AFI DOCS 2021: World premieres


THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA
World premiere
Andrea’s First Communion ceremony lacks glamor. For Andrea, things without glitter don’t make sense. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 4 – Buy a ticket

THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYES ALL SHAME
World premiere
One evening in LA, a group learns to take back the speculum. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 3 – Buy a ticket

NSENENE
World premiere
In this poetic portrait of a Ugandan tradition, Masaka’s grasshoppers light up the sky. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 5 – Buy a ticket

OBAMA: PURSUING A MORE PERFECT UNION
This multi-part documentary explores Barack Obama’s journey from Illinois State Senator to the 44th President of the United States through the cultural and historical moments that defined his political rise. Buy a ticket

PARTY LINE
World premiere
On the front line of voting in Ohio’s most populous county, civic duty is a public performance. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 5 – Buy a ticket

RIPPED T-SHIRTS
World premiere
A small custom t-shirt store in Washington, DC, sees a generation of black youth endure gun violence. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 5 – Buy a ticket

SENIOR BALL
World premiere
At an LGBTQ retirement home, the annual “senior” ball takes on a whole new meaning: a celebration of the life and legacy of resistance of the older queer generation. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 2 – Buy a ticket

SHELTER
World premiere
A truth documentary that follows three young children and their families struggling with housing insecurity in Los Angeles. SCREENS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SHORT PROGRAM 6 – Buy a ticket

THE LENTE HUSTLE
World premiere
After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter was killed in the line of duty, the tragedy quickly became entangled with a corruption scandal that threatens to undermine the public’s already strained relationship with the forces of order. After the world premiere screening, watch a special conversation with director Sonja Sohn and producer Marc Levin hosted by African American Film Critics Association President Gil Robertson. Buy a ticket

WE THE PEOPLE
World premiere
WE THE PEOPLE promises to be a vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics education as a living and breathing thing, and reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world. Subtitles available. Free event. Get a ticket.

REBELS IN WHITE COAT
World premiere
In this in-depth look at the medical profession, filmmaker Greg Barker examines the outsized influence of Big Pharma and the courageous “white-coat rebels” who push back the powers that be. Subtitles available. Buy a ticket

Find out more about all the films screened at this year’s Documentary Festival: DOCS.AFI.com.


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