Austin Film Society presents presents Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screenings
Austin Film Society will present Satellite Screenings for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the drive-in film screenings, they also present a series of online panel discussions with filmmakers. All Beyond Film panels are free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance of the event to receive log-in instructions.
- January 28: Sons of Monarchs - After his grandmother’s death, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.
- January 29: The Pink Cloud - A mysterious and deadly pink cloud appears across the globe, forcing everyone to stay home. Strangers at the outset, Giovana and Yago try to invent themselves as a couple as years of shared lockdown pass. While Yago is living in his own utopia, Giovana feels trapped deep inside.
- January 30: How It Ends - On the last day on Earth, one woman goes on a journey through LA to make it to her last party before the world ends, running into an eclectic cast of characters along the way. Alum writer/directors Daryl Wein (White Rabbit) and Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) assemble an impressive all-star cast - including Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Lamorne Morris, and Nick Kroll - for this uproarious and charming pre-apocalyptic comedy. (6 pm)
- January 30: Censor - When film censor Enid discovers an eerie horror story that speaks directly to her sister’s mysterious disappearance, she resolves to unravel the puzzle behind the film and its enigmatic director - a quest blurring the lines between fiction and reality in terrifying ways. (8:30 pm)
- January 31: At the Ready - Home to one of the region’s largest law enforcement education program, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear. (6 pm)
- January 31: The Blazing World - Ever since Margaret (Carlson Young) was six years old, she has been haunted by the memory of watching her sister drown during an explosive fight between her parents. As a young woman, she slides further into her twisted inner life, ultimately finding herself on the brink of suicide. Through an epic journey down the smokiest and scariest corridors of her imagination, she tries to exorcise the demons pushing her closer and closer to the edge. (8:30 pm)
- February 1: Users - A mother wonders, will my children love their perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? She switches on a smart-crib lulling her crying baby to sleep. This perfect mother is everywhere. She watches over us, takes care of us. We listen to her. We trust her. (6 pm)
- February 1: Judas and the Black Messiah - FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther party when J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) fears charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) will emerge as a Black Messiah. O’Neal lives in fear of discovery and cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal. (8:30 pm)
Beyond Film Panels
- January 28: A Conversation with Richard Linklater and Miss Juneteenth director Channing Godfrey Peoples (4 pm)
- January 30: Texas Women Producers (11 am)
- February 1: Shifting Perspectives About the Border (1 pm)
- February 2: Jockey Filmmakers Talk Texas Film (6 pm)