LGBTQ+ films at this year's Sundance Film Festival are gaining some much deserved attention. Despite going virtual this year, the week long showcase will still feature a star studded line-up with some amazing titles.
Additionally, this year GLAAD is teaming up with Outfest to host the first virtual Queer House during the 2021 festival. Celebrating LGBTQ+ films and filmmakers at Sundance, Queer House will offer panels, discussions and performances.
In the past, other queer titles like "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Call Me By Your Name," "The Kids Are All Right," "Tangerine" and "God's Own Country" have all debuted at the festival. Here are all the LGBTQ+ films to be featured at Sundance 2021:
4 Feet High
This short series mixes animation and live action to tell the story of Juana, a 17-year-old wheelchair user exploring her sexuality and trying to learn to love herself.
Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Told in his own words and through the creation of a dance inspired by his life, this immersive portrait follows a man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, determined to build one that would.
Flee follows Amin, who arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan as a youth. Now as a successful academic who‚Äôs engaged to his long-time boyfriend, Amin worries that a secret he‚Äôs been hiding for two decades will ruin everything he‚Äôs built.
When Molly moves into her new apartment after a tragic accident, a strange noise from upstairs begins to unnerve her. As its intensity grows, she confronts her neighbors ‚Äì but no one seems to hear what she is hearing.
Ma Belle, My Beauty
Newlyweds Bertie and Fred moved to France following their nuptials. However, after the couple go through normal moving bumps, but it all gets even more complicated when Lane, the couple‚Äôs quirky ex shows up for a surprise visit.
My Name is Pauli Murray
Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced RBG‚Äôs fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall‚Äôs landmark civil rights arguments. Featuring never-before-seen footage and audio recordings, a portrait of Murray‚Äôs impact as a non-binary Black luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who transformed our world.
Two African-American women who can ‚Äúpass‚Äù as white choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York. The film explores face racial and gender identity, performance, obsession and repression.
When young loner Anna is hired as the surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
This film description simply reads ‚Äúwhat was once familiar is now unrecognizable. All previous desires are overshadowed by the need to disappear completely.‚Äù
In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter, Roberta, a trans woman who is missing. Running out of time, she discovers one hope for the future.
This Is The Way We Rise
Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio shows her art and is reinvigorated by her calling to protect sacred sites atop Maunakea, Hawaii in this documentary.
In a new digital version, Dynasty Handbag‚Äôs promotes their monthly show at L.A.'s Zebulon. Adjusting to the new post-quarantine world, Handbag brings along friends for a digital party night.
We're All Going to the World's Fair
Teenage girl Casey becomes obsessed with an online role-playing game. In the film, Casey decides to take the ‚ÄúWorld‚Äôs Fair Challenge." What starts as a strange internet wormhole soon turns into a world where dream and reality mix and nothing is as it seems.
The World to Come
Based on the screenplay of the same name, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape.