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Sundance Film Festival 2020 to Open With Netflix Doc ‘Taylor Swift: Miss Americana’

Taylor Swift is prepared to give individuals a glimpse into her life in her upcoming Netflix authentic documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, set to debut on the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2020, the streaming service introduced Wednesday. 

The new doc, directed by Emmy winner Lana Wilson and produced by Academy Award winner Morgan Nevill, is described as a “raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time.” Throughout the documentary, the viewers will get an inside have a look at the singer’s “transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.” 

Academy Award winner Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), Academy Award winner Caitrin Rogers (20 Feet From Stardom, The Music of Strangers), and Christine O’Malley (Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A.) will function producers. The documentary is a Tremolo Production.

News of the documentary arrives weeks after Swift spoke out towards Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, alleging that they declined using her older music and efficiency footage for the Netflix documentary, a venture that had but to be introduced on the time. “There is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film,” Swift famous on the time. She had additionally added that Braun and Borchetta had each refused to enable her to carry out her catalog of songs for her efficiency on the American Music Awards the place she obtained the Artist of the Decade Award. 

Taking to Twitter final month to clarify “what’s been going on,” Swift revealed that she initially deliberate to carry out a medley of her hits onstage, however Borchetta and Braun “claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.”

Swift then shared that Borchetta knowledgeable her group that she will be able to use her music provided that she agrees to their situations, which embrace that she could “not re-record copycat versions” of her songs subsequent yr and to “stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.” Though the singer’s ex-record label supplied a licensing deal, granting Swift permission to carry out her catalog onstage, the circumstances surrounding the utilization of her music within the upcoming documentary proceed to stay unknown. 

Swift made a refined reference to the current drama whereas opening her AMA’s efficiency by singing “The Man.” Seemingly making a press release, the singer wearing a white outfit that featured the names of her six earlier studio albums in black block lettering — replicating that of a jail uniform and font. Swift was then joined by younger ladies donning the identical white outfit together with her album titles whereas dancing alongside her. Swift continued her efficiency by singing her hit songs, “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake it Off” and “Lover.” 

Despite the drama surrounding her catalog of music, Swift has had fairly the profitable yr. The singer launched her seventh album, Lover in August — the album includes a track titled “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince,” related to the title of the Netflix documentary — was not too long ago named one in all People Magazine’s People of the Year and is about to star within the upcoming movie adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats, set to hit theaters Dec. 20. 

The singer is acknowledged as some of the profitable feminine artists after debuting as a rustic music singer on the age of 15 earlier than transitioning to the pop style. Known for being notoriously non-public — the singer has been quietly courting The Favourite actor Joe Alwyn for 3 years — the documentary will mark the primary time the singer will supply an inside glimpse into her life, which she hinted throughout her AMA’s acceptance speech has been slightly troublesome previously yr.

“The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I’ve gone through in my life. Not a lot of them are things that haven’t been public,” Swift stated throughout her third acceptance speech of the night time.

The documentary will even arrive shortly after the singer’s 30th birthday on Dec. 13.

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana will premiere on the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2020 and will likely be launched globally on Netflix early subsequent yr. The documentary joins a female-powered lineup for the pageant, introduced Wednesday.

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