Coda: Preview–Sundance Film Fest 2021

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‘Eight For Silver’

Eight for Silver
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‘Eight for Silver’

DIRECTOR Sean Ellis

STARS Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie

A werewolf story, Silver is one of the festival’s few genre items. This Gothic horror is set in the 1800s in a remote country village, where a man is sent to investigate wild animal attacks.

‘John and the Hole’

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DIRECTOR Pascual Sisto

STARS Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle, and Taissa Farmiga

The psychological thriller (official Cannes selection) is penned by one of the writers of the Oscar winning Birdman (Nicolas Giácobone).

It centers on a kid who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground.

‘Mass’

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‘Mass’

DIRECTOR Fran Kranz

CAST Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney

This drama offers an acting showcase for the four leads, who play two sets of parents coming together years after a tragic school shooting, in which one of their children was the victim and the other was the shooter.

‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’

My Name is Pauli Murray
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DIRECTORS Betsy West and Julie Cohen

The directing team behind the Oscar-nominated RBG is back with a portrait about lesser-known legal hero Murray, a nonbinary Black lawyer who argued for civil rights and women’s rights, whose work inspired Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.

Participant, which made RBG and John Lewis: Good Trouble, is behind the doc.

‘On The Count of Three’

On the Count of Three
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DIRECTOR Jerrod Carmichael

CAST Carmichael, Christopher Abbott

The acclaimed comedian’s first major onscreen role since The Carmichael Show is his directorial debut. The frenetic black comedy occurs when two best friends plan to end their lives.

Tiffany Haddish, J.B. Smoove and Henry Winkler are in the cast.

‘One for the Road’

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‘One for the Road’

DIRECTOR Baz Poonpiriya

STARS Tor Thanapob, Ice Natara

Wong Kar-wai produced this world dramatic competition selection, a Thai road movie about estranged friends who come together to fulfill a bucket list after one is diagnosed with cancer.

‘Searchers’

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‘Searchers’

DIRECTOR Pacho Velez

This documentary follows a diverse group of New Yorkers (including the filmmaker) as they navigate various dating apps.

‘Summer of Soul’

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‘Summer of Soul’

DIRECTOR Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

This music documentary from the Roots co-founder is about 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival (aka Black Woodstock) that saw performances from Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder.

The day-one premiere used 40 hours of never-seen-before footage.

‘Wild Indian’

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‘Wild Indian’

DIRECTOR Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.

STARS Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer

An alum of the Sundance Labs and recipient of the Native Producer Fellowship, Corbine makes his feature debut with this crime thriller about two men forced to confront their cover-up of the murder of a classmate.

Jesse Eisenberg and Kate Bosworth also star.