Sundance FF 2020: How to ‘Virtual’ Beyond Features – Leslie Combemale reports

In 2020, the Sundance Film Festival was one of the last live events, and showcases for new film, that happened before the world effectively shut down. Now in 2021, Sundance is, for the first time, going digital. Though there will be live screenings in select cities around the country, and possibly even in your neck of the woods, most of the films and events will be conducted online.

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU — Review by Diane Carson

Sorry to Bother You creatively and wildly skewers social practices. In his debut feature film, writer/director Boots Riley pushes immediately recognizable social irritants, such as telemarketers, to satirical limits and then, leaps beyond the anticipated critique into a wild, unexpected zone. Riley lands his critical indictment with a solid, alternately humorous and bewildering series of surprising, sometimes shocking, always brilliantly staged incidents.

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