In a film world that still mostly celebrates weighty dramas, Sundance still gives some much needed love to comedy.
The revered Sundance Film Festival is one of the few places in critically acclaimed cinema where comedy gets its fair shake. If you take a look at film festivals and awards show the world over, mostly dramas dominate the line-ups and the fields of nominees.
However, indie comedies seem to really find their way en masse to Sundance and having Keegan Michael-Key and Lena Dunham added to the jury is even more of a reflection of comedy’s presence at the festival.
This makes the jury prizes for this year all the more intriguing.