I was delighted to get to attend the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It has been a dream of mine to go for many years. I was inspired by the variety of perspectives and artistry in the films that I saw. The Festival is presented by the Sundance Institute-the nonprofit organization that is active throughout the year and around the world in its pursuit to identify and support independent artists, and to introduce audiences to their work. I saw nine movies in three days. The two films that stood out to me were Maggie’s Plan starring, Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawk, and Julianne Moore. The film had funny, smart dialogue and reminded me of a Woody Allen film with it’s comedic timing and brilliant writing. I give it 4 🌟. The second film that stood out to me was Embrace of the Serpent, its a compelling true story of a German scientist seeking a cure for his condition in the Amazon. Embrace of the Serpent is nominated for an Oscar under the category of Best Foreign Language Film. I give it 5 🌟. I also saw an episode of a Netflix 4-part documentary series called Chelsea Does featuring Chelsea Handler. She explores topics about marriage, racism, drugs, and Silicon Valley. She brings her signature brand of humor and unfiltered opinions to the docu-series. One of the best parts of screening these films is the Q&A after the film with the cast, producer, and director. The experience of Sundance stays with you long after the final film has screened.
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Great blog post!! Very interested in seeing Embrace of the Serpent!