TULSA, okla. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival announced that selected films will debut in Tulsa.
The Sundance Institute’s annual film festival takes place digitally through a feature-rich online platform created by Sundance and in-person screenings on satellite screens across the country.
Festival goers can gather in virtual waiting rooms, participate in live Q&A, and gather in new environments to interact in a variety of ways.
The festival takes place from January 28th to February 3rd. A selection will be shown in Tulsa’s Circle Cinema and Admiral Twin Drive-In.
Here are the 14 films that are being played in Tulsa:
“Coda”: Thursday, January 28th at 7pm in English and American Sign Language with English subtitles
As a CODA – Deaf Adult Child – Ruby is the only hearing person in her Deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby is torn between her love for music and her fear of leaving her parents. Director: Siân Heder US Dramatic Competition Program
“Strawberry Mansion”: Thursday, January 28th, 8:50 pm
In a world where the government records and taxes dreams, a humble dream checker is drawn into a cosmic journey through the life and dreams of an aging eccentric named Bella. Together they have to find a way back home. Directed by Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley NEXT program
“Rebel Hearts”: Friday, January 29th, 8pm
A group of pioneering nuns bravely oppose the patriarchy of the Catholic Church and fight against an almighty cardinal for their livelihood, their convictions and their equality. From the march in Selma in 1965 to the women’s march in 2018, these women changed our society with their courageous acts of defiance. Directed by Pedro Kos US documentary competition program
“In the earth”: Friday, January 29th, 9:50 pm
As a catastrophic virus hits the planet, a scientist and park scout venture deep into the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night their journey becomes a terrible journey through the heart of darkness as the forest around them comes to life. Contains strobe effects Director: Ben Wheatley Premieres Program
“Ghost Dogs”: Saturday, January 30th, 7 pm (short film screening before the fair)
A family’s new rescue pup is terrorized by dead pets in this mind-boggling horror. Director: Joe Cappa (from Tulsa, Oklahoma – Joe also designs all labels for American Solera) Short film program
“Mass”: Saturday, January 30th, 7 pm
Years after a tragic shooting, the parents of the victim and the perpetrator meet face to face. Directed by Fran Kranz Premieres Program
“Superior”: Saturday, January 30th, 9pm
While on the run, Marian returns to her hometown in upstate New York to hide with her estranged identical twin sister Vivian. Marian struggles to leave the past behind, lies about her return and leaves her sister in the dark until their two worlds begin to collide. Directed by Erin Vassilopoulos US Dramatic Competition Program
“Taming the Garden”: Sunday, January 31st, 6pm Switzerland / Germany / GeorgiaGeorgian / Mingrelian with English subtitles
A poetic ode to the rivalry between man and nature. Director: Program for the Salomé Jashi World Cinema documentary film competition
“Together Together”: Sunday, January 31st, 7:40 pm
When the young loner Anna is hired to replace Matt, a lone man in his forties, the two strangers find that this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of the connection, boundaries, and details of love. Director: Nikole Beck with US Dramatic Competition Program
“Prime Time”: Monday, February 1st, 3 p.m. PolandPolish with English subtitles
On the last day of 1999, 20-year-old Sebastian locks himself in a television studio. He has two hostages, a weapon and an important message for the world. The story of the attack examines the extreme measures and last resort of a rebel. Direction: Jakub PiątekWorld Cinema Dramatic Competition Program
“Living in One Day 2020”: Monday, February 1st, 6:00 pm English and Spanish / Arabic / German / Japanese / Mongolian / Turkish / Russian / Mandarin / Yakut / Italian / Portuguese / French / Indonesian with English subtitles
An extraordinary, intimate global portrait of life on our planet filmed by thousands of people around the world in a single day: July 25, 2020. Presented by YouTube Director: Kevin MacdonaldSpecial Screenings Program
The world premiere of the film will be announced on January 12th: Monday, February 1st, 8 p.m.
“At the Ready”: Tuesday, February 2nd, 6pm in English and Spanish with English subtitles
Students at Horizon High School in El Paso, home to one of the largest law enforcement education programs in the region, are being trained to become police officers and border guards. They discover that the realities of their dream jobs may conflict with the truths and people they care about. Directed by Maisie Crow US documentary competition program
“Night of Kings”: Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:40 pm French / Dyula with English subtitles
A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison on the Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest that is ruled by his prisoners. With the rise of the red moon he is appointed by the boss as the new “Roman” and has to tell the other prisoners a story. Directed by Philippe Lacôte Spotlight Program
Tickets will be available from January 7th. Admiral Twin tickets cost one ticket per vehicle, $ 20 for Circle Cinema members and $ 25 for general admission.
Tickets for performances at the Circle Cinema are $ 10 for Circle Cinema members and $ 15 for general admission per person. To learn more about the films selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and the festival’s film program guide, click here.
All local programs are free and can be viewed online and in person at the Circle Cinema.
For more information, including COVID-19 security logs, please visit Festival.Sundance.org and CircleCinema.org/Sundance.