The Sundance Film Festival has selected Lauren Greenfield‘s latest documentary, the feature-length The Queen of Versailles, for its U.S. Documentary Competition and has given it a plum spot on the fest’s opening-day schedule
As reported yesterday in The New York Times, more than 4,000 full-length films were submitted to Sundance, and only 58 were chosen. We’re beyond excited that Lauren was selected for this honor.
In a phone interview with the Times‘ Brooks Barnes, Sundance director John Cooper noted that this year, “the documentaries are more comprehensive, with issues examined in an all-encompassing way and not just in microcosm.” Which is also an apt way to describe Lauren’s approach to her documentary work, both in stills and motion. She digs deep and doesn’t settle for easy answers or assumptions.
For more on the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 19 to 29 in Park City, Utah, go here.