Sundance Film Festival: Surveying the Documentaries

Many worthy non-fiction films are vying for attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, tackling subjects as wide-ranging as extreme environmentalism (Marshall Curry’s IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT), pre-Web viral culture (Matthew Bate’s SHUT UP LITTLE MAN!: AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE), terminally ill people who legally choose to end their lives in a state where it is legal (Peter D. Richardson’s HOW TO DIE IN OREGON), and a notorious Liberian war lord’s quest for forgiveness (Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion’s THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED), just to name a handful. The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday surveys the festival’s documentary landscape here.

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