Sundance 2017: U.S. Documentary Competitionby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 20 Dec 2016
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1. Casting JonBenet (2017)
TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary
The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were... See full summary »
2. Chasing Coral (2017)
93 min | Documentary
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
3. City of Ghosts (2017)
R | 92 min | Documentary, War
A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,784 | Gross: $0.13M
5. Dolores (I) (2017)
95 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.55M
7. Icarus (I) (2017)
TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, Thriller
When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »
8. The New Radical (2017)
117 min | Documentary
Uncompromising millennial radicals from the United States and the United Kingdom attack the system through dangerous technological means, which evolves into a high-stakes game with world ... See full summary »
9. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary
The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an ... See full summary »
10. Quest (II) (2017)
104 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement.
Votes: 100 | Gross: $0.05M
12. Strong Island (2017)
107 min | Documentary
Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, ... See full summary »
13. Trophy (2017)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.
Votes: 263 | Gross: $0.02M
14. Unrest (I) (2017)
98 min | Documentary, Drama, History
When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Votes: 1,560 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Water & Power: A California Heist (2017)
PG | 87 min | Documentary
In California's complex water system, a handful of corporate land owners took advantage of a state-engineered system and gained control of the state's most precious public resource, while drought left local homeowners with dry wells.
Director: Marina Zenovich
16. Whose Streets? (2017)
R | 90 min | Documentary
Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.
Votes: 747 | Gross: $0.18M