Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sundance 2016 Competition Lineup Unveiled, Over 40% Directed by Women

Sundance has released the competition slate for the 2016 installment of the festival, and nearly half of the program is women-directed. Of the 54 films that have been announced in competition with a credited director, 22 are directed by women (amounting to 41%). Last year, 36%, or slightly more than a third, of the films in competition were helmed or co-helmed by female filmmakers.  Women directors will feature characters as diverse as female reporters and investment bankers to mermaid sisters and anarchists, and in the documentary categories, subjects include cyber-bullied teens and controversial former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner.  Actress Clea DuVall ("The...

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