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Directed by: James D. Stern & Fernando Villena

Runtime: 87 min

Year: 2020

Country: USA

Rated: PG-13

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Format: DCP

Sandy Drive-In: GIVING VOICE

Winner of the Festival Favorite Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Join us for a weekend of free community drive-in screenings presented by Utah Film Center and Sundance Institute. Don’t miss out on this one-time-only chance to watch these 2020 Sundance Film Festival films under the stars!

About the Drive-In

  • Tickets are free, but space is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance – only 1 ticket is required per vehicle
  • Drive-in located in the north east parking lot of Mountain America Expo Center.
  • Gates open at 6:00pm
  • The film will start at 7:00pm
  • The audio for the movie is broadcast through an FM transmitter (radio). If you don’t have an FM transmitter in your car you can bring a battery-operated stereo with speakers to hear the movie.
  • Large vehicles will be parked in the back. Sorry, no passenger vans or diesel engine trucks permitted, and lift gates/hatches cannot be raised if the view of other guests is blocked.
  • The movie is to be watched from inside your car or within your designated parking stall.
  • Masks are required upon leaving your designated area. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced in all public areas.
  • Bathrooms and concessions are available inside Mountain America Expo Center.

About the Film
Winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 128 features screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of Fences, The Piano Lesson, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, is one of America’s preeminent playwrights, chronicling the African American experience with 10 plays, each set in a different decade of the twentieth century. Now, every year, thousands of high school students from across the country gather in New York City to perform one of his monologues in a riveting, high-stakes competition on Broadway. Giving Voice closely follows the lives of six of these vibrant students as they meticulously develop their individual performances with the hopes of embodying Wilson’s legacy.

Directors James D. Stern and Fernando Villena take us on an emotional journey—equal parts moving and gripping—with these young men and women, utilizing the competition as a compelling framework for young people across the country to deeply connect with Wilson’s ideas. A singular talent and artist, Wilson provides a lens for a new generation to understand their surroundings, inspiring them to find their own voice and persevere in their increasingly complicated world.

– Film description courtesy of Sundance Institute

Winner: Festival Favorite Award–2020 Sundance Film Festival


Drive-In Weekend at Mountain America Expo Center is presented in partnership by
Utah Film Center
Sundacne Institute

Drive-In Weekend at Mountain America Expo Center made possible by the support of

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Peggy Bergmann
Promontory Foundation

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Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM9:00 PM MDT