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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…

Parker Posey’s Explosive Charm in Full Effect in Price Check

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Parker Posey’s Explosive Charm in Full Effect in Price Check

Those who came to see the world premiere of Price Check on Wednesday night at the Eccles Theater were treated to something like…

One on One: Mark Webber & Antonio Campos Discuss the Perils and Pleasures of Working

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Eric Hynes

One on One: Mark Webber & Antonio Campos Discuss the Perils and Pleasures of Working without a Script

On the surface, films couldn’t be more different than Mark Webber’s The End of Love and Antonio Campos’s Simon Killer. Whereas…

Q&A: The British Invade California Solo

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Jeff Hanson

Q&A: The British Invade California Solo

Marshall Lewy premiered more than his film, California Solo, at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. As he came out to welcome an…

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…

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…

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