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Kanye West Documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Highlights Sundance 2022 Lineup

Last updated: December 18, 2021

More than twenty years in the making, the highly anticipated Kanye West documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy from Netflix leads the lineup of feature films set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 20-30 in Park City, Utah.

Netflix describes the documentary as “an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist.”

Here is your first look at the documentary, which offers a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage from the captivating artist and Chicago native…

The massive 270-minute project was directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah. The duo — who make films under the professional name “Coodie and Chike” — directed West’s debut 2003 music video “Through the Wire.” They have been stockpiling behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper ever since, according to Rolling Stone.

Netflix also offered a conversation with Coodie and Chike centering on their journey with jeen-yuhs, which you can watch here. The Sundance World Premiere is expected to be followed by a streaming debut on Netflix soon thereafter…

Last but not least, take a nostalgic trip back to 2003 and revisit the award-winning music video “Through the Wire” that started the entire collaboration between West and the directorial duo…

As for the rest of the Sundance slate

Sundance will present a hybrid experience of in-person events and online screenings. The festival released much of its roster on Thursday, including 82 feature films.

As you might expect, a glance through the rest of the Sundance 2022 lineup offers a wealth of starpower. Notables include Star Wars frontman John Boyega, Dakota Johnson, the inimitable Regina Hall, Julianne Moore, Aubrey Plaza, and Oscar winner Emma Thompson.

Of the announced films, 52% were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as women. 35% were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as people of color. The 2022 lineup was selected from 14,849 submissions, including 3,762 feature-length films.

Click here for the Sundance 2022 lineup.

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