Sundance 2019: U.S. Documentary Competition

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1. Always in Season (2019)

Documentary | Completed

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Olive

2. American Factory

Documentary | Post-production

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

3. Apollo 11 (2019)

Documentary | Post-production

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller

4. Bedlam (2019)


A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill.

Director: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg

5. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

Documentary | Post-production

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Star: David Crosby

6. Hail Satan (2019)


A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane

7. Jawline (2019)

Documentary | Completed

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Director: Liza Mandelup

8. Knock Down the House (2019)


A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Star: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

9. Midnight Family (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

Using an illegal police radio to locate emergencies, the Ochoa family operates an independent, for-profit ambulance in Mexico City.

Director: Luke Lorentzen

10. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)


A look at the career of '60 Minutes' newsman, Mike Wallace.

11. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019)

90 min | Documentary | Post-production

Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

12. One Child Nation (2019)

Documentary | Post-production

First-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China's One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Zhang Lynn, Nanfu Wang

13. Pahokee (2019)

Documentary | Post-production

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

14. Tigerland (2019)

Documentary | Post-production

An intimate look at tigers living in the wild.

Director: Ross Kauffman

15. Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Star: The Amazing Johnathan

16. Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

Documentary | Filming

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Star: Roy M. Cohn

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