Sundance Satellite Screens (Miami)

Sundance Film Festival is doing things a bit different in 2021, bringing the festival experience to a city near you, and even into your home. We were thrilled to host virtual panels in Miami with our longtime friends and collaborators Third Horizon! Check out all four panels below…

Cinema exploring the lives of Caribbean people still exists on the fringes. Although 2020 was a promising year, with a record number of releases and work such as Steve McQueen’s Small Axe bringing new visibility to the stories of the region, there’s still so much progress to be made. Join us for a discussion about capturing the rich stories of the Caribbean on film, why this continues to prove challenging, and just how the regions filmmakers are working around these obstacles.

Join us for conversation about the intricacies and nuances of making documentaries focused on iconic, larger than life figures whose work and lives have been both canvas and conduits for the hopes and struggles of BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. We’ll be speaking with Betsy West and Talleah Bridges McMahon, co-director and producer of this year’s Sundance Film Festival world premiere My Name is Pauli Murray, Sandra Guzmán, producer of Toni Morrison: Pieces I am, which world premiered at the festival in 2019, and Kareem Tabsch, co-director of 2020 Sundance Film Festival world premiere Mucho, Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, which world premiered at the festival in 2020.

Tune in for a conversation with Shaka King, director of the hotly anticipated Judas and the Black Messiah, which tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal. The searing drama—which makes its world premiere on Monday night at Sundance Film Festival 2021—is a major contender in this year’s Oscar race, but more importantly, finally brings the story of one of the boldest voices to emerge from the Black Power movement and the 1960s to the big screen. King will be in conversation with Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, co-executive director and co-founder of Third Horizon.

A discussion about the intricacies of giving voice to the stories of a gentrifying neighborhood in both documentary and narrative form, and the ways in which Liberty City’s legacy is both unique and central to Miami yet also representative of so many other communities around the country.We’ll be discussing each of the filmmaker’s respective projects and how they relate to Liberty City’s rich legacy, which finds itself endangered with the onset climate gentrification.