25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist'
Pierre Verdy23/25

'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist'

You don't get punk – the music, the ethos, the culture and its ripple effects – without Vivienne Westwood. The fashion designer was at the ground zero of the movement when England's dreaming turned into a bona fide disruptive phenomenon; she virtually created the spirit-of-'77 look (torn garments, spiky hair, permanent sneer) that's associated with U.K.'s first wave and later brought her subversive ideas to the haute couture runways. Filmmaker Lorna Tucker dives into Westwood's legacy and eventual embrace from the snooty fashion world, but never mind the usual trapped-in-amber tributes; the doc also looks into how the 76-year-old provocateur is still calling the shots on her collections, protesting environmental neglect and giving the patriarchy a two-fingered salute. Every word in that subtitle is earned.

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