The film played in the U.S. Documentary competition and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Neon now looks to have had an active Sundance after partnering with Hulu on the record-breaking sale for “Palm Springs” and more recently acquiring the Elisabeth Moss thriller “Shirley.”
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