Two new independent films – Newness, from director Drake Doremus, and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time, from directors Banks Tarver, Ted Bourne and Mary Robertson have been added to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19 to 29, 2017.
With these additions, the 2017 Festival will present 120 feature-length films, representing 32 countries and 37 first-time filmmakers, including 20 in competition. These films were selected from 13,782 submissions including 4,068 feature-length films and 8,985 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,005 were from the U.S. and 2,063 were international. 103 feature films at the Festival will be world premieres.
Newness / U.S.A. (Director: Drake Doremus, Screenwriter: Ben York Jones) — In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries. Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Albert Hammond Jr. World Premiere
TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time / U.S.A. (Directors: Banks Tarver, Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson) — In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon offer unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States. World Premiere