Sundance 2019: Premieres Include Harvey Weinstein Docu, Mindy Kaling, Dr. Ruth, UK Spies, Miles Davis & Ted Bundy
A looming and powerful presence at the Robert Redford founded huddle for decades, an Ursula MacFarlane directed documentary about the rise and fall of the now disgraced and much accused producer is one of the premieres at this year’s SFF.
Implicated by more than 60 women of sexual assault or sexual harassment, a number of which took place at the Utah film gathering, Weinstein is facing a plethora of civil cases from Ashley Judd and more. Once commanding the back seats of the Eccles Theater with his entourage during Sundance, Weinstein now faces criminal charges that could see him spending the rest of his life behind bars if the Manhattan D.A. gets his way.
Along with Untouchable, Sundance 2019 will also feature first ever looks at the Mindy Kaling penned and starring Late Night, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, plus documentaries about American icons Toni Morrison and Miles Davis during its January 24 to February 3 schedule next year.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director: Stanley Nelson, Producers: Nicole London, Stanley Nelson) — A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis. World Premiere