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Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Posted Jul 10, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Even the most prescient indie film enthusiast couldn’t forecast the spectacle. It was the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Efren…

Kickstart Ambulante, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna’s Rogue Documentary Tour

Posted Jul 8, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Kickstart Ambulante, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna’s Rogue Documentary Tour

The goal is to "democratize documentary culture," say Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, the artists behind Ambulante (whom you…

NEXT FEST: The Zellner Bros. Help Unearth Mysteries of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Posted Jul 8, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

NEXT FEST: Zellner Bros. Unearth Mysteries of Fargo in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter will screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, August 9, as part of…

Carte Blanche: Sundance Institute Native Program Screening Series at MoMA

Posted Jul 7, 2014, by Native American & Indigenous Program

Carte Blanche: Sundance Institute Native Program Screening Series Presented by MoMA

Since the early days of Sundance Institute, and true to the vision of Robert Redford, supporting Native Film has been an…

It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams

Posted Jul 3, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams and Why You Should Find Out

“These works are like our children,” says Steve James, surely echoing the sentiment of any filmmaker who’s toiled over their…

July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

Posted Jul 1, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

In January, Festival Director John Cooper called Life Itself “absolutely, positively the easiest film to program.” As…

New Frontier Artist Residency Program Launches at with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Posted Jun 30, 2014, by Kamal Sinclair, Sr. Manager, New Frontier Story Lab

New Frontier Launches Artist Residency with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Over eight years, New Frontier has cultivated a community of inventive minds, creative technologists, and talented storytellers…

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Posted Jun 25, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Film and music go together like [blank] and [blank]. We’ll leave the platitudes to you. But if you’re stumped, today’s Sundance…

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Straith Schreder, director of content strategy, BitTorrent, Inc.

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Straith Schreder is the Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc., which has worked with Drafthouse Films on its…

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

“It’s gonna’ be our Apocalypse Now, where we disappear into the forest for weeks and lose our minds and discover who we are as…

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