Sundance Film Festival 2017

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Cries From Syria Cries From Syria
Cries From Syria and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman
500 Years (Country: Guatemala; Year: 2016; Director: Pamela Yates)
From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, the sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history is told through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society.
World premiere
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk; Stars: Al Gore)
Al Gore continues his crusade to stop climate change.
World premiere
Buena Vista Adios (The Flowers Of Life: Social Club Buena Vista) (Country: US, Cuba; Year: 2017; Director: Lucy Walker; Stars: Omara Portuondo, Jesus 'Aguaje' Ramos, Barbarito Torres, Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal)
A fond farewell chronicling the late-life careers of the Buena Vista Social Club musicians, many of whom have since passed away.
World premiere. Screenings Cancelled
Cries From Syria (Country: US, Syria, Czech Republic; Year: 2017; Director: Evgeny Afineevsky; Stars: Bashar al-Assad, Abdul Basset Saroot, Riad Al-Asaad, Abu Mohammad Al-Julani, Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb, Zaher Al-Saket, Kholoud Helmi, Ghiath Matar, Suzan Matar)
Overview of the conflict in Syria.
World premiere
Give Me Future: Major Lazer In Cuba (Country: US, Cuba; Year: 2017; Director: Austin Peters)
In the spring of 2016, global music sensation Major Lazer performed a free concert in Havana, Cuba — an unprecedented show that drew an audience of almost half a million. This concert documentary evolves into an exploration of youth culture in a country on the precipice of change.
World premiere
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power and Buena Vista Adios
Legion Of Brothers (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Barker)
Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11: Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story and cautionary tale, illuminating the nature and impact of 15 years of constant combat, with unprecedented access to US Special Forces.
World premiere
Oklahoma City (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Barak Goodman)
The bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. This documentary explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement — including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco — led to it.
World premiere
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala; Writer: Deborah Dickson)
A look inside the quiet revolution being led by ordinary people working the land and sea in the US.
World premiere. The New Climate
Take Every Wave (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Rory Kennedy)
This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness — and the cost that comes with it.
World premiere
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story Of Black Colleges and Universities (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Stanley Nelson)
A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries — and path of promise toward the American dream — Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.
World premiere
Give Me Future: Major Lazer In Cuba Give Me Future: Major Lazer In Cuba
Give Me Future: Major Lazer In Cuba and Oklahoma City
This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Barbara Kopple; Stars: Gigi Lazzarato)
Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces he's transitioning into a woman — and invites his YouTube followers along for every moment. It's a story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself.
World premiere
TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset Of All Time (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Banks Tarver, Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson)
In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon offer unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realisation that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.
World premiere
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