Head of Film and Creative Media,
Austin Film Society,
Sundance Film Festival Drive-In Screenings,
Beyond Film Panels
Despite moving online this year, the Sundance Film Festival is partnering with multiple organizations across the country to offer safe, socially distance screenings at satellite venues. The Austin Film Society will hold drive-in screenings of eight Sundance selections from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at Pioneer Farms. The lineup is led by three films with Texas ties: Maisie Crow’s documentary At the Ready, Natalia Almada’s documentary Users; and Carlson Young’s directorial debut, the Austin-shot adult fairy tale The Blazing World. The rest of the lineup is rounded out by Censor, How It Ends, The Pink Cloud, Sons of Monarch, and Oscar contender Judas and the Black Messiah. The Austin Film Society also will host four virtual Beyond Film Panels for Sundance: A Conversation with Richard Linklater and Miss Juneteenth Director Channing Godfrey Peoples on Jan. 28; Texas Women Producers with The Blazing World’s Elizabeth Avellan, At the Ready’s Hillary Pierce, and Users’ Elizabeth Lodge Stepp on Jan. 30; Shifting Perspectives About the Border with At the Ready’s Maisie Crow on Feb. 1; and Jockey Filmmakers Talk Texas Films with Jockey director Clint Bentley and Austin-based writer/producer Greg Kwedar on Feb. 2.
Aired: Jan. 21, 2021