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Hot-Button Topics Coalesce At The Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Utah.
Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Utah.

The Sundance Film Festival is proving to be the epicenter of a number of hot-button topics this year.
The annual gathering of aspiring filmmakers, entertainment industry leaders, press and movie lovers kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, in the era of Me Too, and for the first time in decades without Harvey Weinstein.

A number of films premiering at the festival are primed to tackle the day's most pressing subjects head on, including "Seeing Allred" about women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, and "Half the Picture" which takes on the systematic discrimination against female filmmakers in Hollywood.
The festival will also see a Respect Rally, led by the likes of Allred, Jane Fonda and Common, take over the streets of the snowy mountain town on Saturday one year after 8,000 men and women crowded Main Street for the Women's March.