IN THE SAME BREATH Thu, Jan 28 8:00pm
Acclaimed filmmaker Nanfu Wang navigates the origin and spread of COVID-19 from Wuhan to the United States through a lens both personal and geopolitical in scale.
HOMEROOM Fri, Jan 29 3:00pm 3:30pm
A revealing, outspoken coming-of-age story of the students of Oakland High School’s class of 2020.
HOMEROOM – PRODUCE IOWA Fri, Jan 29 4:00pm
This raffle screening is open to registered Iowa filmmakers and crew members with the Produce Iowa Media Production Directory.
REBEL HEARTS Fri, Jan 29 8:00pm 9:00pm
Rebel Hearts reveals one of the biggest religious showdowns of the twentieth century, which pitted a delightfully nonconforming group of feminist nuns against a powerful patriarchy insistent on female subservience.
MASS Sat, Jan 30 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm
Years after a tragedy, two sets of parents are finally ready to talk in attempt to move forward.
R#J Sat, Jan 30 8:00pm 8:30pm
In fair Verona, a war as old as time is brewing – but it’s being captured in a new way. Montague and Capulet Gen Zers are using their cell phones to document the eruptions of violence plaguing their communities.
CUSP Sun, Jan 31 2:30pm 3:00pm
Cusp chronicles one formative year of teenage life for three friends in a Texas town. *Contains discussions of sexual violence.
MAYDAY Sun, Jan 31 7:30pm 8:00pm
A feminist fever dream and an ambitious reimagining of a war film, Mayday detonates expectations to question where empowerment truly lies.
Selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival will be presented by FilmScene and the Sundance Institute with Acura, SundanceTV, Chase Sapphire and Adobe with the support of Produce Iowa.
Date and Location
A limited number of festival screenings will take place Thursday, January 28—Monday, February 1 at FilmScene at The Chauncey.
Limited tickets will be available in two ways. Members and the general public can purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to book the theater with a limited guest list of their choosing.
Raffle Tickets on Sale
For members Thursday, January 14, 10:00am.
For non-members Friday, January 15, 10:00am.
Each screening has 40 raffle tickets available, with a limit of one raffle ticket per person per screening. FilmScene will draw raffle winners for ALL screenings and showtimes on Thursday, January 21 at 10am. Winners will be drawn in chronological order for showtimes, and will only be able to win one raffle screening.
A significant number of screenings will be presented in partnership with local community groups.
Capacity and Safety
Seating capacity will be limited based on maintaining 6ft distancing between attendees and adhering to all applicable national, state and local regulations. FilmScene has developed a detailed plan for presenting films safely in theater including mandatory mask policies and extensive cleaning and safety protocols.
FilmScene has worked closely with the programming team at Sundance Film Festival to curate a selection of films that will speak to the interests of our audience, but also encourage viewers to explore something new and unexpected. In collaboration with the Festival, films have been hand picked based on their themes, origins or messages. The FilmScene team will be going on this curatorial journey with our audience – discovering new voices, welcoming different ideas, and considering diverse perspectives right alongside our patrons.
All films selected for the Sundance Film Festival will be available in an online portal with access available directly from the Festival through paid admission. Additional beyond film content will be available through the Festival Village platform, a free-for-all portal to a wide range of events, programming, and offerings to complement and enrich the official program.