The Sundance Institute has released the list of feature films, independent episodes and New Frontier that will screen at the 2022 Park City festival from January 20-20 – and several music-related documentaries. incorporated, including films centered around controversial pop icons Kanye West and Sinead O’Connor.
Perhaps the most attention-grabbing of the newly announced picks is jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, a documentary film described as “an intimate and empathetic chronicle of never-before-seen footage from 21 years in the life of a captivating character”. Directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah — who has co-directed numerous music videos for the star now known as Ye — the film will have its global premiere at next year’s film festival before debuting on Netflix at an unspecified date.
In an era where stars’ careers and controversies include Britney Spears and Janet Jackson under review, a new documentary by Sinead O’Connor, Nothing compares, will also screen at Sundance 2022. Director Kathryn Ferguson and making its world premiere in the World Cinema Documentary competition, the film will reveal a new perspective on the career of the Irish singer-songwriter by showcasing her brief popularity. her to global fame “and subsequent exile from mainstream pop” from 1987 to 1993 while examining her legacy “through a contemporary feminist lens”.
Top of the world in the US Documentary Competition, the film TikTok, Boom will offer festival-goers “personal stories about a cultural phenomenon, told through a panel of Generation Z natives, journalists and experts alike” while considering The brief but controversial history of the video sharing app. Meet me in the bathroom, meanwhile, has been described as “an immersive journey” through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, it is based on the book of the same name by Lizzy Goodman and will have a world premiere as part of the Midnight installment of Sundance.
Other world music documentary premieres scheduled for next year’s festival include Sirens Directed by Rita Baghdadi (World Cinema Documentary Competition), will focus the lens on “the Middle East’s first all-female metal band” as they pursue stardom; and Mija (CONTINUED Part) by Isabel Castro, which chronicles an aspiring young music manager “whose undocumented family depends on her ability to establish pop stars”.
2022 Sundance Film Festival is a hybrid event that will take place live in Park City, Utah, online and via “satellite screen” at seven indoor theaters across the United States that will showcase a selection of curated films. during the closing weekend of the film festival (January 28-30).
View Sundance 2022 movie showtimes and instructions online here. Ticket bundles will go on sale on December 17, and single tickets will be available for purchase on January 6.
https://www.billboard.com/culture/tv-film/sundance-2022-movies-kanye-west-sinead-o-connor-tiktok-1235007944/ Kanye West, Sinead O’Connor Documentary to premiere at Sundance 2022 – Billboard