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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Stephen Karam’s The Humans

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Stephen Karam’s The Humans

Production on Stephen Karam‘s move into film directing via his own one-act play of the same name, the A24 folks got behind the project featuring the likes of Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer and Steven Yeun. For The Humans, Karam worked with cinematographer Lol Crawley (The Devil All the Time) on a pic that’ll feature the great indoors. Karam wrote the film adaptation for The Seagull.

Gist: This follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

Production Co./Producers: Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland


U.S. Distributor: A24.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

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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