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Sundance Film Festival (Office Closed for Event)
January 17th at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Our office will be closed from January 17th – January 22nd for the premier of DAUGHTERS.
“Four young girls prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C., jail.
A moving lesson in empathy and forgiveness, Daughters is a result of an eight-year documentary journey that filmmaker Natalie Rae and Angela Patton, an activist advocating for “at-promise” girls, embarked upon. As Aubrey, Santana, Raziah, and Ja’Ana get ready for the special event, they speak candidly about their hopes, dreams, and disappointments. There is an innate wisdom and honesty to what they share about their dads’ inconsistent presence; an awareness far beyond their years. Daughters meaningfully challenges many stereotypes around incarceration and serves as a poignant reminder that maintaining family bonds can be both healing and empowering. We get to witness a lot of joy, but in keeping with the film’s vérité style, Rae and Patton don’t shy away from more challenging moments, including heartbreak, skepticism, reluctance to engage, and anger. But then comes a classic dad joke, and the mood shifts again.—AT
Available in person. Also available online for the public (January 25–28) and credentialed press and industry (January 24–28).“
Help Us Get to the Sundance Film Festival:
Our fundraising efforts are focused on enabling our cast, crew, and their families to experience Sundance firsthand. It’s an ambitious task, but we believe they deserve to see the film’s premiere, enjoy the after-party, and have the full red carpet experience.