Robert Redford’s annual Park City festival is here to excite the world of film critics, lovers and makers with its line up of independent talent - yet again.
This year, that talent includes comedy “The Big Sick,” based on real-life couple Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and their tumultuous romance - where Nanjiani breaks his Pakistani parents’ wish for an arranged marriage by falling for a girl who is not only not Muslim, but also in a coma. On day nine of Sundance, “The Big Sick” is still the biggest sale of the festival's 2017 run thus far, with a price tag of $12 million for Amazon's distribution rights.
Other movies catching critical buzz are Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” post-World War II drama “Mudbound,” Marina Zenovich’s chilling documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist” and more.
Host John Horn of The Frame and KPCC Film Critic Justin Chang join Larry Mantle to talk Sundance highlights in the midst of its post-Inauguration climate.