"Give Me Future," a documentary about Major Lazer's trip to Cuba in March 2016, will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27 at the Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (also known as the MARC) in Park City, Utah. The movie was directed by Austin Peters.
Major Lazer is an electronic-dance music "supergroup" consisting of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire. Some of Major Lazer's best-known hits include "Lean On," "Light It Up (Remix)" and "Cold Water." The group is one of a few U.S. acts that have performed major concerts in Cuba in recent years.
"Give Me Future" (whose total running time is 85 minutes) includes footage of Major Lazer's free concert in Havana on March 6, 2016. The event attracted about 450,000 people, according to the New York Times. Rather than just being a concert documentary, "Give Me Future" aims to also show the youth movement in Cuba, where the political climate has changed from strict government restrictions on pop culture to more welcoming policies since relations between U.S. and Cuba have improved under the Barack Obama administration.
Major Lazer is set to perform several concerts in North America and Europe in 2017. The shows include the Air + Style Festival in Los Angeles in February; the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., in May; and the Reading Festival in Reading, England, in August.