2021 Sundance Film Festival

The Roxie is proud to partner with the Sundance Film Festival to bring selections of the Festival program to San Francisco at Fort Mason Flix, January 28 – February 2.

Our Satellite Screen selections feature an outstanding lineup of world premieres. Be the first to discover and celebrate the bold creative visions and exciting new talent that people will be talking about all year. For additional local programming, including talks and events, visit the Roxie’s lineup and schedule in the Festival Village here.

All Festival screenings will take place at FORT MASON FLIX, our drive-in theater partner, at Fort Mason Center. Tickets are $49 per car. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Roxie!

Special thanks to our sponsors Resolve, Ursa Minor Independent and Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival.

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A limited amount of additional tickets may be released on January 25. Stay tuned or sign up for our newsletter to get the notification.


Thursday, January 28

5:00pm – CODA (sold out)

Emilia Jones appears in CODA by Siân Heder, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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As a CODA – Child of Deaf Adults – Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents. U.S.A. Director and Screenwriter: Siân Heder. Producers: Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger. Cast: Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, and Marlee Matlin. World Premiere. 111min. Presented with open captions.

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Thursday, January 28

8:15pm – Son of Monarchs (sold out)

Tenoch Huerta Mejía appears in Son of Monarchs by Alexis Gambis, an official selection of the NEXT section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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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. Mexico, U.S.A. Director and Screenwriter: Alexis Gambis. Producers: Abraham Dayan, Maria Altamirano. Cast: Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Alexia Rasmussen, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Noé Hernández, Pau lina Gaitán, William Mapother. International Premiere. Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. 97 min.

Watch Shifting Scientific and Immigration Representations in Cinema: A Conversation with Alexis Gambis starting February 28 as part of the Festival Village’s Talks & Events.

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Friday, January 29 

5:10p – Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (sold out)

A still from Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It by Mariem Pérez Riera, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of a select group who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Over a seventy year career, she has paved the way for Hispanic-American performers by refusing to be pigeonholed into one-dimensional stereotypes. U.S.A. Director: Mariem Pérez Riera. Producers: Brent Miller, Mariem Pérez Riera, Ilia J. Vélez-Dávila. World Premiere. 90 min.

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Friday, January 29

8:10p – In The Earth (sold out)

Reece Shearsmith appears in In the Earth by Ben Wheatley, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Neon.

As a disastrous virus grips the planet, a scientist and a park scout venture deep into the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness as the forest comes to life around them. United Kingdom. Director and Screenwriter: Ben Wheatley. Producer: Andy Starke.  Cast: Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Hayley Squires, Reece Shearsmith. World Premiere, Narrative. 100 min.

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Saturday, January 30

5:00pm – Rebel Hearts (sold out)

A still from Rebel Hearts by Pedro Kos, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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A group of pioneering nuns bravely stand up to the Catholic Church patriarchy, fighting for their livelihoods, convictions and equality against an all-powerful Cardinal. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, these women have reshaped our society with their bold acts of defiance. U.S.A. Director: Pedro Kos. Producers: Kira Carstensen, Shawnee Isaac-Smith, Judy Korin. World Premiere. 99min.

Join us for It’s NOT Lost In The Archives, a chat about the preservation of, and access to, cultural memory in audiovisual archives. Featuring stories from The Bay Area Video Coalition, The Center for Asian American Media, California Revealed, and Pedro Kos, filmmaker of Rebel Hearts. Saturday, Jan 30, 1:00 pm PST. Part of the Festival Village’s Talks & Events.

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Saturday, January 30

8:05pm – R#J (sold out)

Camaron Engels and Francesca Noel appear in R#J by Carey Williams, an official selection of the NEXT section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Charles Murphy.

A re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, taking place through their cell phones, in a mash-up of Shakespearean dialogue with current social media communication. U.S.A. Director: Carey Williams. Screenwriters: Carey Williams, Rickie Castaneda, Alex Sobolev, Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Igor Tsay, John J. Kelly, Alex Sobolev, Anna Soboleva. Cast: Camaron Engels, Francesca Noel, David Zayas, Diego Tinoco, Siddiq Saunderson, Russell Hornsby. World Premiere. 91 min.

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Sunday, January 31

4:45pm – My Name is Pauli Murray (sold out)

A still from My Name is Pauli Murray by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Pauli Murray Foundation.

Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced RBG’s fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s landmark civil rights arguments. Featuring never-before-seen footage and audio recordings, a portrait of Murray’s impact as a non-binary Black luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who transformed our world. U.S.A. Directors: Betsy West, Julie Cohen. Producer: Talleah Bridges McMahon. World Premiere, Documentary. 91min.

Tune in Tuesday, Feb 2 at 2pm PST, as Imani Rupert-Gordon of the National Center for Lesbian Rights discusses the state of LGBTQ+ womxn’s representation with the filmmaking teams behind MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY and AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Part of the Festival Village’s Talks & Events.

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Sunday, January 31

7:45pm – Together Together (sold out)

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison appear in Together Together by Nikole Beckwith, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tiffany Roohani.

When young loner Anna is hired as the surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. U.S.A. Director and Screenwriter: Nikole Beckwith. Producers: Anthony Brandonisio, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Tim Headington. Cast: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Tig Notaro, Julio Torres, Anna Konkle. World Premiere. 90 min.

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Monday, February 1

5:15pm – Users (sold out)

A still from Users by Natalia Almada, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Natalia Almada.

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. U.S.A., Mexico. Director: Natalia Almada. Producers: Elizabeth Lodge Stepp, Josh Penn. World Premiere. 81 min. Read more.

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Monday, February 1

8:00pm – First Date (sold out)

Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclos appear in First Date by Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp, an official selection of the NEXT section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Manuel Crosby.

Conned into buying a shady ’65 Chrysler, Mike’s first date with the girl-next-door, Kelsey, implodes as he finds himself targeted by criminals, cops, and a crazy cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park. U.S.A. Directors and Screenwriters: Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp.  Producers: Brandon Kraus, Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp, Lucky McKee, Charles Horak. Cast: Tyson Brown, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Ryan Quinn Adams, Brandon Kraus. World Premiere. 103 min.

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Tuesday, February 2

4:45pm – Try Harder! (sold out)

A still from Try Harder! by Debbie Lum, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lou Nakasako.

In a universe where cool kids are nerds, the orchestra is world class and being Asian American is the norm, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams. U.S.A. Director: Debbie Lum. Producers: Debbie Lum, Lou Nakasako, Nico Opper. World Premiere. 85 min.

Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Debbie Lum, Lowell students and experts in the field exploring the intersection of education and mental health/stress/anxiety. Sunday, Jan 31 at 2pm PST. Part of the Festival Village’s Talks & Events.

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Tuesday, February 2

7:45p – Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (sold out)

A still from Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir by James Redford, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by KPJR Films.

Amy Tan has established herself as one of America’s most respected literary voices. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, it would be decades before the author of The Joy Luck Club would fully understand the inherited trauma rooted in the legacies of women who survived the Chinese tradition of concubinage. U.S.A. Director: James Redford. Producers: Karen Pritzker, Cassandra Jabola. World Premiere, Documentary. 101 min.

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