Houston Cinema Arts Society presents Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screenings
Many events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Please check with the organization before going to any event.
Houston Cinema Arts Society is partnering with the Sundance Film Festival to bring selections of the program to Houston. Each film will be preceded by an HCAS curated pre-show reel.
The film selections playing in Houston are:
- January 28: A Conversation with Richard Linklater and Channing Godfrey Peoples (4:30 pm - virtual)
- January 28: CODA - 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. Cast includes Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, and Marlee Matlin. (7:30 pm - Moonstruck Drive-in)
- January 29: I Was a Simple Man - As a family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest, the ghosts of the past haunt the countryside. Cast includes Steve Iwamoto, Constance Wu, and Kanoa Goo. (Moonstruck Drive-in)
- January 30: Passing - Two African-American women who can "pass" as white choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York in an exploration of racial and gender identity, performance, obsession, and repression. Cast includes Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, and Bill Camp. (Moonstruck Drive-in)
- January 31: Mayday - An unusual storm is approaching, and it’s about to change everything for Ana (Grace Van Patten). After a short circuit at her workplace mysteriously transports her to an alternate world, she meets a crew of female soldiers caught in an endless war. (7:30 pm - Moonstruck Drive-In)
- January 31: Miss Juneteenth - Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen - she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth.. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else. (7:30 pm - The DeLuxe Theater)
- February 1: Judas and the Black Messiah - As chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton demanded all power to the people and inspired a growing movement of solidarity, prompting the FBI to consider him a threat and to plant informant William O’Neal to infiltrate the party. (Moonstruck Drive-In)
- February 2: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir - Literary titan Amy Tan analyzes her life, her work, and her family - in the present and past tense - in this longitudinal biopic directed by James Redford. As Tan traces her childhood through The Joy Luck Club and her later compositions, she dissects issues of representation, multigenerational trauma, and the stigma and challenge of illness. (Moonstruck Drive-In)