This week we begin our discussion of the best and worst of Sundance 2021, including The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet, Flee, Passing, R#J, and Searchers. We also discuss the experience of an online festival.
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This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, staff writer Lena Wilson (@LenaLWilson), and special guest Andrew Kendall (@DepartedAviator).
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Sundance 2021 Films Featured on This Episode
- The Blazing World (Carlson Young)
- Censor (Prano Bailey-Bond)
- The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (Ana Katz)
- Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
- Mayday (Karen Cinorre)
- Passing (Rebecca Hall)
- R#J (Carey Williams)
- Searchers (Pacho Velez)
- We polled 39 critics on the best of Sundance this year. Flee, CODA, Passing, and The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (all discussed on this episode) were among the top films receiving votes. Check out the link for the winner and all the other selections.
- Read Orla’s interview with Searchers director Pacho Velez
- View our selections for ten emerging actors to watch at Sundance 2021, including Niamh Algar in Censor and Grace Van Patten and Théodore Pellerin in Mayday
- Listen to Lena on our podcast discussing a past Sundance favourite, Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country
- Listen to 21st Folio’s discussion of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet
- Preview or purchase our ebooks on prior Sundance sensations God’s Own Country and Call Me By Your Name.
- Stay tuned for more Sundance coverage on the site and on the podcast next week