A huge congratulations to our ten clients who have been selected to participate in this year’s festival. We are tremendously honored to work with these amazing filmmakers and are glad they are receiving the recognition they deserve. See below the list of all ten projects:
A Glitch in the Matrix
Director: Rodney Ascher
Producer: Ross M. Dinerstein
A multi-media exploration of simulation theory – an idea as old as Plato’s Republic and as current as Elon Musk’s Twitter feed – through the eyes of those who suspect our world isn’t real. Part sci-fi mind-scrambler, part horror story, this is a digital journey to the limits of radical doubt.
All Light, Everywhere
Director: Theo Anthony
Producers: Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Jonna McKone)
An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Director: James Redford
Producers: Karen Pritzker, Cassandra Jabola
Amy Tan has established herself as one of America’s most respected literary voices. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, it would be decades before the author of The Joy Luck Club would fully understand the inherited trauma rooted in the legacies of women who survived the Chinese tradition of concubinage.
Bring Your Own Brigade
Director and Screenwriter: Lucy Walker
Producers: Lucy Walker, Julian Cautherley, Holly Becker, Lyn Lear
A character-driven vérité and revelatory investigation takes us on a journey embedded with firefighters and residents on a mission to understand the causes of historically large wildfires and how to survive them, discovering that the solution has been here all along.
Directors: Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt
Producers: Zachary Luke Kislevitz, Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt
In a Texas military town, three teenage girls confront the dark corners of adolescence at the end of a fever dream summer.
Director: Peter Nicks
Producers: Peter Nicks, Sean Havey
Following the class of 2020 at Oakland High School in a year marked by seismic change, exploring the emotional world of teenagers coming of age against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world.
In The Same Breath
Director: Nanfu Wang
Producers: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic coverups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of firsthand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the U.S.
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Producers: David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost – until now.
Director: Sierra Pettengill
Screenwriters: Daniel Garber, Sierra Pettengill
Told entirely through archival material, tracing Harlon Carter, considered the “father of the modern NRA,” across the decades, revealing the links between the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Border Patrol, and gun culture.
When We Were Bullies
Director and Screenwriter: Jay Rosenblatt
A mind-boggling “coincidence” leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class – and fifth grade teacher – to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident fifty years ago.
This year’s festival will take place from January 28 to February 3, 2021. Screenings are being held at the Ray Theatre in Park City, online, as well as on screens and drive-ins in 24 states and territories across the country. Click here to get more information on these films and where you can watch them.