by Daniel Reynolds
Many of the year’s best films — LGBTQ or otherwise — gain momentum at the Sundance Film Festival, the annual cinematic gathering in Park City, Utah. This year’s queer offerings are the strongest yet. Below, see the productions that showcase the stories and lives of the LGBTQ community, which may go on to change the world through commercial and critical success.
Whirlybird / U.S.A.
Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from this news duo’s sprawling video archive is a poignant L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged.
Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka; World Premiere