Film Guide 2021

Section
Opening, Closing, Centerpiece

The buzz starts here: our Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece screenings feature a diverse range of star-studded films that will no doubt count among the year’s best.

THE FIRST WAVE

2021 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | documentary feature | 93 min World Premiere OPENING NIGHT FILM With exclusive access to one of New York’s hardest-hit hospital systems, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman (CARTEL LAND) spotlights the everyd …

Directed by Matthew Heineman

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

2021 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | narrative feature | 107 min CLOSING NIGHT FILM Wes Anderson’s (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) latest escape into color palettes and quirk revels in the 1920s expatriate life in France while turning an eye to the world of journali …

Directed by Wes Anderson

MOTHERING SUNDAY

2021 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | narrative feature | 104 min US Premiere SUNDAY CENTERPIECE In this vibrant, lush romance, orphaned housemaid-turned-writer Jane (played by Odessa Young and the legendary Glenda Jackson, respectively) reflects back on a particular warm spr …

Directed by Eva Husson

SPENCER

2021 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | narrative feature | 111 min East Coast Premiere SATURDAY CENTERPIECE It’s Christmastime at Sandringham, and while three days of festivities at the Queen’s pastoral estate promise warmth and merriment, the marriage of Prince Charles (Jack Fart …

Directed by Pablo Larraín