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Sundance Film Festival 2012

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

John Hawkes is the man who sets a movie a little on edge, who upends your expectations of what you thought you were going to…

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…

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Some of the brightest young inhabitants of Hollywood’s thriving comedy community were on hand for the world premiere of Celeste…

Richard Gere Plays a Corporate Raider in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Jeff Hanson

Richard Gere Plays a Corporate Raider in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage

The word ‘arbitrage’ is often used in the cutthroat world of high finance, defining the practice of buying low and selling high…

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Some three decades after his emergence as a pioneering hip hop artist, Ice-T is once again beefing up his resume as an…

Benh Zeitlin Unleashes his Beasts of the Southern Wild

Posted Jan 20, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

Benh Zeitlin Unleashes his Beasts of the Southern Wild

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, director Benh Zeitlin was crashing on a friend’s floor in New Orleans. The Queens native…

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Posted Jan 19, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Thursday’s opening day press conference opened with nothing less than a reference to an American “government in paralysis” -…

The Ever-Expanding 2012 Festival Music Program

Posted Jan 17, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

The Ever-Expanding 2012 Festival Music Program

Somewhere between the mind-blowing performances by musical luminaries like Lou Reed and Lyle Lovett -- and once prospective…

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Perfectly Strange Shorts Program

Posted Jan 16, 2012, by Jon Korn, Assistant Coordinator of Panels

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Perfectly Strange Shorts Program

"Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die"

-Hunter S. Thompson, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

The Sundance Film Festival began…

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

Posted Jan 11, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

The Arab Spring, global warming, and the ninety-nine percent are words buzzing in the mass consciousness. In fact, the mass…

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