After the record-breaking sales of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Festival films are steadily rolling out for the summer. This month, escape the heat—in theaters or on the couch—and catch three brand-new Festival releases.
If you’re looking for a multi-award-winner, look no further than Pippa Bianco’s Share; it came out of the Festival with both a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for achievement in acting and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. It follows high-school sophomore Mandy, who discovers that a series of cell-phone videos of her—half-dressed and semiconscious—have gone viral. She is left to grapple with the consequences, reeling at how quickly the normalcy of her life has been upended.
For the music lovers out there, be sure to hit the theaters for David Crosby: Remember My Name, an examination of the life of the famous two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. With humor and bite, Crosby himself shares his rocky, 50-year journey as a musician and activist at the forefront of the California rock scene, and he ushers viewers into the depths of brutal honesty that are almost never revealed on-screen.
Finally, check out The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang. In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie from the director’s own life, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.