July 26th - August 8th
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to 70s era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature, and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature, and her time teaching at Princeton University.Read more
July 26th - August 8th
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.
The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Debra Granik, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.
U.S.A. (director: Stefanie Abel Horowitz / screenwriters: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento) — Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.
Canada (director & screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich) — The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.
U.S.A. (director: Nikyatu Jusu / screenwriters: Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams) — Valentina, a day-walking, black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.
Estonia, Hong Kong (director & screenwriter: Äggie Pak Yee Lee) — In an art museum, we learn — from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously, and sincerely.
U.S.A. (director & screenwriter: Christopher Good) — Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.
U.S.A. (director & screenwriter: Robert Machoian) — A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.
Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden (director & screenwriter: Meryam Joobeur) — When a hardened Tunisian shepherd's son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.Read more
August 2nd - 8th
Dazed and numb, Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. A demonic entity, inhabiting her schoolmate Nora, follows her, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves.
Comparisons do not come easy with Luz, an arresting first feature from German writer-director Tilman Singer that is equal measures demonic-possession thriller, experiment in formalist rigor, and flummoxing narrative puzzle-box. Done, almost incredibly, as a film studies thesis project, this modestly scaled yet slick and conceptually audacious enterprise commands attention. At the very least, it’s an auspicious debut. Don't miss this one!Read more
August 18th, 21st, & 24th
Exclusive 50th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release of the Peanuts Classic
In the first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, and the doubtful and openly-honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.
Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music / Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure. This is the first time it will be presented in the theater since its release in 1969.Read more