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Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother The Devil wins Best European Film at 2012 Berlin Film Festival

Posted Feb 20, 2012, by Holly Willis

Sally El Hosaini's My Brother The Devil Wins Best European Film at 2012 Berlin Film Festival

We want to offer our congratulations to Sally El Hosaini and the entire team behind My Brother the Devil for winning the Europa…

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…

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 (…

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