The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious events of the year. Napoleon Dynamite, The Blair Witch Project, and Hoop Dreams premiered at Sundance. This year’s Festival has another impressive slate of movies. Many of them will be talked about through the end of 2020. This year’s Sundance is just a little better as AIPT will be attending the Festival. Here are the movies we are looking forward to the most.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell have appeared in comedy classics. Downhill is a remake of the movie Force Majeure. The film is about a family that survive an avalanche while on vacation. The experience forces married couple Billie and Pete to confront how they feel about each other and their marriage. Downhill will be making its world premiere at Sundance.
Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren & Stimpy Story
The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of the most influential cartoons of all time. When it hit Nickelodeon’s airwaves in 1991, everyone from kids to adults took notice. The show was funny, shocking, and controversial. Its creator John Kricfalusi was as contentious as his groundbreaking television show. In less than a year, he was removed from his own creation. Unfortunately, Happy Happy Joy Joy is about more than just an important cartoon and how its megalomaniac creator was forced out.
In this age that puts such a strong emphasis on social media, it was only a matter of time before a movie about a series of tweets was released. Zola is about a two day trip to Florida. The entire thing was chronicled on Twitter through a series of 148 tweets. While some of the messages may have been embellished, the story about the titular character’s trip with a sex worker sounds like fun.
A constant theme in many movies today is society’s dependence on technology. Low hanging fruit to be sure, but more often than not, it works. Save Yourselves! is a different take on the subject. Jack and Su realize their have become overdependent on their phones and other devices. They decide to take an excursion to the woods to rekindle their relationship. They unplug and head to a cabin. Since they are off the grid, they do not have access to texts or notifications. At the same time, aliens attack the earth.
For better and worse, McDonald’s has introduced many things to American culture. One of those is the McDonald’s Monopoly game. Some collected the pieces with an obsession that bordered on mania. Even people who were not actively keeping up with the game had a pile of McDonald’s Monopoly properties somewhere. McMillion$ is the story of how some players defrauded the fast food giant out of millions of dollars.