Sundance Film Festival 2021’s January event releases its Documentary premiere lineup. It contains 13 documentaries scheduled for a world premiere that will highlight far reaching subjects directed by well known filmmakers. Previous films in this category include The Hunting Ground, Ask Dr.Ruth, RBG and An Inconvenient Sequel.
Documentary Premieres in Sundance Festival 2021
Director and screenwriter: Catherine Gund
Storyline: A masterpiece painting sold by Anges Gund (a philanthropist) explore the complexities of race, justice and art.
Director: Ryan White
Storyline: A crime investigation thriller following Kim Jong-nam’s assasination with a firm doubt about the killers being trained or part of North Korean conspiracy.
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
Director: Sam Feder
Storyline: A clear investigation that highlights America’s perspectives about the transgendered community in regard of Hollywood’s influencencial stories.
Director: Bryan Fogel
Storyline: A murder mystery of Washington’s journalist, Jamal Khashoggi leads to exposure of a cover up conspiracy unveiled by his fiancée and worldwide opposers.
Directors: James D. Stern, Fernando Villena
Storyline: August Wilson monologue competition is a platform that helps more than a thousand high school individuals each year to find their inner voice leading them to a bigger platform like Broadway.
Country: U.S.A., Ireland, Canada
Director: Alison Ellwood
Storyline: Revolves around the story of a first ever all female band which reached the popularity skies and ended up making history.
Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren & Stimpy Story
Directors and Screenwriters: Ron Cicero, Kimo Easterwood
Storyline: An analysis of the Ren & Stimpy – an animated series – via interviews from the cast, behind the scenes and archived footage.
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind
Director: Laurent Bouzereau,
Storyline: An insight to Natalie Wood’s career and life, accomplishments and failures through her daughter’s eyes.
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana
Director: Lana Wilson
Storyline: A glimpse of Taylor’s Life behind the stage, which examines her personality and transformation from a singer into a powerful voice.
Okavango: River of Dreams (Director’s Cut)
Directors and Producers: Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert, Ivo Filatsch
A Dante comedy that focuses on the planet’s greatest river system.
Director: Ron Howard
Storyline: The aftermath of restoring the California community after a massive wildfire tragedy back in November 2018.
The Social Dilemma
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Storyline: Technology wizards have masterminded a new form of capitalism, and humanity is now the raw resource feeding the machine.
Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Film
Director: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Storyline: A personal fight of a rape victim as she accuses a powerful musician of the deed, exploring the complexities of survivors in a community.
Country: Germany, Mexico
Director and Producer: Ai Weiwei
Storyline: The emotional turmoil and the dilemma faced by the families of the deceased students after the attack on Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College back in 2014.