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Sundance Film Festival 2021: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir at Moonstruck Drive-In

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 7:30 pm


Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) and Sundance Institute are bringing the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to Houston, with screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In and the DeLuxe Theater.

Through the Sundance Satellite program, official selections of the festival and “beyond film” programs will play at Moonstruck Drive-In and DeLuxe Theater.

Films include I Was a Simple Man starring Constance Wu, Passing starring Tessa Thompson, Judas and the Black Messiah starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, and Texas-set Miss Juneteenth.

Gates open at 6:30pm. The film starts at 7:30pm and will be preceded by an HCAS curated pre-show reel.

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

This film is an Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Literary titan Amy Tan analyzes her life, her work, and her family—in the present and past tense—in this longitudinal biopic directed by James Redford. As Tan traces her childhood through The Joy Luck Club and her later compositions, she dissects issues of representation, multigenerational trauma, and the stigma and challenge of illness.

Forcefully matrilineal in focus, this film moves through generations of Tan’s family, revealing listening as the heart of Tan’s creative practice and contextualizing the patience with which Tan broke through barriers and waited on the other side, welcoming the world to join her.

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021) | Photo courtesy of Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Sundance Film Festival Movie Lineup

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
7:30 pm
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Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema
100 Bringhurst Street
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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