Sundance News Roundup


Check out our roundup of where you can go to see the standout films from the Sundance Film Festival.


Netflix is in final negotiations for Indian sex comedy Brahman Naman. The film follows a group of sex-starved young men who are members of their college quiz team in 1980s India. The film stars Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad and Vaiswath Shankar.

On the documentary side of things, Netflix has also acquired Audrie and Daisy. The documentary follows two teenage girls from opposite sides of the country who were both sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be their friends. Harassed online and taunted at school in the wake of their assaults, each girl is driven to attempt suicide.

Amazon has picked up film Wiener-Dog after the Sundance Film Festival. Wiener-Dog centers on the connections formed between a dachshund and a wide variety of people, including a concerned vet, a young boy, a film professor and an elderly woman. The film stars cast stars Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy and Zosia Mamet.

Fox Searchlight picked up The Birth Of A Nation in the most expensive deal to come out of Sundance. The Birth Of A Nation tells the story of Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.