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Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation Showcase

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation Showcase the Next Wave of Global Change Makers

For the last five years, Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation have partnered to showcase…

For a Good Time, Call… Rings in a New Dimension of Female Storytelling

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

For A Good Time, Call... Rings in a New Dimension of Female Storytelling

The buzz about Jamie Travis’ feature debut, For a Good Time, Call..., is that it’s a comedy starring raunchy women. That’s…

Tainted Love: Sexual Transgression and Off-Kilter Romance Turn Up Early and Often at Sundance 2012

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Tainted Love: Sexual Transgression and Off-Kilter Romance Turn Up Early and Often at Sundance 2012

Love is so difficult to attain, and so elusive to keep, that it seems warranted to ask whether filmmakers who pile all manner…

Alice Rohrwacher’s Corpo Celeste Explores the Perilous Intersection of Faith and Adolescence

Posted Jan 26, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Alice Rohrwacher’s Corpo Celeste Explores the Perilous Intersection of Faith and Adolescence

It’s not technically true that Marta, the meek but intent girl at the heart of Alice Rohrwacher’s Corpo Celeste, is in every…

James Marsh Turns His Talents to Dramatic Filmmaking

Posted Jan 26, 2012, by Eric Hynes

James Marsh Turns His Talents to Dramatic Filmmaking with the Belfast-Set Thriller, Shadow Dancer

Few filmmakers have the kind of range that James Marsh has, alternating between crowd-pleasing, Oscar-winning documentaries (…

A Committed Group of Volunteers Reunites Each Year at Sundance and Film Festivals Around the Country

Posted Jan 26, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

A Committed Group of Volunteers Reunites Each Year at Sundance and Film Festivals Around the Country

Phoebe Joecks remembers the first day she volunteered for the Sundance Film Festival. Joecks is by profession a “freelance…

Tree of Life Producer Sarah Green Headlines the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Producers Luncheon

Posted Jan 25, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Tree of Life Producer Sarah Green Headlines the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Producers Luncheon

Though it’s never been easy to make independent films—not by a long shot—the current economic climate has only made it harder…

Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny Headline the Stoner Coming-of-Age Saga, Goats

Posted Jan 25, 2012, by Jeff Hansen

Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny Headline the Stoner Coming-of-Age Saga, GOATS

Coming-of-age stories in film are as ubiquitous as the human condition itself. But rarely does such a story come together as…

From the Collection: Julie Dash’s 1991 Sundance Award-Winning Daughters of the Dust

Posted Jan 25, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

From the Collection: Julie Dash’s 1991 Sundance Award-Winning Daughters of the Dust

Earlier this week, a newly restored print of writer/director Julie Dash’s vibrant homage to her Gullah ancestors, Daughters of…

Parker Posey Offers a Tough Loving Assessment of the State of Indie Film

Posted Jan 25, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Parker Posey Offers a Tough Loving Assessment of the State of Indie Film and Her Role as its Truth-Telling Human Embodiment

Erstwhile Indie Queen, sardonic girl next door and trailblazer for a generation of quirked-out Emmas, Kats and Zooeys -- Parker…

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