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Still from CRIP CAMP by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo: Steve Honigsbaum.

California Humanities Grantees at 2020 Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Among the 118 feature selections are the world premieres of California Humanities-supported California Documentary Project grant recipients: CRIP CAMP (US Documentary Competition) and DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN (Documentary Premieres). These films were selected from a record high of 15,100 submissions including 3,853 feature-length films.

The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23 to February 2, 2020. The Sundance Film Festival is Sundance Institute’s flagship public program, widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival.

California Humanities-supported Films Premiering at 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Still from CRIP CAMP by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo: Steve Honigsbaum.

CRIP CAMP / USA
(US Documentary Competition)

Directors: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
Producers: Sara Bolder, Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.
World Premiere.

Still from DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN by Sam Feder. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN / USA
(Documentary Premieres)

Director: Sam Feder
Producers: Amy Scholder, Sam Feder
An investigation of how Hollywood’s fabled stories have deeply influenced how Americans feel about transgender people, and how transgender people have been taught to feel about themselves.
Cast: Laverne Cox, Mj Rodriguez, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Chaz Bono, Jamie Clayton.
World Premiere.

View the full-length announcement, including descriptions of all 118 feature selections, at Sundance.org.

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