Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Taylor Swift’s Netflix Documentary “Miss Americana” Will Open Sundance Festival, Presumably with Barred Songs


Remember (so long ago now) when Taylor Swift wanted use of her songs in a Netflix documentary? Well, it’s all worked out apparently.

“Miss Americana” will open the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2020. Then it will play on Netflix sometime next year.

Press release says: “Miss Americana is a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

Uh huh. On January 23rd we’ll know if Taylor is planning on performing or appearing at the Grammys, just three days later. It would seem hard to do both, what with rehearsals for the Grammys commencing the next day, but she’s young. Anything is possible.

“Miss Americana” is directed by Lana Wilson (After Tiller, The Departure) and produced by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), Academy Award winner Caitrin Rogers (20 Feet From Stardom, The Music of Strangers), and Christine O’Malley.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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