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New programming head, Michael Jackson doc and more: recapping Sundance 2019




The Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
The Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
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The 2019 Sundance Film Festival wraps up on Sunday, February 3rd and it was a big year for mega-deals, female directors, and Amazon Studios.

Several films from high-profile directors earned big global contracts, the festival’s new programming head scheduled a lineup with 45 percent female directors, and Amazon dropped almost $45 million dollars on three films. We also saw the festival’s founder, actor Robert Redford, announce he’d be stepping back from the spotlight.

Today on FilmWeek, we’ll preview some of the major films and storylines from the festival with “The Frame” host John Horn and Amy Nicholson, both of whom have been in attendance.

Guests:

John Horn, host of KPCC’s “The Frame” who has been in Park City, Utah covering Sundance; he tweets @jghorn                                                   

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host of the podcasts ‘The Canon’ and ‘Unspooled’; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson