Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: FLEE

Coming to theatres today, Friday, December 3:
FLEE

Director:
Jonas Poher Rasmussen

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Telluride, Toronto, New York, Karlovy Vary, Visions du Reel, ZagrebDox, Camden, Docs Against Gravity, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Göteborg, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Nordisk Panorama, Zurich, Busan, Reykjavik, El Gouna

About:
The affecting story of a former refugee who must confront the traumas of his past to move forward with his life.

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: TRY HARDER!

Coming to theatres this Friday, December 3:
TRY HARDER!

Director:
Debbie Lum

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, AFI Docs, Full Frame, CAAMFest, Milwaukee, Provincetown, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Philadelphia, Virginia

About:
The graduating class of a competitive San Francisco High School is followed through its harrowing college application process.

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: CUSP

Coming to Showtime today, Friday, November 26:
CUSP

Director:
Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Camden, AFI Docs, Stockholm

About:
An intimate chronicle of the lives of three teenage girls in a Texas military town.

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: WRITING WITH FIRE

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 26:
WRITING WITH FIRE

Director:
Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, RIDM, BlackStar, Guadalajara, DocsMX, Double Exposure, Sydney, Yamagata Doc, Ambulante, Denver, San Diego Asian, Hawaii, Bergen, San Francisco, Krakow, Seattle, Thessaloniki Doc, One World, Shanghai

About:
A chronicle of the trailblazing work of India’s only news outlet run by Dalit women–once known as “untouchable.”

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: CAPTAINS OF ZAATARI

Coming to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, November 19:
CAPTAINS OF ZAATARI

Director:
Ali El Arabi

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel, DMZ Docs, San Francisco, Seattle, Moscow, Melbourne, El Gouna, Docslisboa

About:
Teenage best friends share soccer dreams while living in the titular Syrian refugee camp.

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Streaming: SABAYA

Coming to Paramount+ today, Monday, November 15:
SABAYA

Director:
Hogir Hirori

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, CPH:DOX, True/False, Docaviv, Hong Kong, Moscow, Melbourne

About:
An immersion into dangerous efforts to rescue Yazidi women and girls from their horrific fate as ISIS sex slaves.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: CUSP

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 12:
CUSP

Director:
Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Camden, AFI Docs, Stockholm

About:
An intimate chronicle of the lives of three teenage girls in a Texas military town.

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: AT THE READY

Coming to theatres and to VOD today, Friday, October 22:
AT THE READY

Director:
Maisie Crow

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Cleveland, Atlanta, Maryland, Dallas, Milwaukee

About:
Latinx teens in El Paso contemplate careers in border patrol and law enforcement against the backdrop of increasing xenophobia.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5:
RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Director:
Mariem Pérez Riera

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta, Sarasota, Tribeca, Provincetown

About:
A profile of the pioneering, EGOT-winning star of stage and screen.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Streaming: MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY

Coming to Amazon Prime Video today, Friday, October 1:
MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY

Director:
Betsy West, Julie Cohen

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Full Frame, Sheffield, Doc10, Provincetown, AFI Docs, Outfest

About:
A profile a long unheralded legal pioneer.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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