Garrett Bradley’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated portrait of a modern-day abolitionist is about to open AFI Docs 2021. The fest will host the world premiere of the “Time” director’s newest doc, “Naomi Osaka.” A press launch introduced the information.
Set to debut June 22, “Naomi Osaka” spans “a pivotal two years for the younger tennis famous person, from the 2019 US Open via a tour of every of the Grand Slam tournaments as she not solely works on her recreation, but additionally explores her roots and finds her voice.” The movie’s premiere might be adopted by a Q&A with Bradley.
Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt’s “Cusp,” an intimate portrait of three teenage women residing in rural Texas, will shut out the fest on June 27. The Sundance doc follows one of the best mates as they grapple with social media, medicine, and sexual abuse over the course of 1 summer season.
This yr’s hybrid competition will embody restricted in-person screenings on the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Heart in Silver Spring, MD, in addition to a full slate of digital choices.