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Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon has teamed up with the SundanceNow Doc Club as a guest curator to share with audiences, eight of her favourite documentaries. Also included in the program are two documentaries, Storied Streets and Waiting For Mamu, which are not only executive produced by Sarandon but have also never been released before on subscription VOD.
‘When I watch a doc, at least once, I want my head to explode and my heart to feel. I want to see the world differently. Know something I didn’t know before. Engage me but most of all surprise me’.
‘I appreciate a doc when it encourages you to be the protagonist in your own life or when it makes you itch to solve a problem, fight for justice. Others celebrate life and the human spirit. Doesn’t get much better than this’.
Each of the eight films selected come with »
- Sacha Hall
Susan Sarandon will share her favorite non-fiction films as part of the SundanceNow Doc Club, Variety has learned exclusively.
The Oscar winner will spotlight eight films that touch upon a range of social, political and artistic issues including “Pink Ribbon, Inc.,” a critique of the lack of progress in breast cancer treatments; “Trouble the Water,” an examination of Hurricane Katrina survivors; and “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” a profile of the Chinese artist and activist. She will also share two films that she executive produced: “Storied Streets,” a look at homelessness, and “Waiting for Mamu,” a portrait of social worker and 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet. It’s the first time that the films have appeared on streaming video-on-demand.
Sarandon’s selections will go live on Friday.
“Susan has a unique point-of-view and she’s a passionate patron of documentaries,” said Linda Pan, general manager of SundanceNow Doc Club. »
- Brent Lang
Danny Glover is one of America’s most beloved actors, but few know about his equally impressive accomplishments as a producer. He’s served as executive producer on multiple films to help see them through to completion, and with Joslyn Barnes he created his own company, Louverture Films, in order to give voice to underrepresented filmmakers. Their first project, Abderrahmane Sissako’s award-winning 2006 Bamako, was followed by an incredibly rich slate of films, including Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s Trouble the Water, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. They recently released […] »
- Ariston Anderson
3 items from 2015
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