An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Tackles Climate Change at Sundance
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in the mountains of Utah. During the first day of the event, the festival organizers experienced major issues with the ticketing system.
The festival tweeted:
We have been subject to a cyberattack that has shut down our box office. Our artist's voices will be heard and the show will go on.— SundanceFilmFestival (@sundancefest) January 21, 2017
The festival was able to fix the issue and ticket sales have been running more smoothly since day one.
Each year, the Sundance Film Festival works hard to create online and physical locations for users to purchase tickets. It does become difficult when you have so much demand taking place all at once. With this issue, it could have been from an outside attacker, or from the increase in demand on the server. Since cyberattacks are becoming more serious, I believe Sundance would not report misinformation on this topic.
The festival is hosting some controversial films this year. Sundance does bring out the best in storytelling, and with that, may create some friction within non-fiction.
One of my favorite pieces to the festival this year was the debut screening for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Watch a discussion below featuring some of the cast and crew of the film.
Sundance Film Festival 2017: Power of Story - The New Climate
The live stream above kicks off at the 22:22 minute mark.
Jeff Skoll (Founder and Chairman, The Skoll Foundation), Dr. David Suzuki (scientist and broadcaster), Amy Goodman (moderator), Mohamed Nasheed (Former President, Maldives), and Al Gore (Former Vice President, United States of America) dicuss a wide range of environmental topics during a discussion at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Adobe Pillow Talk at Sundance 2017
For the past few years at Sundance, Adobe has setup an interview platform to connect upcoming filmmakers with a larger audience. Watch over the YouTube playlist above to check out some of the artists at the festival this year.
New Frontier continues to push forward with new film projects at Sundance 2017. Browse over some of the installations and creative work being presented below.