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Our 20 Most-Anticipated Sundance Film Festival 2020 Premieres

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The Film Stage○January 20, 2020

While much of the joy found in the festival comes from surprises throughout the 11 days, below one will find our 20 most-anticipated titles. Check out our picks and for updates straight from the festival, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheFilmStage, @jpraup, @djmecca, and @FinkJohnJ), and stay tuned to all of our coverage here.

Honorable Mentions

There are still plenty of other films we’re looking forward to catching, including Dinner in America, Charter, Cuties, Jumbo, Spree, Black Bear, I Carry You With Me, Some Kind of Heaven, The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me, Bad Hair, and The Night House. On the documentary side, we’re intrigued by Spaceship Earth, Boys State, Assassins, Time, and Whirlybird.

ASCAP announces 2020 Music Cafe lineup

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Entertainment | January 7, 2020

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announces an eclectic music lineup for its 22nd Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café, taking place Jan. 24-31 at 751 Main St. during the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival.

ASCAP composers and foreign affiliates who have scored Festival films and New Frontier projects this year include Ty Segall (“Whirlybird”).

https://www.parkrecord.com/entertainment/ascap-annnounces-2020-music-cafe-lineup/

Pure Nonfiction lists Whirlybird as a Sundance pick

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112: Sundance 2020 Preview. Whirlybird coverage starts at 9:30.

Hear insider tips and exclusive clips on documentaries at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers got an early look at over 25 films premiering at the festival. In this annual preview episode he discusses his favorites that will be looking to secure distribution deals. 

Last year, our Sundance Preview gave listeners early exposure to films like “Knock Down the House” and “American Factory” that went on to Sundance acclaim. This year, Powers’ picks include Whirlybird.

https://purenonfiction.net/112-sundance-2020-preview/

NEWS Sundance 2020 to premiere new work from Benh Zeitlin, Julie Taymor, Ai Weiwei, Liz Garbus

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BY JEREMY KAY 4 DECEMBER 2019

The Fox Searchlight pair of Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts Of The Southern Wild follow-up Wendy and Force Majeure remake Downhill will join Focus Features’ Carey Mulligan drama Promising Young Woman and Ai Weiwei’s latest documentary Vivos in the 118-strong selection of features announced for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The line-up, unveiled on Wednesday (December 4) includes Dear White Peopledirector Justin Simien’s return to Park City with Bad Hair, Julianne Moore as feminist icon Gloria Steinem in Julie Taymor’s The Glorias, and Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in The Father.

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Whirlybird (USA)
Dir: Matt Yoka
Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionised 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.

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https://www.screendaily.com/news/sundance-2020-to-premiere-new-work-from-benh-zeitlin-julie-taymor-ai-weiwei-liz-garbus/5145287.article

Sundance unveils a diverse LGBTQ-inclusive lineup for the 2020 film festival

By Jeremy Blacklow, Director of Entertainment Media | December 4, 2019

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced on Wednesday the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and once again, many LGBTQ-inclusive titles were amongst the successful submissions. 

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Whirlhttps://www.andreajames.com/film-television/whirlybird/ybird / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — 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. World Premiere

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https://www.glaad.org/blog/sundance-unveils-diverse-lgbtq-inclusive-lineup-2020-film-festival

Sundance 2020 lineup includes Taylor Swift documentary

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By Nadine DeNinno December 4, 2019 | 5:29pm 

Taylor Swift is coming to Sundance.

The singer’s documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” is part of the 2020 lineup for the film festival, according to a Wednesday announcement, along with 118 feature films scheduled for the 11-day event.

The Utah-based festival, which begins Jan. 23 and runs through Feb. 2, will also feature a slew of Oscar nominees and newcomers selected from a record high 15,100 submissions.

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Whirlybird / USA (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — 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. World Premiere

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https://nypost.com/2019/12/04/sundance-2020-lineup-includes-taylor-swift-documentary/

‘Influence’ Reps Canadian Documentary in Sundance 2020 Line-up

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By Pat Mullen

The Sundance Film Festival included a chorus of heavy-hitters in its 2020 line-up. The Park City, Utah film festival unveiled the feature line programming today. 

U.S. Documentary Competition:

Whirlybird / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — 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. World Premiere

Red the rest

http://povmagazine.com/blog/view/unfluence-reps-canadian-documentary-in-sundance-2020-line-up

2020 Sundance Film Festival announces feature film program

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By Scott Renshaw December 4, 2019, 1:59 PM

Sundance alums and high-profile documentary subjects highlight the program announcement for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, opening Jan. 23, 2020 in Park City.

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Whirlybird (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — 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.

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https://www.cityweekly.net/BuzzBlog/archives/2019/12/04/2020-sundance-film-festival-announces-feature-film-program

Sundance 2020′s 118 movies: Taylor Swift, an alien invasion, Pepe the Frog, and more

By Sean P. Means

December 4, 2019

Here are the 118 titles selected to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, running Jan. 23-Feb. 2 in Park City and at venues in Salt Lake City and the Sundance resort in Provo Canyon.

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Whirlybird • A profile of Zoey Tur, who revolutionized aerial journalism over Los Angeles with his then-wife, Marika, in the 1980s and 1990s — including being the first to broadcast O.J. Simpson’s slow speed chase in 1994. Director Matt Yoka also details how Tur, whose daughter is MSNBC host Katy Tur, came out as transgender in 2013.

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https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2019/12/04/sundance-s-movies-taylor/

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