Malia Obama at Sundance: A Fledgling Filmmaker Makes Her Debut

January 27, 2024

If you’re a celebrity seeking to rebrand, the Sundance Film Festival can offer a useful assist. This year’s big rebrand was so skillfully executed that many people I ran into here at Sundance didn’t even know it had happened at all. If they had, we might have gotten a mob scene at one of the typically sedate short-film showcases, where an 18-minute project called “The Heart” premiered from a fledgling filmmaker credited as Malia Ann, though she’s much better known as Malia Obama, the daughter of the former president. So if you make a bad film, it will follow you around.”That’s not a fate likely to befall “The Heart,” a well-shot and spare debut. At the very least, there’s no need to speculate about the final names on the special-thanks list, who are listed simply as “my parents and my sister.”The post Malia Obama at Sundance: A Fledgling Filmmaker Makes Her Debut appeared first on New York Times.