Depending on the credentials you get, you are granted one hour to pick a select number of films with your initial credential purchase. This year, we each got 5 tickets to choose films.
So, you create a list from the film program and then prioritize them. And as you work your way down the list, you see if the films have sold out or not. If they have, you move on to the next one and begin to build your viewing calendar around the other major events going on at the festival that you don’t want to miss!
So here, the first 4 films we have to look forward to!
People, Places, Things (USA) – Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
director/screenwriter: Jim Strouse
principal cast: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus
Take Me to the River (USA) – A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
director/screenwriter: Matt Sobel
principal cast: Logan Miller, Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton, Richard Schiff, Ursula Parker, Azura Skye
Results (USA) – Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
director/screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski
principal cast: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (USA) – This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
director/screenwriter: Chloé Zhao
principal cast: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill,