Many of the films at the Sundance Film Festival break the "barrier" of independent production to become serious contenders for next year's award season
There are many examples, from Hannah and Her Sisters, Woody Allen, Boyhood, Richard Linklater, and Run!, by Jordan Peele. It will not be surprising if, in 2021, Shirley, by Josephine Decker, with Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg, gets nominations for the main industry awards, especially for the performance of the two actors.
The film follows the arrival of a young couple (Odessa Young plays Rose, the true protagonist of the story; and Logan Lerman is Fred) at the home of writer Shirley Jackson (Moss) and her husband, university professor Stanley Hyman (vigorously played by Stuhlbarg), in the middle of the 1950's.
Shirley Jackson did exist: her novels became cult classics of American horror, although the definition didn't appeal to her.
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