‘Devotion’ trailer stars Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell; latin sundance
Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell take off in the official trailer for “Devotion,” the new drama set to premiere this Thanksgiving.
Based on the non-fiction book by Adam Makos, “Devotion” focuses on the military careers of Jesse Brown (Majors) and Tom Hudner (Powell), two elite Navy fighter pilots who served during the Korean War. Despite the racism Brown suffered as one of the first black airmen, he formed a close camaraderie with the white Hudner, and the two continued to work together as wingmen in several battles, including the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. .
Along with Majors and Powell, “Devotion” also stars Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas and Thomas Sadoski. JD Dillard is directing the film from a script by JD Dillard from a script by Jake Crane and Jonathan AH Stewart. Dillard and Powell are executive producers while Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill are producing for Columbia Pictures. The film was originally slated to open via platform release throughout October, but Sony Pictures will now give the film a wide release over the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Devotion” hits theaters November 23. Watch the full trailer below.
Sundance Institute Launches Latina Program, Announces 2022 Fellows and Collab Fellowship Recipients
The Sundance Institute has announced the launch of the Latine Fellowship and Collab Scholarship, created to have a significant impact on the representation of Latinx in the media. It will provide six emerging Latinx artists who have previously been supported by the Institute a one-year multidisciplinary fellowship experience beginning in August 2022 and unrestricted non-recoverable grants of $10,000. Additionally, the program offers fellowships and fellowships to 11 emerging Latinx artists, providing professional development opportunities and networking opportunities.
The selected scholars for the 2022 Sundance Institute Latin Fellowship are:
- Ashley Alvarez (writer) and Michael León (co-writer and director) with “Crabs in a Barrel” (USA): When his talentless enemy is sacred “the future of Latinx voices”, a struggling Latino writer undertakes to sabotage opportunities. After failing to recruit her friends to join her crusade, she gets a chance when she learns her rival isn’t exactly who she claims to be.
- Luna X. Moya (director/producer/editor/DP) with “What the Pier Gave Us” (USA): a visually poetic film about immigrants fishing off a New York pier. In five vignettes, What the Pier Gave Us lyrically captures the seasonal changes of a pier over the course of a year.
- Marilyn Oliva (director/producer) with ‘Chalate’ (USA): a grandmother teaches her young granddaughter valuable life lessons as they manage to make ends meet selling what they can in the small market of Chalatenango, El Salvador.
- George Pérez (creator/screenwriter) with “Los Cubanos” (USA): Forced to flee Castro’s Cuba in 1980, a husband and wife make the heartbreaking decision to abandon their daughter. Now, in a threatening and uncertain America, they will do anything to protect their other child; becoming drug dealers and murderers, echoing the past they left behind.
- Cat Rodríguez (divider/performer) with “Untitled Bikini Bodybuilding Project” (USA): a hybrid performance of theater and livestreaming that uses a female bodybuilding competition as an allegory for questions about race, class, gender. gender and climate.
The artists selected for the 2022 Sundance Institute Latine Collab Fellowship are:
- Shireen Alihaji (writer/director) with “Blue Veil” (USA): In the aftermath of 9/11, a first-generation Muslim teenager discovers her mother’s record collection and begins sampling. The songs reflect her parents’ migration stories (from Iran and Ecuador) to America and serve as a roadmap for Amina’s identity. As the music releases memories, Amina remembers who she is.
- Erin Nene-Lee Ramirez (writer/director) with “Love, as an Illusion” (USA): In the heat of a New England summer, a young Dominican student finds himself stirring up the intimate dynamic between a couple of reckless teenagers as he spends his final days in the United States, where he challenges ideas of acceptance, intimacy, and love in couples.
- Fabiano Mixo (writer/director) with “A Home of My Own” (USA): When an insomniac handyman stumbles upon a train in the forest after a city flood, he decides it’s time to build his own home.
- Maggy Torres-Rodriguez (writer) with ‘Cherries’ (USA): Downtown Miami knew the gang as The Cherries – sweet Latina militiamen who protected teenage girls by keeping drugs off the streets …and slaughtering drug dealers if they had to. Ten years later, the retired Cherries are forced to come together again to survive against the resurgence of old enemies.
- Mathew Ramirez Warren (director/producer) with “Weed Dreams” (USA): Black-owned businesses in Oakland, California, attempt to break into the predominantly white legal cannabis industry, thanks to the first-ever program national cannabis equity fund.