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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Still from Judas and the Black Messiah, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Glen Wilson | Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ a Rebuke of Government and Call for Community 

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 2, 2021

  “If this building caught on fire right now, what would y’all be worried about?” Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) asks a crowd of white working-class protestors, whom he hopes to recruit to...

Still from Superior, a selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Mia Cioffi | Courtesy Sundance Institute)

‘Superior’ Submerges Viewers Into an ’80s Fever Dream

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 1, 2021

  In “Superior,” Marian (Alessandra Mesa) turns to her estranged identical twin sister, Vivian (Ani Mesa), for refuge. The pair must learn to navigate their new proximity to one another while...

Still from I Was a Simple Man. (Photo by Eunsoo Cho | Courtesy Sundance Institute)

‘I Was a Simple Man’ is a Hypnotic Meditation on Colonization, Mortality, and Nature

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer January 30, 2021

  “Dying isn’t simple, is it?” asks Grace (Constance Wu) constantly throughout this story. The question sticks to Masao (Steve Iwamoto) as his impending death forces him to confront complicated...

A still from Strawberry Mansion by Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Tyler Davis)

Surrealism and the Power of Human Connection in ‘Strawberry Mansion’

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor January 30, 2021

  “Strawberry Mansion” is set in a not-too-distant future wherein dreams are recorded and taxed. Arabella “Bella” Isadora (Penny Fuller) is an eccentric old lady who lives in a strawberry-colored...

Yaani King Mondschein, Elle Lorraine, and Lena Waithe appears in Bad Hair by Justin Simien, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

‘Bad Hair’ Reimagines a Past Era of Cinema at Sundance 2020

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor January 26, 2020

  Warning: Contains minor spoilers for "Bad Hair" 1989, Los Angeles, a young black woman compromises her image in order to get ahead in the entertainment industry. So begins "Bad Hair," a 2020...

A still from “Miss Americana” by Lana Wilson, an official selection of the Documentary Premiers program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Taylor Swift Harnesses Her Power in Intimate Documentary ‘Miss Americana’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor January 24, 2020

  On a chilly Thursday night in the small mountain town of Park City, the Sundance Film Festival began debuting its 2020 films selected from across the globe. This year, the opening film for Sundance’s...