Sundance 2018: Documentary Premieres

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1. Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock (2018)

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Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a... See full summary »

Director: Cody Lucich

Votes: 9

2. Bad Reputation (2018)

95 min | Documentary

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Documentary about rock star Joan Jett.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Rodney Bingenheimer, Carianne Brinkman, Bill Curbishley

Votes: 16

3. Believer (I) (2018)

101 min | Documentary, Music

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Imagine Dragons' Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah... See full summary »

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Dan Reynolds, Aja Volkman, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman

Votes: 49

4. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

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Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Director: Cameron Yates | Stars: Flynn McGarry, Meg McGarry, Paris McGarry, Will McGarry

Votes: 30

5. The Game Changers (2018)

88 min | Documentary

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The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes. Each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch

Votes: 145

6. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 106 min | Documentary

5.7
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59 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel

Votes: 178

7. Half the Picture (2018)

Documentary

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HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Adrion | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Emily Best, Maria Burton

Votes: 24

8. Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

133 min | Documentary

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A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin

Votes: 10

9. King in the Wilderness (2018)

TV-14 | 111 min | Documentary

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97 Metascore

A look at the final years in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt

Votes: 161

10. Quiet Heroes (2018)

68 min | Documentary

7.3
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In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis. Patients received no support from and were even exiled from the political, religious, or medical ... See full summary »

Directors: Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, Amanda Stoddard

Votes: 17

11. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 557 | Gross: $3.85M

12. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

116 min | Documentary

8.1
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74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the late comedian, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Pam Dawber

Votes: 11

13. Studio 54 (2018)

98 min | Documentary

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Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager

Votes: 32

14. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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75 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis

Votes: 174