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Robert Greene Film Nominated for Sundance Film Festival

Award-winning filmmaker and MU professor Robert Greene is returning to the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival with another nominated film.

On Wednesday, Greene’s latest project, “Bisbee ‘17,” was announced as a feature in the festival’s U.S. documentary competition. The film explores the 100-year-old mass deportation of immigrant minors in a town on the Arizona-Mexico border. Credited as both screenwriter and director, Greene used locals to reenact the town’s painful past in the documentary.

Greene is the filmmaker-in-chief for the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, a center within the Missouri School of Journalism.

 “It’s great to be heading back to Sundance, especially because I’m doing it at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, the School of Journalism and the film studies department, which has been crucial to the process since day one on this film,” Greene said in an interview.
This nomination follows his 2016 Screenwriting Award win at Sundance for “Kate Plays Christine.” In 2014, Greene was named one of the 10 Filmmakers to Watch by The Independent and received a Gotham Awards nomination for “Actress.”

As well as editing more than a dozen features, Greene has written for Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine. Greene’s first book, “Present Tense: Notes on American Nonfiction Cinema”, 1998-2013, was released in 2015.

Screenings for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah from Jan. 18–28, 2018.