Five world Premieres at Sundance film festival

This year's Sundance film festival has featured five world premieres of our most highly anticipated films of 2018. See our highlights below. 


MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. The one and only M.I.A. made an appearance at the premiere of MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. together with director Steve Loveridge.

Rolling Stone mentioned M.I.A. as one of their 25 films to watch at Sundance 2018 and described the film as "fascinating and insightful".

Minding the Gap

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown in Minding the Gap. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Moving the Sundance audience, Minding the Gap received a standing ovation following a sold-out screening of the film. The film made Thrillist's best movies at Sundance. 

Westwood: Punk, Activist, Icon

The highly anticipated Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist received a warm welcome at this year's fest. With exclusive, unprecedented access, 'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist' is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.

Director Lorna Tucker (centre) pictured with the team including our CEO Anna Godas (second from the right), introduced the film at this year's fest to a packed cinema. Screen Daily on the film: "Westwood shines not only as a remarkable, trend-setting designer but also an inspirational individual".

Kusama - infinity

The fascinating story of the queen of polka dots, Kusama - Infinity, one of the most popular artists in the world today. The film traces Yayoi Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and racism in 1960s NYC to her unstoppable rise to international fame.

The bipoic made The Observer's list of films by and about women that'll top 2018. 

Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield's Generation Wealth made its worldwide debut at this year's fest as an opening night film.  Generation Wealth is the fruition of a twenty-five-year documentary inquiry into what has been called “the influence of affluence”. In the era when Donald Trump becomes president, Lauren Greenfield's film is a searing exploration of the aspiration for wealth.

Watch Lauren Greenfield's interview with The Wrap.