Sundance sets lineup with Taylor Swift, ‘Tesla,’ ‘Downhill’

A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film “Force Majeure" and Benh Zeitlin's long-awaited follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild" are set to premiere.

Programmers for the preeminent showcase for independent cinema, founded by Robert Redford and set annually in the mountains of Park City, Utah, announced the lion share of the lineup for its 2020 edition on Wednesday.

The 118 feature-length films, culled from a record 15,100 submissions, come from 27 countries and include 44 first-time filmmakers.