Like all other major events at the end of 2022 like the Grammys, the Sundance Film Festival will be postponed due to the current outbreak of the Omicron variant, causing the premiere of Kanye Wests Jeen-Yuhs Documentary premiere put on hold.
The festival organizers announced yesterday (January 5) that the annual event in Park City, Utah, which was originally scheduled for January 20, is now being postponed due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country.
“Despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmission rates across the country is reaching the limits of health security, travel and other infrastructures. That’s why we’re announcing today: The personal Utah elements of the festival will go online this year. “ Read the statement from Sundance.
Netflix has confirmed the premiere of Kanye’s new documentary, directed by Coodie & Chike, which will chronicle the 44-year-old Roc-A-Fella producer’s life for the billionaire hip-hop mogul he is today. “This documentary trilogy, filmed over 20 years, is an intimate and insightful portrait of Kanye West’s experience, depicting both his formative days during his breakthrough and his life today as a global brand and artist.” Netflix announced in a statement.
Though not directly involved in the production of the film, Ye signed the document, which will sell for $ 30 million later that year.