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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Kirby Dick’s Untitled Campus Assaults Project

The list of Kirby Dick signed films that have made it into the festival date back to 1997s’ Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist and since then the assembly line has churned out Chain Camera, Derrida, Twist of Faith, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Outrage and most recently, The Invisible War. His latest, promises to be another distress call. Going by workshop titles of “The Campus Project” and “Campus Assaults”, this received coin and was part of the 2013 Sundance Documentary Film Grant and 2013 Catalyst Weekend. Three weeks back, and certainly in lieu of the upcoming festival, RADiUS and CNN Films teamed for a pick-up: a theatrical run in 2015, followed by broadcast on CNN.

Gist: Undergraduate assault survivors fight to pursue education and justice in this groundbreaking project that exposes the epidemic of rape on U.S. campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and families.

Production Co./Producers: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering.

Prediction: U.S. Documentary Competition.

U.S. Distributor: RADiUS. TBD (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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