Dec 14, 2016 05:02 AM EST

Sundance 2017 Film Festival: Three Movies To Anticipate

By vicmariki

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Park City, Utah. With 46,660 attendees in 2016, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

According to EW, Sundance will unveil picks for its starrier Debuts area on Monday. Programs for short movies, exploratory film, horror films and television series will likewise be disclosed in the coming days. By and large, 113 components were chosen from 4,068 entries, comparable to late years. The celebration is planned for Jan. 19th to 29th in Park City, Utah, and its environs. The choices declared on Wednesday are 32 American-made films and documentaries.

Reported by Variety, Among the American-films declared include "Step", a feature-length documentary, conceived and directed by Amanda Lipitz. This documentary chronicles the trials and triumphs of the senior girls on the high school's Step Team as they prepare to be the first in their families to go to college being the first graduating class of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. STEP is more than just a hobby for these girls, it is the outlet that keeps them united and fighting for their goals. 

"The Yellow Birds", a film directed by Alexandre Moors it's a work of fiercest principle, honoring loss while at the same time indicting the pieties of war. With acute emotional and psychological integrity, the movie tracks young soldier Bartle's passage through the fields of memory and the nightmare landscape of the Iraq war, through days of waiting, through the sudden, fatal every day, seeking no less than the remedy for mortal wounds.

"Whose Streets?" a documentary directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis about the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and then left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis County. Grief, long-standing tension, and renewed anger brings residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy

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