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Wide Angle Thinker:  Evolutionary Psychologist Helen Fisher Discusses Film’s Role

Posted Jan 28, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Wide Angle Thinker: Evolutionary Psychologist Helen Fisher Discusses Film’s Role as the ‘Global Campfire.’

In addition to the 181 of films being presented at this year’s Festival, there’s also an ambitious slate of panels, populated…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall Double-Down for Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall Double-Down for Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite

Celebrated filmmaker Stephen Frears was positively giddy about introducing the world premiere of his latest film, Lay the…

The SOPA Debate Hits Center Stage at the Times Talks Cinema Café with MPAA

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

The SOPA Debate Hits Center Stage at the Cinema Café with MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd

Moderator and New York Times media columnist, David Carr, kicked off Monday’s Cinema Cafe panel at the Filmmaker Lodge with an…

Lizzy Caplan Takes Sundance by Storm with Breakout Roles in Bachelorette and Save the Date

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Lizzy Caplan Takes Sundance by Storm with Breakout Roles in Bachelorette and Save the Date

Lizzy Caplan is a woman on the verge of stardom. Just don’t tell Lizzy Caplan. With two high-profile, markedly different films…

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