Each year we make the film pilgrimmage to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, with the hopes of bringing back the best of the fest to Newport, RI.
Here’s a list of our top 10 favorites. Keep your eyes open for them in 2016…
AUDRIE & DAISY
Audrie and Daisy, two high school girls in different towns across America, were sexually assaulted by boys they thought were their friends.
At the age of 34, former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years.
JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
In August, 2014, a video of the public execution of American photojournalist James Foley rippled across the globe.
At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out.
MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL
One morning, a television set broke down in a living room in Gary, Indiana, leaving a large family of children with nothing to do—so they started singing.
There are no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back the 20 children and six educators who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times.
NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER
Privilege, love, loss, and survival are all deftly examined in Nothing Left Unsaid, which turns a lens on the expansive life of Gloria Vanderbilt.
THE BAD KIDS
On a remote patch of the Mojave Desert, amidst dusty tumbleweeds and rangy Joshua Trees, sits an anomaly: a high school where educators believe empathy, life skills, and the constancy of a caring adult are the differences that will give at-risk students command of their fates.
Many politicians have seen their careers careen off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny Weiner.