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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…

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…

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…

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…

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

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

Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

In addition to directing some of the most celebrated films of the past 30 years, Stephen Frears has mastered the art of…

Opinion: Susanne Bier

Posted Jan 28, 2011, by Eric Hynes

Opinion: Susanne Bier

If she were American rather than Danish, Susanne Bier would likely be one of the more recognizable filmmakers in the world. She…

Opinion: Miguel Arteta

Posted Jan 27, 2011, by Holly Willis

Opinion: Miguel Arteta

Miguel Arteta’s first trip to the Sundance Film Festival was in 1997 with his celebrated debut feature, Star Maps, a film that…

Opinion: Paddy Considine

Posted Jan 26, 2011, by Eric Hynes

Opinion: Paddy Considine

Whenever a movie star moves behind the camera to direct, expectations always seem to be both great and small. A high profile…

Opinion: Russell Banks

Posted Jan 29, 2010, by Eric Hynes

Opinion: Russell Banks

Novelist Russell Banks has been publishing books for nearly 40 years, but in terms of film he’s still something of a newcomer.…

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