a/perture is a proud partner of the Sundance Institute, bringing official film selections from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to North Carolina.

JANUARY 28-30 – SAVE THE DATE  for our Satellite Screen Sundance Film Festival 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC!

The 2022 Satellite Screen Film Program Is Here. Tickets are on sale now. At present, we are selling tickets for reduced capacity screenings as we monitor COVID in our community, if and when possible we will release more tickets in advance of the screenings.

Coming from out of town? Stay overnight @ Hotel Indigo just down the street from a/perture and close to restaurants and other fun activities. Click here to book a room.


Alice – directed by Krystin Ver Linden

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Kyle Kaplan.

Alice / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Krystin Ver Linden, Producer: Peter Lawson) — When a woman in servitude in 1800s Georgia escapes the 55-acre confines of her captor to discover the shocking reality that exists beyond the treeline…it’s 1973. Inspired by true events. Cast: Keke Palmer, Common, Jonny Lee Miller. Gaius Charles. World Premiere

Emergency – directed by Carey Williams

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Emergency / U.S.A. (Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriter: KD Davila, Producers: Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, John Fischer) — Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unusual emergency. Cast: RJ Cyler, Donald Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter.World Premiere.

Every Day in Kaimukī – directed by Alika Maikau

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Every Day In Kaimukī / U.S.A. (Director: Alika Tengan, Screenwriters: Naz Kawakami, Alika Tengan, Producers: Jesy Odio, Chapin Hall, Alika Tengan, Naz Kawakami) — A young man is determined to give his life meaning outside of Kaimukī, the small Hawaiian town where he grew up, even if it means leaving everything he’s ever known and loved behind. Cast: Naz Kawakami, Rina White, Holden Mandrial-Santos. World Premiere. Fiction.

Free Chol Soo Lee – directed by Eugene Yi, Julie Ha

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Grant Din.

Free Chol Soo Lee / U.S.A. (Directors: Julie Ha, Eugene Yi, Producers: Su Kim, Jean Tsien, Sona Jo, Julie Ha, Eugene Yi) — After a Korean immigrant is wrongly convicted of a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gang murder, Asian Americans unite as never before to free Chol Soo Lee. A former street hustler becomes the symbol for a landmark movement. But once out, he self-destructs, threatening the movement’s legacy and the man himself. World Premiere.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. – directed by Adamma Ebo

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Alan Gwizdowski.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Adamma Ebo, Producers: Daniel Kaluuya, Adanne Ebo, Rowan Riley, Amandla Crichlow, Jesse Burgum, Matthew Cooper) — In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, attempts to help her pastor husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation. Cast: Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown. World Premiere. Fiction.

La Guerra Civil – directed by Eva Longoria Bastón

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La Guerra Civil / U.K. (Director: Eva Longoria Bastón, Producers: Eva Longoria Bastón, Grant Best, Bernardo Ruiz, Ben Spector, Andrea Cordoba) — The epic rivalry between iconic boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez in the 1990s sparked a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans. A chronicle of a battle that was more than a boxing rivalry, and examines a fascinating slice of the Latino experience in the process. World Premiere. Documentary.

Marte Um (Mars One) – directed by Gabriel Martins

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Leonardo Feliciano.

Marte Um (Mars One) / Brazil (Director and Screenwriter: Gabriel Martins, Producer: Thiago Macêdo Correia) — In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not. Cast: Rejane Faria, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Souza, Cícero Lucas. World Premiere.

Sirens – directed by Rita Baghdadi

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rita Baghdadi.

Sirens / U.S.A. , Lebanon (Director, Screenwriter and Producer: Rita Baghdadi, Producer: Camilla Hall) — On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars. World Premiere.


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Kicking the Clouds / United States (Director: Sky Hopinka) — An experimental documentary centered on a 50 year old cassette tape of a Pechanga language lesson between the director’s grandmother and great-grandmother, and contextualized by an interview with his mother in his Pacific Northwest hometown. World Premiere. Kicking the Clouds will be screened before Alice.

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Chilly and Milly / United States (Director and Screenwriter: William David Caballero, Producers: William David Caballero, Elaine Del Valle) — Exploring the director’s father’s chronic health problems, as a diabetic with kidney failure, and his mother’s role as his eternal caretaker. A combination of 3D-modeled/composited characters, with cinema verité scenes from a documentary shot over 13 years ago. World Premiere. Chilly and Milly will screen before Free Chol Soo Lee

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Taylor Hensel.

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (Udeyonv) (What They’ve Been Taught) / United States (Director: Brit Hensel, Producers: Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavi Pillay, Tracy Rector) — This film explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. World Premiere. ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (Udeyonv) (What They’ve Been Taught) will screen in front of Every Day in Kaimukī

Launched at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Satellite Screens is a partnership between the Sundance Institute and independent arthouse cinemas that brings the Festival experience to communities across the U.S. The Sundance Institute selected a/perture cinema in recognition of its shared alignment as a mission-driven nonprofit and the organization’s commitment to vibrant independent film, excellence in community programming and outreach, and to inclusion and equity.

a/perture is one of 7 Satellite Screens for 2022. Other Satellite Screens are:

Amherst Cinema in Amherst, Massachusetts
Indie Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
mama.film in Wichita, Kansas
Media Arts Center of San Diego / Digital Gym in San Diego, California
Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington
SNF Parkway Theatre, home of the Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland

a/perture appreciates the following local sponsors and supporters:

Flow Acura

Blanco Tackabery, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Trophy Room

Hotel Indigo

Gas Hill @ The Ramkat