2021 Sundance Docs in Focus (Recap)

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival begins today, Thursday, January 28, and runs through Sunday, February 3, screening online and at select in-person satellite venues throughout the US.

To catch up with the festival’s doc programming, here are links to my series of 2021 Sundance documentary profiles, divided by festival section:

US Documentary Competition

AILEY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jack Mitchell
ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Corey Hughes.
AT THE READY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
CUSP | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
HOMEROOM | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Sean Havey
REBEL HEARTS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles
RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Mass Distraction Media
TRY HARDER! | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lou Nakasako
USERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Natalia Almada

World Cinema Documentary Competition

CAPTAINS OF ZAATARI | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
FAYA DAYI | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jessica Beshir
FLEE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
MISHA AND THE WOLVES | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Mario Tursi
PLAYING WITH SHARKS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
PRESIDENT | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
SABAYA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lolav Media/Ginestra Film
TAMING THE GARDEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
WRITING WITH FIRE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Black Ticket Films

Premieres

AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by KPJR Films
BRING YOUR OWN BRIGADE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lucy Walker
IN THE SAME BREATH | Courtesy of Sundance Institute
MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Pauli Murray Foundation
PHILLY DA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Yoni Brook
THE SPARKS BROTHERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jake Polonsky
STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Luke Geissbühler

NEXT

SEARCHERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Asterlight

Midnight

A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Screenings

LIFE IN A DAY 2020 | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Indie Series Program

SEEDS OF DECEIT | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Sjors Mosman and Kevin Vidal

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