In the meantime, take a look at the latest and rich Sundance lineups from today below: PREMIERES A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. World Premiere Call Me by Your Name / Italy, France (Director: Luca Guadagnino, Screenwriters: James Ivory, Luca Guadagnino) — The sensitive and cultivated Elio, only child of the American-Italian-French Perlman family, is facing another lazy summer at his parents’ villa in the beautiful and languid Italian countryside when Oliver, an academic who has come to help with Elio’s father’s research, arrives. Cast: Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough, Ron Canada. Cast: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Adam Levine. Together, they discover how to make it through the tough times while realizing they like each other—a lot. Cast: Shirley Mac Laine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? This epic pioneer story is about friendship, heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land. North American Premiere SPECIAL EVENTS One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience. The Festival will premiere the first four episodes of the series, followed by an extended Q&A with the cast, creators and showrunners. Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, Roberta Colindrez, India Menuez, Phoebe Robinson. (Director: Rashida Jones, “Women on Top,” Executive Producers: Rashida Jones, Ronna Gradus, Jill Bauer, Peter Lo Greco) — This documentary series tells personal stories about people affected by the explosion of the internet, where pornography, dating apps, and virtual relationships are just a click away. (Director and creator: Kyle Dunnigan) — The daughter of an earth-shatteringly boring couple, along with the son of an equally humdrum set of parents, have decided to plot their parents’ murders. Cast: Max Burkholder, Odessa Young, Adam Long, Ben Winchell, Kelli Mayo, Graham Beckel.
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois. Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Keith Stanfield, Noël Wells. World Premiere Manifesto / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Julian Rosefeldt) — Can history’s art manifestos apply to contemporary society? Cast: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. An evolving section, this year includes episodic work, short films and live post-screening discussions. Cast: Allison Tolman, Samm Hodges, Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart. World Premiere RISE / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Latimer) — This vibrant and immersive documentary series explores the front lines of indigenous resistance. (Executive Producers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo) — After racially-charged shootings in a North Carolina town, an investigator digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor. Exploring the intersection of sex and technology, it tells stories of intimacy, connection, disconnection, self-promotion, race, and gender politics. (Writers: Giles Andrew, Dan Marshall, Creators: Giles Andrew, Dan Marshall, Alex Bourne) — Uprooted from their Midwestern life, Bennett, a new stay-at-home dad, and Julie, a working mom, are forced to take their kids on playdates inside the elitist parenting culture of Silicon Beach. Cast: Kyle Dunnigan, Kevin Berntson, Candace Brown, Margee Magee, Grace van Dien, Doug Noble. World Premiere Made in Cuba — We are proud to present these three cinematic and affecting Cuban short documentaries, reflecting Sundance Institute’s longstanding commitment to international artists.
The hourlong series stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Harold Perrineau, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin and Jason Antoon. At the center is salon owner Desna (Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Perrineau).
Desna’s staff includes best friend Jennifer (Lyon), a tenuously sober ex-party girl raising two children from previous relationships; Quiet Ann (Reyes), Desna’s enigmatic driver who also provides security for the salon; Polly (Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently served time in prison for identity theft; and Virginia (Tran), who makes no effort to hide her boredom and impatience with her job.
In an interview with the , Jones recalled the final words the two would ever speak to each other, “Do you know I love you? As she turned to the door he began to convulse and fell into a coma, never to speak again. It was the worst possible thing that could’ve happened — I still to this day don’t know who shot him. It’s not something that should happen to anyone.” Kidada wrote.
Penned in an autobiography of her father Quincy Jones, Kidada stated: Kidada, who was with Tupac in Las Vegas on that fateful September night when he was gunned down, was staying in their hotel suite when she received the life-changing news. Jones and Tupac’s relationship didn’t spark the “good vibe” with everyone, Jones’s father, Quincy Jones, was outraged when he found out that the two were a couple.
Adding chaos to the Nail Artisan mix is Roller (Kesy), a gangstered-out redneck who runs a barely legal pain clinic and uses Desna’s nail salon to launder the obscene profits; Bryce (Rankin), Jennifer’s husband who is also newly sober and trying to stay legit by working as an abundance coach; and Dr.
Ken Brickman (Antoon), a bona fide doctor at a decidedly un-bona fide and illegal drug clinic.
Visibly shaken, Jones recalls that she then headed to the parking garage and walked around for 9 hours repeating to herself that “He couldn’t die.” “I knew we should’ve never gone to Vegas that night. Kidada ran into Pac at a night club in which the rapper apologized to her for his remarks; they later started dating.
Kidada had only been dating Tupac for four months when he was suddenly taken away from her forever, left wondering what would have become of their love had things been different.
Would it have grown even stronger; would they have gotten married, maybe even had children?
I've grown up watching his work and love the passion with which he plays every part.
I find the people who are really great at what they do are extraordinarily humble people.