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2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

12/01/2021

Park City, UT - The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February 3, 2021. Tickets for these additions are now on sale at festival.sundance.org.

We are delighted to welcome these powerful works into our program, said Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, In a year where our Festival already exemplifies the vanguard of bold, visionary storytelling from around the world, they help further expand our boundaries.

The latest films confirmed to join the 2021 Sundance Film Festival slate are:

PREMIERES SECTION

Judas and the Black Messiah / U.S.A. (Director: Shaka King, Screenwriters: Will Berson, Shaka King, Producers: Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King, Shaka King) - FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther party when J. Edgar Hoover fears charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton will emerge as a Black Messiah. O'Neal lives in fear of discovery and cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Lil Rel Howery, Martin Sheen. World Premiere

Judas and the Black Messiah will premiere on Monday, February 1 at 6:00pm Mountain Time on the digital platform, and will also play at the following Satellite Screens:

THE PLAZA THEATER PRESENTED BY ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY

1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306

DAD'S GARAGE DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY

569 Ezzard St SE , Atlanta, GA, 30312

JOURDAN-BACHMAN PIONEER FARMS PRESENTED BY AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX, 78754

SIDEWALK DRIVE-IN

1801 1st Ave. N. , Birmingham, AL, 35203

SIDEWALK FILM CENTER AND CINEMA

1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, 35203

SPOTLIGHT CINEMAS CAPITAL 8 PRESENTED BY THE LUMINAL THEATER

201 Columbia Mall Blvd, Suite 211, Columbia, SC, 29223

THE TEXAS THEATRE PRESENTED BY AVIATION CINEMAS

231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75208

MOONSTRUCK DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS SOCIETY

100 Bringhurst St, Houston, TX, 77020

FILMSCENE AT THE CHAUNCEY

404 E. College St, #100, Iowa City, IA, 52240

THE SPEED ART MUSEUM

2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY, 40208

MALCO SUMMER DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY INDIE MEMPHIS

5310 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN, 38122

RIVERVIEW THEATER PRESENTED BY FILMNORTH

3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

BELCOURT DRIVE-IN

2102 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN, 37212

THE LOFT OPEN AIR CINEMA

3233 East Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85716

ADMIRAL TWIN DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY CIRCLE CINEMA

7355 E Easton St, Tulsa, OK, 74115

CIRCLE CINEMA

10 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74104

STARLITE DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY MAMA.FILM

3900 S Hydraulic Ave, Wichita, KS, 67216

WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SECTION

Captains of Zaatari / Egypt (Director and Producer: Ali El Arabi) - Mahmoud and Fawzi, two best friends trapped in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, dream of becoming professional football players. When a world renowned sports academy scout visits the camp, both have a chance to make their dreams come true. World Premiere

Captains of Zaatari will premiere on Sunday, January 31 at 6:00pm Mountain Time on the Festival's digital platform.

With today's stats, the program includes 73 feature-length films, representing 30 countries and 39 first-time feature filmmakers. 14 films and projects announced today were supported by Sundance Institute in development, through direct granting or residency Labs. 68 of the Festival's feature films, or 93% of the lineup announced today, will be world premieres. These films were selected from 14,092 submissions including 3,500 feature-length films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,377 were from the U.S. and 2,132 were international. Director demographics are available in an editor's note below.

The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On The Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Wont You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, Brooklyn, Precious, The Cove, Little Miss Sunshine, An Inconvenient Truth, Napoleon Dynamite, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reservoir Dogs and sex, lies, and videotape. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute. 2021 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors - Acura, SundanceTV, Chase Sapphire, Adobe; Leadership Sponsors - Amazon Studios, AT&T, DoorDash, Dropbox, Netflix, Omnicom Group, Southwest Airlines , WarnerMedia; Sustaining Sponsors - AMC, Audible, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Dell Technologies, Documentary Plus, GEICO, IMDbPro, Stella Artois , Unity Technologies, University of Utah Health, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Zoom; Media Sponsors - The Atlantic, IndieWire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The New York Times, Variety, Vulture, The Wall Street Journal. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival's costs and sustain the Institutes year-round programs for independent artists. sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of independent stories for the stage and screen, the nonprofit Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, film composing, and digital media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institutes signature Labs, granting, and
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