Nonfiction at Sundance!
Award-winning directors Barbara Kopple and Rory Kennedy just premiered their newest documentaries this past month at Sundance. Kopple paints a moving portrait of transgender YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous in “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous.” She captures Gigi’s story of transcendence, the touching support of her family, and journey to self-acceptance. Watch the trailer here and catch the full feature exclusively on YouTube Red, the streaming service’s first feature length film!
Surfer Laird Hamilton is the subject of Kennedy’s “Take Every Wave.” While not a typical subject for the director of such works as “Ethel” and “Last Days in Vietnam,” her unique ability to draw the stories from the past perfectly paired with the project of showing how one man changed a sport forever. Check out Kennedy and Hamilton’s interview with Deadline here: