2018 Sundance Film Festival Round-Up: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rocks the Fest; Neon Scores Monsters & Men

January 23, 2018 by Nick Nadel

With the Sundance Film Festival in full swing, an unlikely star has emerged in the form of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 84-year-old Supreme Court Justice is the subject of a buzzy documentary that’s just one of the films making headlines at the festival. Read on for details on “The Notorious RBG”‘s appearance at the fest, plus news on some of the big film acquisitions happening in Park City.

  • Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures has snatched up the North American rights to director Gustav Möller’s kidnapping thriller The Guilty.
  • According to Variety, Neon scored one of the festival’s first major sales by snapping up the buzzy police shooting drama Monsters and Men.
  • Indiewire gives an “A” to America to Me, a docuseries on a progressive Chicago public school from Hoop Dreams director Steve James.
  • Vox explores the importance of director Jennifer Fox’s drama The Tale, starring Laura Dern, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
  • SF Gate has a look at the various reactions to Hamilton star Daveed Diggs’ offbeat buddy comedy Blindspotting.
  • Vanity Fair has highlights from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s appearance at the festival to promote her new documentary RBG.
  • WWD takes a look at the cold-weather fashions sported by Sundance Film Festival-goers.
  • Vulture talks to I Think We’re Alone Now star Peter Dinklage about his character’s taste for fine wine.
  • The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Sony Worldwide has snapped up the John Cho/Debra Messing thriller Search.
  • Birth. Movies. Death. calls the surreal workplace satire Sorry to Bother You a “comedy tour de force.”

Keep up with all the latest updates from the SundanceTV HQ at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.