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Sundance Film Festival at Tropic Cinema

January 28, 2021 -

Sundance Film Festival is bringing the 2021 Festival to audiences in select cities across the country through Sundance Satellite Screens—and the Tropic is thrilled to be hosting a Sundance Satellite on our island! See below for a complete listing of in-person screenings, and visit festival.sundance.org for streaming access to all 70+ features in this year's festival!

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Sundance Film Festival Opening Night: Strawberry Mansion

January 28, 2021 - 9:20 pm

Tropic Cinema is proud to be a part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival! As a Satellite Screen partner, we'll be showing exclusive world premieres of official Sundance Film Festival selections every day -- starting with our Opening Night Feature, Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley's playfully surreal romantic fantasy "Strawberry Mansion."

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It

January 29, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Talented, energetic, and full of joy, Rita Moreno has been dazzling audiences for over 70 years. With intimate access to her subject, director Mariem Pérez Riera created a loving cinematic journey that details the life of a groundbreaking artist who truly embodies the American Dream.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Luzzu

January 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Although Malta makes the occasional movie appearance, "Luzzu" is one of its first truly local films. This is a poignant, humanistic portrait of an eclipsing way of life, its authenticity stemming from the years filmmaker Alex Camilleri spent befriending Maltese fishermen, who then became his cast.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Superior

January 30, 2021 - 9:00 pm

Returning to the Sundance Film Festival with her feature debut—a continuation of her 2015 short of the same name—director Erin Vassilopoulos works with the same sister actresses (Alessandra and Ani Mesa) to further her exploration of identity. "Superior" is a visually luscious thriller that keeps the tension tight as the narrative navigates between violent memories and two sisters rediscovering their bond.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Sabaya

January 30, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Five years after ISIS attacked the ancestral homeland of the Yazidis and abducted thousands of women and girls, filmmaker Hogir Hirori takes us on an eye-opening journey that follows a group of volunteers from the Yazidi Home Center on their mission to save the women and children held as sex slaves (sabaya) in the Al-Hol camp.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Cusp

January 31, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Followed through lazy hangouts, fast-food outings, and bonfire parties, Texas teenagers Autumn, Brittney, and Aaloni allow directors Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt to observe intimate moments within their homes and social circles. The film’s raw vérité approach creates a sensitive, multifaceted portrait of adolescent girlhood and the time and place in which these girls experience it.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Misha and the Wolves

January 31, 2021 - 8:00 pm

A young orphaned girl survives the Holocaust by fleeing her home in search of her parents, escaping Nazis by sticking to the woods and living with wolves. Author Misha Defonseca’s story is an incredible one -- but in exploring the truth of it, a real-life mystery unfolds, with a slate of characters individually revealing pieces of the puzzle in this stranger-than-fiction revelation.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Users

February 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm

With transcendent camerawork that peers into the internal organs of a technologically dependent planet, "Users" both marvels at and fears for a world in which a child is not only at risk from a warming Earth but comes to trust a perfectly constructed artificial caretaker over his own biological mother.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Life in a Day 2020

February 1, 2021 - 8:30 pm

Ten years after the 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere of "Life in a Day," award-winning director Kevin Macdonald returns to Sundance to present the story of another day on Earth: July 25, 2020. "Life in a Day 2020" is an extremely ambitious crowdsourced documentary, this one compiled from 15,000 hours of footage submitted from 192 countries and made in collaboration with YouTube and Ridley Scott’s RSA Films.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: At The Ready

February 2, 2021 - 6:30 pm

Ten miles from the Mexican border, students at Horizon High School in El Paso, Texas, are enrolling in law enforcement classes and joining a unique after-school activity: the criminal justice club. Through intimate access and a clear-sighted lens, director Maisie Crow takes us inside one of the largest policing education programs in the region, offering a rare portrait of Latinx adolescents grappling with their place within their communities.

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Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Marvelous and the Black Hole

February 2, 2021 - 9:00 pm

With sensitivity and care, director Kate Tsang delivers a touching coming-of-age story punctuated by moments of whimsy and magic. Newcomer Miya Cech’s heartfelt performance fully immerses us in Sammy’s sadness, grief, and anger and inspires us to root for her emergence, while Rhea Perlman gives a charming, wry turn as the girl’s unlikely mentor.

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Virtual Cinema: Beautiful Something Left Behind

February 3, 2021 -

Life-affirming and profound, "Beautiful Something Left Behind" captures the heartbreaking, mundane and even the funny moments in the lives of several young children who have recently lost one or both parents. (Includes filmmaker Q&A!)

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Virtual Cinema: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

February 3, 2021 -

In this Hitchcockian, dreamlike Hungarian import Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, meets the love of her life—but after upending her life to reunite with him in Budapest, he claims that they have never met before.

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Virtual Cinema: Deep in Vogue

February 3, 2021 -

"Deep in Vogue" celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue in Manchester, UK—and explores how an art form developed in the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York City made a resurgence in the North of England.

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Virtual Cinema: Rock Camp

February 3, 2021 -

Summer camp meets Spinal Tap in this Key West Film Festival favorite! Journey to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes—and learn to rock like the legends. From January 15 to January 31, $1 from every ticket sold will benefit MusiCares, which provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

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Virtual Cinema: Louis van Beethoven

February 3, 2021 -

Niki Stein brings the life of Ludwig van Beethoven to the screen, just in time for the worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth.

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Virtual Cinema: The Reason I Jump

February 3, 2021 -

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, later translated into English by author David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas"), "The Reason I Jump" is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

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Virtual Cinema: Born to Be

February 3, 2021 -

"Born to Be" follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery—where, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-binary people have access to quality gender-affirming care.

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Virtual Cinema: My Rembrandt

February 3, 2021 -

350 years after Rembrandt's death, many people, even entire nations are obsessed with his paintings. Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers investigate, collectors hunt, museums battle -- and this is their story.

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Virtual Cinema: Acasa, My Home

February 3, 2021 -

With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers viewers, in his feature debut, a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.

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Virtual Cinema: Days of the Bagnold Summer

February 4, 2021 -

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, "Days of the Bagnold Summer" is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and heavy metal, featuring original songs from indie-rock icons Belle & Sebastian.

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Virtual Cinema: Super Frenchie

February 4, 2021 -

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, this feature-length documentary provides an intimate look at the life of professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, who stops at nothing to pursue his passion for adventure.

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Virtual Cinema: The Capote Tapes

February 4, 2021 -

Through never before heard audio archive and interviews with Truman Capote's friends and enemies, this intimate documentary reveals the rise and fall of one America's most iconic writers.

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Virtual Cinema: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

February 4, 2021 -

A beautiful story for the whole family, filled with suspense, drama, sadness, and hope, with a timely message about being a refugee in a foreign land, "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" is based on Judith Kerr's beloved, semi-autobiographical children’s book. 

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Virtual Cinema: 76 Days

February 5, 2021 -

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, Hao Wu's new documentary "76 Days" tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic. Available via the Tropic's Virtual Cinema.

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Virtual Cinema: Divine Love (Divino Amor)

February 6, 2021 -

Brazilian artist and director Gabriel Mascaro ("Neon Bull") returns with "Divine Love," a passionate, erotic and dystopian film that asks "profound cinematic questions about the nature of the country's conflicted soul." Available via the Tropic's Virtual Cinema.

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Southern Circuit: Code of the Freaks

February 21, 2021 -

Southern Circuit Tour - Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, director Salome Chasnoff's documentary "Code of the Freaks" presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film.

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Southern Circuit: Picture Character

March 14, 2021 -

Southern Circuit Tour - The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global phenomenon without precedent. Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of emoji, from their humble beginnings to mobile keyboards everywhere.

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Southern Circuit: Narrowsburg

April 11, 2021 -

Southern Circuit Tour - Martha Shane's acclaimed documentary tells the stranger-than-fiction story of a French film producer and her mafioso-turned-actor husband who attempt to turn a tiny town into the “Sundance of the East.”

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