Sundance Film Festival

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will look a bit different. They will offer an online platform featuring virtual premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions. 

From January 28 through February 3, discover and celebrate the bold, creative visions and exciting new talent that people will be talking about all year.

Get more details and set up your new Festival account at festival.sundance.org. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 7.


RadioACTive: February 3, 2021

The Sundance Film Festival 2021 Wrap Party with the KRCL Coverage Team

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CODA

From the opening scenes, CODA seemed to have a storyline we’ve all seen before. A shy, misunderstood teenager from a financially strapped family making her way through life, forced to walk past the whispers and the snickering of students in the hallways of her small-town high school. She is on her way to choir class where she must face her fears, become more visible and expose her hidden talent if she is to follow her dreams. Meanwhile, maybe she’ll get noticed by the boy she has a crush on… At this point of the film, I'm a quarter of the way through my popcorn and thinking, okay I know where this is going. But no sooner does that thought crosses my mind when the film takes a few turns and leaves any notion of a typical teen-angst movie far behind.

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Censor

"50% less realistic eye gouging."

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Sundance Diaries: Composer Amanda Jones

Composer Amanda Jones has been busy since I interviewed her one year ago at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for a KRCL piece on music in film. In the past 365 days, she has worked on two episodes for HBO Max's "Adventure Time" series; composed for a Free Form project called "Love in the Time of Corona" (as well as another Free Form project called "Good Travel," which airs in February); began working on docs for CNN and National Geographic and became the first African-American female to be nominated for an Emmy in the Primetime Score category for her work on Apple TV+'s "Home."

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