Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2020 Sundance Film Festival Movies

This year’s Sundance market was filled with questions, but buyers didn’t waste any time.

(Browse the full list of acquisitions here.) By the end of the first weekend, it already featured the biggest sale in the festival’s history as well as the biggest documentary sale.

Countless other buzzy projects landed homes at companies ranging from Searchlight (“The Night House”) to Sony Pictures Classics and Magnolia.

Nevertheless, with a lineup this vast, even the most aggressive distributors can only move so fast — and many of this year’s gems remain homeless.

Here are the ones we think deserve to sell Asap.“Black Bear”Lawrence Michael Levine’s razor-sharp comedy “Black Bear” is a big step forward for the indie stalwart: a clever, twisted black comedy that skewers both contemporary culture and the film industry in two distinctly different (but related) parts.

Fans of Levine’s wife Sophia Takal

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