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AFI DOCS 2021: World Premieres

 

THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA
World Premiere
Andrea’s First Communion ceremony lacks glamour. For Andrea, things without sparkles are meaningless. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 4 – Buy Ticket

 

THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME
World Premiere
One evening in LA, a group learns how to take back the speculum. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 3 – Buy Ticket

 

NSENENE
World Premiere
In this poetic portrait of a Ugandan tradition, Masaka’s grasshopper catchers light up the sky. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 5 – Buy Ticket

 

OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION
This multi-part documentary explores the journey of Barack Obama from Illinois State Senator to the 44th U.S. President against the cultural and historical moments that defined his political rise. Buy Ticket

 

PARTY LINE
World Premiere
At the early voting line in Ohio’s most populous county, civic duty is a public performance. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 5 – Buy Ticket

 

R.I.P. T-SHIRTS
World Premiere
A small custom T-shirt shop in Washington, DC, sees a generation of Black youth experience gun violence. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 5 – Buy Ticket

 

SENIOR PROM
World Premiere
At an LGBTQ retirement home, the annual “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning – a celebration of the lives and legacies of resistance of the eldest queer generation. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 2 – Buy Ticket

 

SHELTER
World Premiere
A verité documentary that follows three young children and their families as they grapple with housing insecurity in Los Angeles. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 6 – Buy Ticket

 

THE SLOW HUSTLE
World Premiere
After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter is killed in the line of duty, the tragedy soon becomes enmeshed in a widening corruption scandal that threatens to unravel the public’s already strained relationship with law enforcement. Following the World Premiere screening, watch a special conversation with director Sonja Sohn and producer Marc Levin moderated by President of the African American Film Critics Association Gil Robertson. Buy Ticket

 

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

 

WHITE COAT REBELS
World Premiere
In this probing look inside the medical profession, filmmaker Greg Barker examines the outsized influence of Big Pharma and the courageous “white coat rebels” who are pushing back against the powers that be. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket

 

Learn more all the films screening at this year’s documentary festival: DOCS.AFI.com. 

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