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Sundance 2019

HBO celebrated the premieres of three documentaries; hosted a conversation about #MeToo with the organization's founder, Tarana Burke; and brunched with the 2 Dope Queens ahead of the pair's second HBO special.

Documentary Premieres

Alex Gibney Unpacks the Culture of Secrecy at Theranos

At the world premiere of The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, the award-winning director explained how Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes set out to change the world — and ended up committing a massive medical fraud.

Leaving Neverland Premiere Leaves Audiences Stunned

Director Dan Reed and film subjects Wade Robson and James Safechuck spoke after the world premiere of the documentary in which the men allege Michael Jackson abused them as children.

Irene Taylor Brodsky Explores Family, Loss and Deafness

The Moonlight Sonata filmmaker discussed the intimacy of shooting a film about her own family.

More from Sundance
1
Pop-Up Coffee Shop

HBO took over the Main Street Deli in Park City to hand out 500 free cups of coffee each morning the first weekend of the festival. Caffeinated moviegoers who arrived early enough received an HBO Docs coffee sleeve.

2
Speed Mentoring

Sundance Institute members and Blackhouse creators networked with behind-the-screen talent including Insecure’s Amy Aniobi and Ben Cory Jones, Ballers’ Jason Lew; Westworld’s Gina Atwater; and Quyen Tran of Camping and Here and Now.

3
Amanda Seales & Bevy Smith

At the Blackhouse Foundation’s Sundance space, the Insecure comedian joined the TV personality for a discussion about her first HBO comedy special, I Be Knowin’.

HBO Films Coming Soon

HBO Films Acquires Rashid Johnson’s ‘Native Son’

First-time filmmaker Rashid Johnson directs a script penned by Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

HBO Acquires Pippa Bianco’s ‘Share’

HBO Films has picked up Share, a feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s prize-winning short of the same name.