New Harvey Weinstein Documentary Stirs Controversy At Sundance Film Festival
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sundance Film Festival has been quite eventful in the era of the #MeToo movement, with two new documentaries at the festival stirring up controversy and contention.
The outlet claims that the new film, Untouchable, created by Ursula Macfarlane, made its premiere on the 25th of January. Interestingly, the Sundance Film Festival, at one time, was considered to be Harvey's stomping ground.
The British filmmaker claims she never actually met Harvey Weinstein but was fascinated by the way in which people knew about his behavior for years but nobody ever said anything about him. As it was previously reported, Harvey Weinstein has been accused of harassment, assault, and even rape by many women.
In an interview, she said, "the more I read about him and his particular story, I just felt how did he get away with it? Like, this is monumental." The new documentary features even more allegations, including from one woman named Hope Exiner d'Amore, who was once enrolled at the University of Buffalo.
Paz de la Huerta, as well, spoke candidly on camera. Formerly, Paz was one of the key women to accuse Harvey of rape. Macfarlane says to the cameras that it was quite difficult for many of these women to come forward and tell their stories.
Macfarlane added that they came to the studio with coffee cups in their hand, despite it being difficult because they knew it was the right thing to do, at the end of the day.
The documentarians reached out to Harvey Weinstein and asked him if he would do an interview for the film, but they received no response. Macfarlane adds that it would've been very fascinating to hear what Harvey has to say, but unfortunately, he and his legal team never officially responded.
This marks the third documentary to hit the headlines lately, following the release of the massively controversial Lifetime series, Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland, and now, Untouchable. The response from Michael Jackson fans as a consequence of Leaving Neverland has been far more skeptical, however.