Sundance Film Fest 2021: A Conversation with Richard Linklater and MISS JUNETEENTH director Channing Godfrey Peoples


Date and Time

Thu, Jan 28
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST


Free & Open To The Public


Online - Zoom

Austin Film Society proudly participates in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival (January 28-February 3rd, 2021) as a Satellite Screen. In addition to the films screening at our Drive-In, we also present a series of online panel discussions about independent filmmaking. All panels are free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance of the event to receive log-in instructions.

Join us for a conversation between two Texas filmmakers: the 5-time Academy Award nominated writer/director Richard Linklater and writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples, whose breakout debut feature MISS JUNETEENTH was recently nominated for two Gotham Awards, and was hailed as one of the top films of the year by Time magazine, The Washington Post, Vulture, Indiewire, Roger Ebert and Variety, among others. Richard Linklater’s name is evocative of independent filmmaking in Texas and regional auteurism. His generation of filmmakers also contributed to defining the image of the Sundance Film Festival, even after big changes in festivals and the industry changed the “Sundance experience” for filmmakers. Texas-based filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples premiered her debut feature, MISS JUNETEENTH at Sundance in January 2020. Her experience at Sundance and beyond reflects some contemporary trends for artists in the independent film industry, and is taking her on a very different journey than Linklater’s 30 years prior. Both Linklater and Channing have early works focused on specific communities in Texas, aiming to represent them cinematically and authentically. The filmmakers will sit down for a virtual conversation to explore the creative threads that connect them, and the journey of making independent films today.

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