The Best Trailers From Sundance 2020
Every January, industry figureheads flock to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to get a fresh fix of cinema. It’s in that peaceful lull toward the tail-end of awards season and during “dump month” that some of the best upcoming movies make their world debut. And while the runaway hit of the festival seems to be Zola, the wild tale of a girls night out gone south that was first brought to life back in 2015 by a viral twitter thread, it sadly doesn’t have a trailer. But here are some trailers from Sundance for films that are sure to make waves this year.
This riveting documentary, produced by the Obamas, explores a camp for disabled teens that operated in the ’70s and how some campers eventually went on to become influential figures in the disability rights movement. Made up of both raw footage and new interviews, the film is a brilliant portrait of how a community movement was born.
Will Ferrell and Julie Louise-Dreyfuss star as parents who embark on a family ski retreat following the death of a relative. Judging by the trailer, this disaster-comedy looks like a welcome addition to the dysfunctional family canon.
The best horror film trailers don’t really tell you anything — see above. But basically this Indonesian horror-thriller is about a woman who returns home to a village to find out that everyone wants to kill her. However, things seem to take a turn for the even more sinister.
Max Richter’s Sleep
Who would have thought that the key to a good night’s rest was being lulled to sleep by a live orchestra? Besides the point, this fascinating documentary explores composer Max Richter’s ambitious and seminal 2015 album that doubles as a sleep aid.