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March loads up with a twofer of 100% Certified Fresh films out of the 2019 Festival.
Not since Senna have we seen such a dexterous handling of exclusively archive material as we do in Apollo 11, director Todd Miller’s immersive journey through the first moon landing. NASA opened its vaults to reveal never-before-seen 70 mm footage of the spacecraft’s launch, landing, and return home, making for an indelible new portrait of a pivotal moment in American history.
Also boasting an unblemished score on Rotten Tomatoes, The Mustang is a longing character study that pits man versus beast, ultimately for the betterment of both. As part of a state-mandated social rehabilitation assignment, ex-convict Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts) joins a program training wild mustangs, where he find his greatest test in one particularly raging wild animal.
Check out all of the Sundance-supported films coming to theaters and digital platforms this month.
Friday, March 1
The Hole in the Ground, directed by Lee Cronin
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Netflix Original)
Friday, March 8
Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller
Friday, March 15
The Mustang, directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
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Check out our exclusive interview with Chiwetel Ejiofor where he discusses making his directorial debut at the 2019 Festival.