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A Persian Vampire Romance and Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

Posted Jul 18, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

A Persian Vampire Romance and Indie Rock Band Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

There’s not much one can hope to gather from the genre-spanning description for Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at…

NEXT FEST: Aubrey Plaza’s Deranged Antics in Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Posted Jul 15, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Aubrey Plaza's Deranged Antics On Display In Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Between Jeff Baena’s serpentine zombie romance and Father John Misty’s unruly video for his breakout song “Hollywood Forever…

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…

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…

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…

5 Sundance-supported LGBT films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Posted Jun 9, 2014, by Casey De La Rosa, Associate Director, Media Relations

5 Sundance-Supported LGBT Films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Each June for the past few years, we’ve spent some time looking back on the LGBT characters we know and love (see here and here

Glenn Close and Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute New York Benefit

Posted Jun 4, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Glenn Close and Damien Chazelle Honored at the Sundance Institute New York Benefit

Throughout Glenn Close’s distinguished career – she’s received an Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award, plus six Academy…

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

Posted May 29, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

“Remember from before when we did sex to each other?” asks Jenny Slate’s character in Obvious Child, a rom-com redux that…

The Rocket Shares Laos’ Legacy of War with Bosnia & Herzegovina

Posted May 16, 2014, by Kim Mordaunt, director, The Rocket

The Rocket Shares Laos' Legacy of War with Audiences in Bosnia & Herzegovina

The first screening in a new country is always so full of the unknown for me. Ours was at the American Corner in Zenica…

May Now Playing: Cold In July and God’s Pocket

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

May Now Playing: Michael C. Hall in Cold In July, Philip Seymour Hoffman in God's Pocket

May is brimming with a full crop of films from the 2014 Festival making their theatrical releases. Among them, Jim Mickle’s…

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