Garrett Bradley’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated photo of an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty in the modern era will open AFI Docs 2021. The festival will host the world premiere of Time’s latest documentary, Naomi Osaka. Press release announced the news.
Scheduled to debut on June 22, “Naomi Osaka” spans a pivotal two years for the young tennis star, from the 2019 US Open to a tour of each Grand Slam tournament, as she not only works on her game, but explores it. Also the roots and find their voice. ”The movie premiere will be followed by a Q&A with Bradley.
“Cusp” by Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt, an intimate portrait of three teenage girls living in rural Texas, will conclude the festival on June 27th. Sundance Doc is following best friends as they grapple with social media, drugs, and sexual assault on their One Summer Course.
This year’s Hybrid Festival will include limited personal performances at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD, as well as a full roster of virtual shows.