A late addition to the 2023 Sundance Movie Competition lineup shall be Doug Liman’s documentary debut, Justice, which dives into the 2018 hearings and authorities investigation into now Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Amy Herdy (On the Report, The Looking Floor) produced the doc, with Story Syndicate’s Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan government producing.
“We at all times have one thing up our sleeve,” mentioned Sundance head programmer Kim Yutani, when asserting the function, which she mentioned will encourage quite a lot of dialog.
“It shouldn’t be this tough to have an open and sincere dialog about whether or not or not a Justice on the Supreme Court docket assaulted quite a few girls as a younger man,” mentioned Liman in an announcement. “Due to this incredible investigative workforce and the courageous souls who trusted us with their tales, Justice picks up the place the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh fell woefully quick.”
Liman added: “The movie examines our judicial course of and the establishments behind it, highlighting bureaucratic missteps and political powergrabs that proceed to have an outsized impression on our nation at this time. Sundance gave me and numerous different impartial filmmakers our huge breaks, so it’s particularly significant for me to return with my first documentary.”
In 2018, then President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court docket. Christine Blasey Ford, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s, publicly accused him of tried rape at a 1982 highschool celebration. Two different accusers got here ahead, and the FBI carried out a short investigation into the claims and declared there was no corroborating proof for the claims, although the investigation was decried by Democrats as being truncated.
Final yr, Sundance introduced a late addition documentary Navalny about Vladimir Putin foil and Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny. The movie, which is at the moment short-listed for the most effective documentary Academy Award, was later acquired by CNN and HBO Max.
CAA is dealing with the sale. Justice may have its world premiere Friday, Jan. 20, in Park Metropolis. See the venture particulars offered by Sundance beneath.
Justice / U.S.A. (Director: Doug Liman, Producer: Amy Herdy, Govt Producers: Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan) — Exploring the epic battle to substantiate Brett Kavanaugh. World Premiere. Documentary.