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Release Rundown: What to Watch in September, From ‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’ to ‘El Planeta’

Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the team behind the Oscar-nominated film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, bring another trailblazing personality to light this fall.
My Name Is Pauli Murray, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, is one of eight Sundance-supported gems opening to wider audiences in the United States this September. The pair’s previous project, RBG, played the Festival in 2018.

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Release Rundown: Sundance Films to Watch in August, from ‘CODA’ to ‘Bring Your Own Brigade’

Even before the 2021 Sundance Film Festival had ended, before the final screening had screened and all the awards bestowed, CODA, Sian Heder’s heartfelt film about a spunky teenager who is the only hearing member of her family, achieved crowd-pleaser status.

Following CODA’s online premiere, Variety pronounced it an “emotional knockout.” Hollywood Reporter called it a “radiant, deeply satisfying heartwarmer.

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Release Rundown: What to Watch in July, from “Summer Of Soul” to “Summertime”

ICYMI, the Sundance Institute teamed up with TheFutureParty recently to launch Club Cinema, a new series on Clubhouse where audiences are invited to hear directly from the creators of their favorite new releases — and maybe even ask a question of their own. More details here!
During Summertime’s world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival — during the peak of a snowy Park City, Utah, winter — writer-director Carlos Lopez Estrada called his free-verse love letter to Los Angeles a “miracle movie.” “We basically sold the movie on a three-sentence pitch,” he remarked of the communal project, which weaves together the stories of more than 30 disparate characters in a loose, roving, Slacker-esque narrative style over the course of a hot summer day.

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Release Rundown: What to Watch in June 2021, from “Zola” to “The Sparks Brothers”

“You wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense,” wrote Aziah “Zola” Wells in 2015, kicking off a lengthy Twitter thread about a road trip gone wrong that left readers riveted. The anticipation mounted when the release of Janicza Bravo’s filmic adaptation—which premiered to rave reviews at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival—was pushed back for more than a full calendar year due to COVID-19 pandemic. But sweet relief is in sight: On June 30, the A24 film starring Taylour Paige and Riley Keough rolls into theaters nationwide.

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Release Rundown: “Together Together” and “In the Earth” Hit Theaters in April

Welcome to Release Rundown, your monthly look at the Sundance-supported titles hitting theaters and streaming platforms. In this revamped column, we’ll let you know where you can find each release, offer up trailers, and also clue you in on some classic Festival titles currently available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Hulu, Criterion Channel, and beyond. Here’s a look at everything you’ll want to add your your queue in April 2021.

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