Congratulations to Director, Susan Saladoff, for the selection of her documentary to the Sundance Film Festival. Her movie, "Hot Coffee", follows subjects whose lives have been devastated by an inability to access the courts. The movie hopes to use the documentary film forum as a vehicle for presenting alternative ideas to the public.
Hot Coffee begins by examining the infamous McDonald's hot coffee burn case from years ago because most people believe they know the facts and results of that case (though these individuals are often proven wrong). The documentary then expounds on how corporate America used this case to launch a public relations campaign to convince the public that we have out of control juries, too many frivolous lawsuits and a civil justice system that needs reforming.
Hot Coffee was one of 16 U.S. documentaries selected out of 841 submissions. Hot Coffee will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT during its run from January 20-30, 2011.