Sundance adds television and theatrical to lineup

On Saturday, Sundance Institute — which produces the Sundance Film Festival — unveiled the 13th annual lineup for its Saturday June 22, 22-28, premieres. More than 530 filmmakers from 41 countries are screening more than 210 films. The festival will screen a total of 1,274 films this year.

The TV slate has been a strong part of the festival in recent years, and this year is no exception. This year’s television slate includes a handful of series premiering at the festival that will make their broadcast or streaming debut, including:

Documentary series Genius, which premieres May 12 and will be available on Fox, will follow the legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking through the entire course of his final days as a patient at Cambridge University.

The Molly Shannon-starring, Sam Esmail-directed documentary about the food-cart kingpin/cult hero Charlotte Gainsbourg (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming), premieres May 19.

Master of None’s debut season will be available May 13 on Netflix (before season two airs).

The Duplass Brothers’ theatrical feature documentary, Pariah, will be released May 26 on IFC. The film — which will also air as a short film in the Midnighters section of the festival — follows the tale of a young black lesbian woman who is raised by her transgender mother.

Black Summer will premiere as a short film on June 22 in the Grotto section. The film tells the story of six diverse teens who spend the summer in black South Africa after a police shooting closes the only black boys club.

Flaked — creator Will Arnett’s original half-hour series on Netflix — will premier as a short film on June 16 in the Festival Select section. The Netflix series, created, written, and directed by Arnett, explores the lives of indulgent San Franciscan and former jock Chip Lahr, played by Arnett.

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