Coming to Paramount+ today, Tuesday, May 17: BLACK GOLD
Director: Gabrielle Schonder, Zach Heinzerling
World Premiere: Theatrical release (May 2022)
About: The story of the cover-up of the century, in which a boss atop the trillion-dollar oil industry discovered a shocking truth 40 years ago, created a black ops conspiracy to hide the evidence, and stopped at nothing to keep the money flowing as the world burned.
About: Returning to its regular May berth after a delayed-then-cancelled 2020 edition and a July 2021 edition, the premier film event offers approximately 80 new features, with docs once again making up less than a quarter of the slate, while its parallel sidebars present just two works of nonfiction out of more than 30 features.
Select Festivals: Trento, Washington DC Environmental
About: In the furthest reaches of the Navajo Nation, at the most remote high school in the continental US, three Indigenous students maneuver through the vagaries of adolescence in hopes of realizing their dreams for the future.