Must-See Films At Sundance 2020 — And How You Can See Them In Your Town!

By   |   January 22, 2020   |   Entertainment

In Park City, Utah this weekend? Put these films on your Sundance viewing list. And a few ways to see these films if you’re not!

Zola. Zola meets Stefani at a restaurant where Zola waitresses and the two immediately click over pole dancing. Only a day after they exchange numbers, Stefani invites Zola on a cross-country road trip, where the goal is to make as much money as possible dancing in Florida strip clubs. Zola agrees, and suddenly she is trapped in the craziest, most unexpected trip of her life. Premiering Friday, Jan. 24 at Eccles Theatre.

Come Away. At the heart of Come Away lies a tantalizing “What if?”  What if . . . before Alice (Keira Chansa) went to Wonderland, and before Peter (Jordan A. Nash) became Pan, they were brother and sister living in an idyllic country home with their parents (Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo) and their older brother, David (Reece Yates).  When their wondrous lives are shattered by a tragic accident involving David, Alice and Peter each seek to save their parents from their downward spiral of despair until finally they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland. Premiering Friday, Jan. 24th at Holiday Village Cinema 3.

Miss Juneteenth. Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else.

40-Year-Old Version. Radha, a once-promising playwright, is barreling toward the stigma of being single and a struggling artist at the age of 40. Facing nonstop rejections from the theatre community while teaching a motley group of teens, she becomes creatively re-invigorated when she returns to rapping, her long-forgotten passion. When her play finally gets going, however, she puts recording a rap demo on the back burner and must navigate the awful tension of compromising her voice for career success. Premiering Saturday, Jan. 25 at Library Theater.

Sergio. Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world’s most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the U.S. invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle. Inspired by a true story, Sergio is a sweeping drama focused on a man pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he’s forced to confront his own divisive choices about ambition, family, and his capacity to love.  Premiering January 28 at 9:30 pm, Eccles Theatre. Launching on Netflix in April 2020.

 

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