2024 Sundance Film Festival Premieres
Congratulations to Dìdi (弟弟), Love Me, and The American Society of Magical Negroes — three recent Dolby Institute Fellowship films that premiered in Dolby Atmos at the festival, January 19–28.
Dìdi (弟弟) by writer/director Sean Wang follows an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy during the last month of summer before high school begins. The film won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast, and was acquired by Focus Features for theatrical release in 2024. Wang received his first Academy Award® nomination in the Best Documentary Short category for his film Nai Nai & Wai Po which will be available on Disney+ and Hulu starting next month.
The American Society of Magical Negroes
A clever and delightful fairytale-like romantic comedy about a young Black man who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people's lives easier. Kobi Libii is an actor/writer/director. The American Society of Magical Negroes is his directorial debut feature film and will have its US release through Focus Features on March 15, 2024.
Set long after humanity’s extinction, Love Me is a totally unique and surprisingly affecting romance featuring a buoy and a satellite that meet online and fall in love. Directors Sam and Andy Zuchero are a filmmaking team from Topanga, California. Love Me is their first feature film and is also the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.