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They Are Wearing: Sundance Film Festival 2018

They Are Wearing: Sundance Film Festival 2018
From WWD - January 22, 2018

Before the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a few years back put a spotlight on racial homogeneityin Hollywood, encouraging more diversity, the same could be said of the streets of Park City, Utah, a tony mountain resort tailored for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, depending on the season. The state is also the center of Mormon cultural influence.

As the movie industry has worked to make people of color more visible on screen, the effect could also be seen in the Sundance Film Festivals entries as well as the industry types who descend on the festival to acquire titles, make deals and support the actors appearing in the films.(The indie showcase has always nurtured counter-culture and world cinemawith Oscar-caliber films like Twelve Years a Slave, Birth of a Nation, Beasts of No Nation and Mudbound premiering here.)

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