Sundance 2023: The buzziest queer films at this year's festival

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Sundance 2023: The buzziest queer films at this year's festival

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From NBC News | NBC-Out by Elaina Patton

The Sundance Film Festival has long been known for premiering some of the most original — and ultimately the most award-winning — indie titles of the year. From best picture winner at last year’s Oscars, “CODA,” to this year’s sleeper hit, “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” the festival continues to select artistic fare that poses a serious threat to blockbusters come awards season. As the most notable international film festivals increasingly feature queer titles in their lineups, it’s no surprise that much of the exciting content premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival comes from LGBTQ filmmakers or features queer themes.

For the first time in three years, the festival is back in person in Utah, with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance from Jan. 19 to 29. And many of the films, including all of the competition titles, will be available online from Jan. 24 to 29. Lovers of queer cinema can take in many of the 2023 selections whether they’re in Utah or not, kicking off what is sure to be another memorable, post-pandemic year of filmmaking.

Photo by American Prime Video, Courtesy of Sundance Institute

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