Sundance Film Fest 2016: Documentary Highlights

Sundance Film Fest has always been a strong home for high-profile documentaries.

It’s at Sundance that two of this year’s five documentary nominees, Cartel Land and What Happened, Miss Simone?”) world premiered.

In this year’s edition, the buzziest nonfiction works that could land Oscar nods include Amazon Studio’s Gleason, about NFL player Steve Gleason who was diagnosed with ALS, and Life, Animated, which chronicles how a young boy with autism found understanding of life through Disney films.


The disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner is the subject of the documentary Weiner, which received the U.S. doc grand jury prize and received strong reviews and theatrical distribution from IFC Films.