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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Women Who Roar: Sundance 2012 is Rife with Feisty, Flinty Female Characters

Posted Jan 24, 2012, by Holly Willis

Women Who Roar: Sundance 2012 is Rife with Feisty, Flinty Female Characters

One of the bitter laments emanating from contemporary female audience members – and actresses, for that matter – concerns the…

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