How The Youth Took Over The 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Photo by @kiersey.

Every January, the Sundance Film Festival marks the celebration of groundbreaking independent storytelling, with feature films competing for prizes and distributors. This year, the festival showcased some of the most highly anticipated films that are sure to be the critical darlings of 2018—and it seems that one of the takeaways from this year’s lineup is that Sundance is obsessed with youth culture, from John Legend’s adaptation of the young adult novel Monster to director Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a film about queer youth being forced into conversion therapy and starring Sasha Lane and Chloë Grace Moretz. The burgeoning screen stars Hari Nef and Maude Apatow also joined the crew of young talent on the rise at the biggest film festival in Park City, Utah, to promote their teen thriller Assassination Nation, along with Maia Mitchell and Lovie Simone.

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Kiersey Clemons sipped on some coffee at Sundance while promoting Hearts Beat Loud.

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Chloë Grace Moretz promoted her new film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, but also protested at the Respect Rally in honor of Time’s Up and Women’s March anniversary protests.

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Sasha Lane took a break in the snow during the promotion of The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

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Maude Apatow posed with an iced coffee in the snow.

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Hari Nef promoted her new film Assassination Nation.

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Maia Mitchell posed with her Never Goin’ Back cast mates.

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Diplo prepared for his Sundance performance by posing with a sled.

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Naomi Watts with Ophelia director Claire McCarthy.

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Emmy Rossum, Domhnall Gleeson and the cast of A Stupid And Futile Gesture.

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John Legend brought his daughter Luna with him to Sundance this year.

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Lovie Simone had some fun in between promoting Monster, a film based on the young adult novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers.

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Jay Ellis and the cast of A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.

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Tom Felton met up with his mom at the Sundance Film Festival.