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Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall Double-Down for Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall Double-Down for Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite

Celebrated filmmaker Stephen Frears was positively giddy about introducing the world premiere of his latest film, Lay the…

The SOPA Debate Hits Center Stage at the Times Talks Cinema Café with MPAA

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

The SOPA Debate Hits Center Stage at the Cinema Café with MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd

Moderator and New York Times media columnist, David Carr, kicked off Monday’s Cinema Cafe panel at the Filmmaker Lodge with an…

Lizzy Caplan Takes Sundance by Storm with Breakout Roles in Bachelorette and Save the Date

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Lizzy Caplan Takes Sundance by Storm with Breakout Roles in Bachelorette and Save the Date

Lizzy Caplan is a woman on the verge of stardom. Just don’t tell Lizzy Caplan. With two high-profile, markedly different films…

Women Who Roar: Sundance 2012 is Rife with Feisty, Flinty Female Characters

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Holly Willis

Women Who Roar: Sundance 2012 is Rife with Feisty, Flinty Female Characters

One of the bitter laments emanating from contemporary female audience members – and actresses, for that matter – concerns the…

Reality Bites Rediscovered: Ben Stiller Brings His Classic to Sundance’s “From the Colle

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Reality Bites Rediscovered: Ben Stiller Brings His Classic to Sundance’s “From the Collection”

The most amazing thing about watching Reality Bites 18 years after it was released is rediscovering what an open heart the…

Spike Lee Returns to Sundance (and His Old Brooklyn Stomping Ground) with Red Hook Summer

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Spike Lee Returns to Sundance (and His Old Brooklyn Stomping Ground) with Red Hook Summer

On screen and off, Spike Lee always makes it interesting. Returning to Sundance with the entertaining and explosive Red Hook…

Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Kathy A. McDonald

Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework for Action

Documentaries tell us both who we are and what we could be. By spotlighting challenging issues, documentaries can also be…

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

John Hawkes is the man who sets a movie a little on edge, who upends your expectations of what you thought you were going to…

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

In addition to the 181 of films being presented at this year’s Festival, there’s also an ambitious slate of panels, populated…

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Some of the brightest young inhabitants of Hollywood’s thriving comedy community were on hand for the world premiere of Celeste…

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