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A Closer Look at This Year’s Sundance-Supported Oscar Nominees: Hell and Back Again

Posted Feb 21, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

A Closer Look at This Year’s Sundance-Supported Oscar Nominees: Hell and Back Again

Leading up to the 84th edition of the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 26, we’re profiling all seven of this year’s…

In the Presence of the Artist: A Conversation with Marina Abramovic and Matthew Akers

Posted Jan 28, 2012, by Eric Hynes

In the Presence of the Artist: A Conversation with Marina Abramovic and Matthew Akers

Marina Abramovic is ready for her close-up. Eight months after the completion of her historic retrospective at the Museum of…

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…

Wonder Women Hold Court

Posted Jan 25, 2012, by Jessica Buzzard, Director of Marketing

Wonder Women Hold Court

On Monday morning a small crowd of filmmakers, philanthropists, and media leaders gathered at the Park City home of Jacki…

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…

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

Posted Jan 21, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

If you think the American justice system is chugging along just fine, West of Memphis will sober you up from that crazy trip in…

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Posted Jan 19, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Thursday’s opening day press conference opened with nothing less than a reference to an American “government in paralysis” -…

Truth and Consequences: Documentary Filmmakers Who Run the Risk of Legal Retribution

Posted Jan 18, 2012, by Holly Willis

Truth and Consequences: Documentary Filmmakers Who Run the Risk of Legal Retribution

Fredrik Gertten sounds weary. And he should. The documentary filmmaker has spent the last two years dealing with the fallout…

Beyond Theatre Walls: 2012 Off Screen

Posted Jan 12, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Beyond Theatre Walls: 2012 Off Screen

What is film without discussion and debate? Or more to the point: What is the purpose of a film festival if the narrative ends…

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

Posted Jan 11, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

The Arab Spring, global warming, and the ninety-nine percent are words buzzing in the mass consciousness. In fact, the mass…

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