It’s true. After 7 years of work, I’m taking “NUTS!” to Sundance this January to premiere in the US Documentary Competition. Here’s the Wall Street Journalcoverage of the announcement, in which festival director John Cooper said, “the face of the modern documentary is changing, with filmmakers adopting more adventurous techniques such as animation, re-enactments and experimental non-narrative storytelling.” And here’s the New York Times: “keeping with a recent trend in documentary filmmaking, nontraditional, sometimes controversial storytelling techniques will be on full display . . . Penny Lane, for instance, uses animated re-enactments and ‘one seriously unreliable narrator’ to trace the ‘mostly true’ story of a man who found success selling a goat-testicle impotence cure.”

From Sundance, I will fly directly to Rotterdam for the international premiere. You can expect the film to spend a few more months rolling out in film festivals and then make its way to other outlets. I look forward to your response to “NUTS!” wherever you catch it next year.

In other news, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be spending six luxurious weeks as an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony this spring, where I’ll recharge and hopefully get some new projects underway.

Cheers and all good things,
Penny Lane