to a short Oscar season and altered Sundance dates that are causing stress on both ends. While the awards conversation continues to hover around a very unpredictable Best Picture race, Sundance brings its own fair share of questions pertaining to the marketplace. (Documentaries stand a good chance at standing out more than narratives.)
But how about that Oscar race? Last weekend’s big SAG win for “Parasite” suggests the momentum for Bong Joon Ho’s dark crowdpleaser is constant, but where does that leave “1917”? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson debate the “Parasite” factor and the changing nature of the Sundance landscape, both of which provide intriguing windows into the state of the film business. In related news: Sundance attendees are invited to attend a special live recording of Screen Talk at the Canada Goose Basecamp at 558 Main Street this Monday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. MST.
Listen to the full episode below.
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