The POV Sundance 2021 Hub
The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is underway and POV will be covering the documentary beat throughout the event. Stay tuned to this page for complete updates of reviews and interviews from Sundance, and follow POV on Twitter for more reactions from the team.
Interviews and Features
- Keeping the Faith: An interview with Rebel Hearts’ Pedro Kos and Shawnee Isaac-Smith – Pat Mullen
-The director and producer discuss their sure-fire crowdpleaser about a group of Hollywood nuns sticking it to the Patriarchy while fighting for their rights.
- Violeta Ayala on the Power of Documentary-Inspired Virtual Reality – Madeline Lines
-The filmmaker discusses her VR experience Prison X, which imaginatively takes audiences inside a Bolivian prison.
- Watching Freedom on the Stage: Jamila Wignot Talks Ailey – PM
-The director discusses her film about Alvin Ailey, the power of dance, and creating safe spaces for artistic expression.
- Five Questions with Users Director Natalia Almada – PM
-On her provocative essay film, technology, babies, COVID, and a dazzling long take.
- Edgar Wright on His Music Doc Debut – Jason Gorber
-The Baby Driver director discusses his music doc The Sparks Brothers.
- Red Pill, Blue Pill: Rodney Ascher Talks A Glitch in the Matrix – JG
-On the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster, simulation theory, and other philosophical rabbit holes.
- Against the Polemical: Theo Anthony on All Light, Everywhere – JG
-The director discusses his latest film, which explores the power of surveillance and the camera.
- A Holocaust Story: Sam Hobkinson on Misha and the Wolves – JG
-The director discusses his riveting doc about the power of storytelling.
- Ailey – ML
- Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir – PM
- At the Ready – PM
- Bring Your Own Brigade – JG
- Captains of Zataari – JG
- Cusp – PM
- Faya Dayi – PM
- Flee – PM
- Homeroom – SR
- In the Same Breath – PM
- Life in a Day 2020 – PM
- Misha and the Wolves – PM
- The Most Beautiful Boy in the World – PM
- My Name Is Pauli Murrary – JG
- Playing with Sharks – JG
- President – JG
- Rebel Hearts – ML
- Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It – JG
- Sabaya – SR
- Searchers – JG
- Son of Monarchs – PM
- Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street – JG
- Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – JG
- Sundance Short Docs – PM
- Taming the Garden – SR
- Try Harder! – SR
- Writing with Fire – SR
The Sundance Film Festival runs through Feb. 3.