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The IndieWire Sundance 2023 Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

As the Utah festival returns to full in-person events, IndieWire will be on the ground to track it all.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19:  Festival signage is seen at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2007 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Film and Television Reviews

‘Cat Person’ Review: The Viral Story Gets an Appropriately Excruciating Adaptation

‘You Hurt My Feelings’ Review: Even This Low-Key Nicole Holofcener Entry Packs Major Truths

‘Eileen’ Review: Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie Are Career-Best in a Perverse Folie à Deux

‘Infinity Pool’ Review: Brandon Cronenberg’s New Nightmare Is Shallow and Hedonistic

‘Rye Lane’ Review: Winning Rom-Com Mashes Up ‘Before Sunrise’ and Richard Curtis to Charming Effect

‘The Stroll’ Review: Trans Sex Workers Recall a Lost New York in Haunting Documentary

‘Shayda’ Review: Zar Amir Ebrahimi Shines in Deeply Felt Iranian-Australian Drama

‘Scrapper’ Review: Harris Dickinson Stars in Charlotte Regan’s Low-Key but High-Spirited Debut

‘Rotting in the Sun’ Review: Sebastián Silva Gets Sexually Explicit About the Trouble with Being Gay

‘Flora and Son’ Review: John Carney Delivers Another Cozy, Crowd-Pleasing Irish Musical

‘Passages’ Review: Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw Star in Ira Sachs’ Brutally Self-Destructive Love Triangle

‘Victim/Suspect’ Review: A Sober (and Sobering) Documentary About the Other Violations That Can Follow Rape

‘King Coal’ Review: Appalachia Rises in Poetic, Personal Doc from Director of ‘Heroin(e)’

‘Mutt’ Review: An Intimate Day-in-the-Life Drama Follows a Young Person in Transition

‘Jamojaya’ Review: Justin Chon Drops Viral Indonesian Rapper Rich Brian Into a Thin Music Drama

‘Young. Wild. Free.’ Review: A Stylish, Letterboxd-Friendly Drama That Goes Further Off the Rails with Each Twist

‘Theater Camp’ Review: Song, Dance, and an Adorable and Clever New Entry Into the Mockumentary Canon

‘Past Lives’ Review: Celine Song’s Transcendent Debut Is Destined to Be One of 2023’s Best Films

‘The Accidental Getaway Driver’ Review: Not Quite ‘Collateral’ but a Tender Character Study

‘Bad Behaviour’ Review: Jennifer Connelly Goes Wild in Alice Englert’s Thrilling, Darkly Funny Debut

‘The Deepest Breath’ Review: The ‘Free Solo’ of Freediving Is Suspenseful Enough but Lost in the Shallows

‘Going Varsity in Mariachi’ Review: An Uplifting Doc That Still Fails to Play a Full Tune

‘Talk to Me’ Review: A Séance Goes Off the Rails in a Straightforward but Terrifying Australian Horror Movie

‘The Starling Girl’ Review: Eliza Scanlen Shines as a Christian Teen Who Sins with Her Sexy Pastor

‘Judy Blume Forever’ Review: Finally, an American Icon Worthy of Adoration

‘Magazine Dreams’ Review: Jonathan Majors Explodes in a Deeply Unsettling Character Study

‘Fair Play’ Review: This Sick Psychosexual Finance Thriller Is ‘Industry’ Directed by Adrian Lyne

‘Polite Society’ Review: A Hyper-Creative Punch to the Gut of Feminine Expectations

‘Justice’ Review: Brett Kavanaugh Doc Should Compel FBI to Reopen Investigation

‘Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields’ Review: An Oddly Fractured Portrait

‘Drift’ Review: A Subdued Drama Led by a Powerful Cynthia Erivo

‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ Review: Raven Jackson’s Poetic Debut Is a Vivid but Vague Portrait of Mississippi Life

‘Earth Mama’ Review: A Single Mother Fights for Her Life in a Sublime A24 Drama That Defies All Cliches

‘The Pod Generation’ Review: Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor Make a Baby, the New-Fashioned Way

’20 Days in Mariupol’ Review: An Unflinching Look at the True Price of Russia’s War on Ukraine

‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’ Review: A Sincere, Slight Look at the NBA Star’s College Years

‘Cassandro’ Review: Gael García Bernal Is Fabulous in This Wild True Story of a Beloved Luchador

Aum: The Cult at the End of the World’ Review: A Broad if Chilling Look Inside Japan’s Infamous Doomsday Cult

‘birth/rebirth’ Review: ‘Frankenstein’ Gets a Maternal Twist in Clever but Miscalculated Horror Debut

‘Run Rabbit Run’ Review: Even a Feral Sarah Snook Can’t Raise Hairs in This Aussie Thriller

‘Against the Tide’ Review: Another Excellent, Insightful Indian Documentary About Life Itself

‘Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project’ Review: The Iconoclastic Poet Gets a Complicated Documentary

‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’ Review: A Likably Simple Documentary About a Lovably Complicated Actor

‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ Review: Daisy Ridley’s Wondrous, Whimsical New Journey

‘Radical’ Review: Mexican Superstar Eugenio Derbez Gets His Own ‘Stand and Deliver’

‘My Animal’ Review: The Werewolf Mythos Finds Fresh Blood in Lesbian Lycan Horror Film

‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ Review: Doc on Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Gives Far from Everything

‘Kim’s Video’ Review: A Playful Heist Documentary Steals Back One of the World’s Greatest Movie Collections

‘It’s Only Life After All’ Review: Adoring Indigo Girls Documentary Proves the Power of Two

‘Fremont’ Review: A Dry, Sweet, Jarmusch-Inspired Comedy About an Afghan Translator Finding Her Voice

‘The Disappearance of Shere Hite’ Review: Slighted Women’s Sexuality Pioneer Gets Her Due

Interviews

Jennifer Connelly Doesn’t Know About the ‘Nepo Baby’ Debate, Just That Alice Englert Is a Major Directing Talent

‘Fair Play’ Director Chloe Domont on $20 Million Netflix Deal at Sundance: ‘Everyone Wants a Theatrical Run’

How Stephen Curry Won a Championship and Graduated College All While Filming ‘Underrated’

George Stephanopoulos on That Awkward Barbara Walters Interview with Brooke Shields

Emilia Jones Watched ‘Hours and Hours’ of ’80s Dance Videos to Prep for ‘Fairyland’

‘Cat Person’ Star Nicholas Braun on Balancing His Indie Film Career with the ‘Succession’ Grind

Teyana Taylor ‘Didn’t Even Believe’ She Could Go to Dramatic Lengths Before Acclaimed ‘A Thousand and One’ Sundance Breakout

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on ‘You Hurt My Feelings’ Pacing: A Bad Editor Can Make Comedy a ‘Butchery’

‘The Starling Girl’ Is Supposed to Make You Cringe, Says Writer-Director Laurel Parmet: We All Experience ‘Sexual Shame’

Daisy Ridley Couldn’t Stop Crying After Relating to ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ Role: Script Was the ‘Saddest F*king Thing’

Mia Goth, Alexander Skarsgård on the Movie That’s ‘Salo: Or the 120 Days of Sodom’ Meets ‘Mamma Mia!’

Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway on the Sumptuous Hitchcock-Inspired Throwback ‘Eileen’

Emilia Clarke on ‘The Pod Generation’ and Whether She’d Return for a ‘Solo’ Spinoff Series

Gay Sex, Suicide, and Cinema: Behind the Scenes of the Wild Sundance Comedy ‘Rotting in the Sun’

‘Magazine Dreams’ Director Elijah Bynum Clarifies He Has No Opposition to Captioning: ‘No, of Course Not’

Gael García Bernal on Playing ‘Cassandro,’ the Gay Wrestler Adored by Mexico’s Macho Men

‘Plan C’ Director Tracy Droz Tragos on Braving COVID to Make Her Abortion Documentary: ‘There Was an Urgency I Couldn’t Ignore’

‘Aum: The Cult at the End of the World’ Directors on Turning a Doomsday Cult Into a ‘Metaphor for Our Current Day World’

In This Documentary, Love Is a Given but Memory Is Optional

Jonathan Majors Found Himself in ‘Magazine Dreams’ Bodybuilder Role: Character ‘Has a Drive to Be Seen’

How ‘Radical’ Became an ‘Inspirational Teacher Movie’ Unlike Anything Else

Jennifer Connelly on ‘Bad Behaviour’ and Why ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Struck Such a Chord

Alden Ehrenreich on Sundance’s Explosive ‘Fair Play’ and If He’d Ever Play Han Solo Again

‘Kim’s Video’: Remembering the World’s Greatest Video Store — and the Strange Fate of Its Collection

Indigo Girls Share the Artists of Today Who Inspire Them — and Discuss the Sexiness of Jean-Luc Picard

Director Sophie Barthes on How Escaping Content Overload Fuels Creativity

News at the Festival

‘Mutt’ and ‘A Thousand and One’ to Screen with Open Captions in Sundance Premieres After U.S. Jury Walkout — Exclusive

Sundance Jury Walks Out of ‘Magazine Dreams’ Premiere Over Failure to Provide Captioning

Secret North Korea Doc Sparks Security Concerns at Sundance, but Expert Say There Are None

Sundance Institute Announces 2023 Merata Mita Fellowship Winner

Features

Sundance 2023 Cinematography Survey: The Cameras and Lenses Behind 40 Narrative Films at the Fest

Sundance 2023 Cinematography Survey: The Cameras and Lenses Behind 22 Docs at the Fest

Sundance Camera Survey: Why Are So Many Independent Films Shot on the Alexa Mini?

Sundance Film Festival Cancels Plans for New Frontier Program in 2023

Sundance Is Back, Now with More Sustainable Dealmaking and Less ‘Foolish Optimism’

It’s Time to Destroy the Old Myth of the Sundance Breakout for a New One (Column)

Sundance 2023: 6 Editors to Know

Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Sundance Unveils 2023 Online Platform, Ticketing Details

Sundance 2023 Lineup: New Films from Nicole Holofcener, Brandon Cronenberg, Jonathan Majors, & More

Sundance Sets Restorations of ‘SLAM’ and Gregg Araki’s ‘Doom Generation’ for 2023 Fest

Xavier Dolan, Paul Feig, and Willie Nelson Doc Among 2023 Sundance Shorts and Episodic Additions

Sundance Adds John Carney Musical and More World Premieres to 2023 Lineup

Sundance Adds Dakota Johnson, Barry Jenkins, and More to Beyond Film Talks Lineup

Jeremy O. Harris, Marlee Matlin, Destin Daniel Cretton Headline 2023 Sundance Juries

Secret Brett Kavanaugh Documentary from Doug Liman Added to Sundance Lineup

Pre-Festival Analysis

Sundance Wish List: 40 Films We Hope Will Premiere at the 2023 Festival

Oscar Hopefuls and Sales Titles Lurk at Sundance 2023: Programmers Unpack the Lineup

Sundance 2023: Slashed Streaming Budgets and Theatrical Woes Won’t Dampen Sales

Sundance 2023: 27 Must-See Films at This Year’s Festival, from ‘Infinity Pool’ to ‘Cat Person’ and More

Sundance 2023: 10 Must-See Short Films at This Year’s Festival

Podcasts, Press Conferences, Panels, and Events

IndieWire Studio Makes In-Person Return for Sundance 2023

IndieWire Celebrates the Filmmaking Community at Sundance Chili Party Presented by Stanley and SAG-AFTRA

IndieWire Celebrates First-Time Filmmakers at Sundance Cocktail Party with Canada Goose

See All the Photos from the Return of the IndieWire Studio at Sundance, Presented by Dropbox

Sundance Buzz Explained: IndieWire Answers Your Burning Questions About This Year’s Festival

Directors Share the Joys and Struggles of Feature Filmmaking at IndieWire’s First Time Filmmakers Panel, Presented by Canada Goose

‘There’s No Rulebook for Producing’: Sundance Keynote Celebrates Indie Producers

Sundance 2023 Launches with Celebration of Ryan Coogler, W. Kamau Bell, and Nikyatu Jusu

John Sloss Is More Hopeful About the Sundance Film Market Than You Might Think

Nikyatu Jusu, Ryan Coogler Share Sundance Memories: ‘It’s the Reason the Industry Could No Longer Ignore Me’

Doug Liman on How He Kept His Explosive Brett Kavanaugh Documentary Under Wraps Until Now

Photos, Clips, Trailers, Posters, and More

See Sundance First Looks for 25 Buzzy Films, from ‘Cat Person’ to ‘Passages’

‘Infinity Pool’ Trailer: Alexander Skarsgård Kills His Doppelgänger in Brandon Cronenberg’s Latest

Steven Soderbergh Executive-Produces Retro Sci-Fi Sundance Thriller ‘Divinity’ — Watch Teaser

Sundance’s ‘Longest Goodbye’ Eyes the Cosmically Human Toll of Mars Space Travel — Watch Trailer

Acquisitions

Sundance 2023: 17 Films That Could Sell Big Among a Diverse Lineup

Sundance 2023 Movie Deals So Far: Music Box Films Nabs ‘Other People’s Children’

Awards

Luca Guadagnino to Receive Sundance Film Festival International Icon Award

‘The Pod Generation’ Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Sundance Institute Award for Science-in-Film Initiative

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