Sundance 2020 Sets TV and Shorts Lineups with Sarah Polley, Steve James, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Sundance Institute announced its 2020 lineups for the Indie Episodic, Special Events and Shorts programs Tuesday, featuring a slew of new talent as well as plenty of faces familiar to Park City. This year’s selections include work from Steve James (“City So Real”), Sarah Polley (“Hey Lady!”), and two entries starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“Authenticity and independent voices resonate across formats — and that’s evident across the full spectrum of this year’s Indie Episodic and Special Events slates,” Kim Yutani, the director of programming for the festival, said in a statement. “Defined by distinctive voices and enlightening viewpoints, these are riveting projects that find inspiration in the urgent stories and extraordinary individuals of our times.”

James makes his return to Sundance after 2018’s “America to Me,” his 10-part docuseries which was picked up by Starz. This year finds James again focusing on his beloved hometown of Chicago, capturing the
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