Sundance Film Festival 2019 Returns to Hong Kong with American Independent Cinema
Why We Recommend it
The 6th edition features a selection of 12 visionary independent films from the line-up of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and the winning shorts of this year’s Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition.
Films this year covering a diverse range of genres, including heartwarming comedies, intense dramas addressing social issues, sexuality, and family dynamics; and documentaries grappling with critical issues. The 12 films in 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong are: Honey Boy, Adam, The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, Apollo 11, Ask Dr. Ruth, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Clemency, Hail Satan?, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Little Monsters, Luce and Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements.
Directed by Alma Har’el, the opening film Honey Boy based on actor-screenwriter Shia LeBeouf’s own childhood and his relationship with his father tells the story of 12-year-old Otis who starts to find success as a child television star in Hollywood. While his ex-rodeo-clown father returns to serve as his guardian, he has to live with and endure his overbearing father’s abuse. Honey Boy follows two threads of time, watching father and son’s contentious relationship and their attempts to mend it across the course of a decade.
The screenings are accompanied by a variety of live events, including a Filmmakers’ Panel Discussion, Sundance Institute Workshop, Seminar and Virtual Reality Experience.