Sundance Film Festival 2021

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Cryptozoo and R#J
The Blazing World (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Carlson Young; Writer: Pierce Brown, Carlson Young; Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw, Carlson Young, Udo Kier, John Karna, Soko, Liz Mikel, Sophia Bernard, Ace Anderson, Lillie Fink, Josie Fink, Breckyn Hager, Robert H. Lambert, Laurel Day, Bailey Lewis)
Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive.
World premiere
Cryptozoo (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Dash Shaw; Writer: Dash Shaw; Stars: Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Angeliki Papoulia, Zoe Kazan, Peter Stormare, Grace Zabriskie)
As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a Baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a cryptozoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.
World premiere
First Date (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp; Writer: Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp; Stars: Tyson Brown, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Samuel Ademola, Ryan Quinn Adams, Angela Barber, Josh Fesler, Dave Reimer, Leah Finity, Jake Howard, Todd Goble, Samantha Laurenti, Shari Schweigler, Graham Green)
Conned into buying a shady '65 Chrysler, Mike's first date with the girl-next door, Kelsey, implodes as he finds himself targeted by criminals, cops, and a crazy cat lady. A night fuelled by desire, bullets and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park.
Ma Belle, My Beauty (Country: US, France; Year: 2021; Director: Marion Hill; Writer: Marion Hill; Stars: Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon, Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon)
A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers.
World premiere
R#J (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Carey Williams; Writer: Carey Williams, Rickie Castaneda, Alex Sobolev; Stars: Camaron Engels, Francesca Noel, David Zayas, Diego Tinoco, Siddiq Saunderson, Russell Hornsby)
A re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, taking place through their cell phones, in a mash-up of Shakespearean dialogue with current social media communication.
World premiere
Ma Belle, My Beauty Ma Belle, My Beauty
Ma Belle, My Beauty and Son Of Monarchs
Searchers (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Pacho Velez)
In encounters alternately humorous and touching, a diverse set of New Yorkers navigate their preferred dating apps in search of their special someone.
World premiere
Son Of Monarchs (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2020; Director: Alexis Gambis; Writer: Alexis Gambis; Stars: Paulina Gaitan, William Mapother, Tenoch Huerta, Electra Avellan, Alexia Rasmussen, Noé Hernández, Jay Potter, Jarod Lindsey, Juan Ugarte, Angelina Peláez, Emily Keefe, Gabino Rodríguez, Rich Miglio, Gadi Rubin, Gisell Rodriguez)
After his grandmother’s death, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.
World premiere. Winner of Alfred P Sloan Feature Film Prize
Strawberry Mansion (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Kentucker Audley, Albert Birney; Writer: Kentucker Audley, Albert Birney; Stars: Penny Fuller, Kentucker Audley, Grace Glowicki, Reed Birney, Linas Phillips, Constance Shulman)
In a world where the government records and taxes dreams, an unassuming dream auditor gets swept up in a cosmic journey through the life and dreams of an ageing eccentric named Bella. Together, they must find a way back home.
World premiere
We're All Going to The World's Fair (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jane Schoenbrun; Writer: Jane Schoenbrun; Stars: Anna Cobb)
A teenage girl becomes immersed in an online role-playing game.
World premiere

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