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Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

When I was first told that I would be making the trip down South with Film Forward to screen Valentine Road, I felt a range of…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

“It was a war in the Square. It was not a revolution,” says one of the young revolutionary subjects in Jehane Noujaim’s…

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

Posted Feb 25, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

I’m about half way through my first trip with Film Forward in Jackson, Mississippi. I have always wanted to come here. The…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Dirty Wars

Posted Feb 18, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Dirty Wars

Richard Rowley’s Dirty Wars would be a fascinating work of fiction. Something like,  “A cunning, well-intentioned protagonist…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

Posted Feb 11, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

“You throw yourself away to be an artist,” says Ushio Shinohara in Cutie and the Boxer, the forceful documentary that follows…

Rich Hill Leads Class of DFP-Supported Award Winners at the 2014 Festival

Posted Feb 6, 2014, by Kristin Feeley, Director of Labs and Support Programs, Documentary Film Program

Rich Hill Leads Class of DFP-Supported Award Winners at the 2014 Festival

Amongst Sundance Institute staff we often say there is no such thing as a typical “Sundance” movie. Sundance is about…

Students at the Festival Find Inspiration, Share Insights

Posted Jan 31, 2014, by Crystal Orbahn, Samantha Ricci, Marcela Toledo

Students at the Festival Find Inspiration, Share Insights

As part of the Sundance Film Festival's national student outreach, full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently…

George Takei Finds His Greatest Role as an Activist in the Doc To Be Takei

Posted Jan 24, 2014, by Jeremy Kinser

George Takei Finds His Greatest Role as an Activist in the Doc To Be Takei

George Takei is on a mission. With boundless energy, relentless good cheer and a hearty chuckle, he’s been omnipresent in Park…

Day 8: Anne Hathaway Charms in Song One, Rich Hill Probes Small Town Missouri

Posted Jan 24, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Day 8: Anne Hathaway Charms in Song One, Rich Hill Probes Small Town Missouri

Sundance.org is dispatching its writers to daily screenings and events to capture the 10 days of festivities during the…

Power of Story: Dave Isay’s StoryCorps and the Viability of Audio Storytelling

Posted Jan 20, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Power of Story: Dave Isay’s StoryCorps and the Viability of Audio Storytelling

How do we quantify the power of story? In this rapid-click era of social media “likes,” video on demand, and unprecedented…

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