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Boots Riley to receive Sundance Vanguard Award as Next Fest goes on hiatus

Boots Riley to receive Sundance Vanguard Award as Next Fest goes on hiatus

Sundance Institute will present its Vanguard Award to Boots Riley as part of its summer fundraiser on June 14 in an event at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, including the local premiere of “Sorry to Bother You.” Written and directed by Riley, a musician making his feature film debut, the film is an absurdist satire with an ensemble cast including Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer and Steven Yeun.

Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Damien Chazelle and Ryan Coogler....

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