12/08/2022

WMM Films and Filmmakers Head to Sundance

12 Films from WMM Filmmakers, 6 Made with the Support of the WMM Production Assistance Program, to Premiere at Sundance!

Sundance has announced its 2023 line-up, and 6 films made with the support of the WMM Production Assistance program are among the selections!  We are excited to see these transformative films on the big screen in Utah:

GOING TO MARS: THE NIKKI GIOVANNI PROJECT, the new film from Michèle Stephenson (dir. of WMM release STATELESS) takes us on a journey through the dreamscape of legendary poet Nikki Giovanni as she reflects on her life and legacy. Screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
MILISUTHANDO (dir. Milisuthando Bongela) is an invitation into a poetic, memory-driven exploration of love, intimacy, race, and belonging by the filmmaker, who grew up in South Africa during apartheid but didn't know it was happening until it was over. Screening in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.
LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING (dir. Lisa Cortés) celebrates Little Richard and reveals the Black queer origins of rock and roll. Screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
In JOONAM (dir. Sierra Ulrich) a young filmmaker – spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind – delves into her mother and her grandmother's complicated pasts and her own fractured Iranian Identity. Screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
INVISIBLE BEAUTY (dir. Bethann Hardision and Frédéric Tcheng) is a profile of fashion revolutionary Bethann Hardison as she looks back on her journey as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent, and activist. Sundance Premiere. 
IT'S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL (dir. Alexandria Bombach) offers a timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons faced by Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of iconic folk rock duo Indigo Girls. Sundance Premiere.

WMM filmmakers and Production Assistance Program alums are also premiering new projects at the 2023 Festival! Congratulations to directors Nancy Schwartzman (VICTIM/SUSPECT), Maite Alberdi (THE ETERNAL MEMORY), Davina Pardo (JUDY BLUME FOREVER), and Lana Wilson (PRETTY BABY: BROOKE SHIELDS), and producers Heather Rae (FANCY DANCE) and Jennifer Fox (MAGAZINE DREAMERS).

The festival runs January 19th through January 29th, 2023. Congratulations to all -- we can't wait to see your latest projects! Make sure to learn more about our films, filmmakers, and alum at Sundance on our blog

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