With parkas, scarves, and boots in tow, we've hit the road for what's going to be an incredible week in Park City, Utah! A couple of us have already arrived at Sundance to meet with storytellers and directors, participate in panels, and preview some of the year’s most buzzed about films, which includes five ITVS supported documentaries. If you’re in town, you definitely don’t want to miss the following screenings:
by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.
by Stanley Nelson
Whether they were right or wrong, whether they were good or bad, more than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California, the group, and its leadership, remain powerful figures in our popular imagination. This film weaves voices from varied perspectives who lived this story — police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters, and detractors, those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
In Football We Trust chronicles the journey of young Polynesian-American men in Utah, as they transform out of their adolescence, striving to take warrior culture to the next level, through American football.
by David Sutcliffe and Lyric Cabral
(T)ERROR is the story of S**** a 62-year-old former Black Panther turned counterterrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
by Michael Nichols and Christopher Walker
Welcome to Leith offers a glimpse into a North Dakota town struggling for sovereignty against one man's extremist vision. Filmed during an eight-month period documenting a white separatist's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol, and his subsequent release from jail six months later.
The ITVS crew will be around for the duration of the festival so if you see us around, make sure you stop by and say hello. Here’s to a great week and we can’t wait to see you on the slopes!
From our blog
January 4, 2018
Seasoned documentarians turn cameras on themselves to share their transracial adoption story in The F Word.
December 6, 2017
From UK to Virginia, ITVS funded filmmakers come from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. The moment when a filmmaker’s journey across oceans and wild plains takes them to a community fighting to continue the traditions of their ancestors is where bold stories are born. How would that experience forever leave its mark on the filmmakers and how…
November 1, 2017
From New York City streets to the back roads of rural America, capturing a story sometimes involves embarking on a journey that can take you thousands of miles from home, meeting people along the way and perhaps discovering an America that most people don’t see. ITVS-funded filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz set himself to tell the story of those people who bring wine…