Sundance 2017: Documentary Premieres

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1. 500 Years (2017)

105 min | Documentary | Post-production

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates

2. Cries from Syria (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Drama | Post-production

CRIES FROM SYRIA focuses on child protesters, revolution icons, activists and their relatives, and high-ranking Army generals who defected to join the fight of the people. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bashar al-Assad, Abdul Basset Saroot, Kholoud Helmi, Raed Al Saleh

3. Give Me Future (2017)

85 min | Documentary

In the spring of 2016, global music sensation Major Lazer performed a free concert in Havana, Cuba for an unexpected audience of almost half a million people. A concert documentary evolves ... See full summary »

Director: Austin Peters

4. An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Star: Al Gore

5. Legion of Brothers (2017)

79 min

Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11: Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story and ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Barker

6. Long Strange Trip (2017)

Documentary | Completed

The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart

7. Oklahoma City (2017)

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Barak Goodman

8. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017)

103 min | Documentary | Post-production

Out on America's vast working landscapes - the ranches of the Mountain west, the farmlands of the Great Plains, the waterways of the Mississippi Delta - a huge, largely hidden, and entirely... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala | Stars: Tom Brokaw, Dusty Crary, Wayne Werner, Justin Knopf

9. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy

10. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017)

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson

11. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017)

Post-production

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces he's transitioning into a woman-and invites his ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Star: Gigi Lazzarato

12. Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017)

105 min | Documentary

Unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.

Directors: Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver | Stars: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Donald Trump

13. Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Documentary (2017)

110 min | Documentary | Post-production

Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

Director: Lucy Walker