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You can now watch Cat Person—among other literary adaptations at Sundance—online.

Eliza Smith

January 23, 2023, 2:17pm

If you’ve ever dreamed of being cool enough to go to Sundance (same), I’ve got good news for you: you can buy tickets for virtual screenings for only $20 a pop! This year’s fest has an enticing lineup, as always, but we’re a website about books, so we recommend the following literary adaptations (and lit-adjacent films).

Films will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. MT tomorrow, and you can start your screening at any time until 11:55 p.m. MT on January 29th. Buy your tickets here, and happy streaming!

Cat Person
Based on: Kristen Roupenian’s viral short story “Cat Person” 


Based on: Adrian Tomine’s 2009 graphic novel, Shortcomings

The Disapperance of Shera Hite

The Disappearance of Shere Hite
Based on: 
Shere Hite’s 2004 book on female sexuality, The Hite Report, as well as archives and Hite’s personal journals

Amazing Maurice

The Amazing Maurice
Based on: Terry Pratchett’s 2008 book, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

A few adaptations that aren’t streaming during the festival, but we’re excited to see down the road:


Based on: Ottessa Moshfegh’s 2016 novel, Eileen


Based on: Alysia Abbott’s 2014 memoir,Fairyland

you hurt my feelings

You Hurt My Feelings
Based on: Not an adaptation, but it’s about a novelist whose marriage is upended over her husband’s reaction to her latest book (yikes!)

Judy Blume Forever

Judy Blume Forever
Based on: The career of fan favorite Judy Blume

landscape with invisible hand

Landscape with Invisible Hand
Based on: M.T. Anderson’s 2019 novel, 
Landscape with Invisible Hand

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