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Afghan Star in Istanbul

Posted Mar 2, 2011, by Havana Marking

Afghan Star in Istanbul

I have always wanted to go to Turkey, and Istanbul in particular. I have read various Orhun Pamuk books that describe both the…

Kick It: Sundance Doc Granito Launches Campaign on Kickstarter.com

Posted Mar 2, 2011, by Joseph Beyer

Kick It: Sundance Doc Granito Launches Campaign on Kickstarter.com

Earlier this year, Sundance Institute announced an unique program to connect our alumni artists with emerging opportunities in…

Help Save Funding for the Arts

Posted Feb 16, 2011, by Keri Putnam

Help Save Funding for the Arts

We are facing a crisis.
In 1981, with a grant from the NEA, Robert Redford founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute. In the past…

My Muppet Morning

Posted Jan 28, 2011, by Jon Korn

My Muppet Morning

One of the best things about the Off Screen program at the Sundance Film Festival is that you never know what might happen when…

Youth Culture in Iran: A Vibrant, Unknown Place

Posted Jan 26, 2011, by Claiborne Smith

Youth Culture in Iran: A Vibrant, Unknown Place

It was like a veil was being lifted during the Youth Culture in Iran panel at the Filmmaker Lodge on Sunday—a veil that blocks…

How to Make Art Matter

Posted Jan 24, 2011, by Eric Hynes

How to Make Art Matter

At a festival that showcases films from around the world, that exposes audiences here and beyond to a wide spectrum of…

Coming of Age, with Monkeys and Bud Cort

Posted Jan 24, 2011, by Jon Korn

Coming of Age, with Monkeys and Bud Cort

Another morning at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival means another fascinating conversation at the Cinema Cafe in the Filmmakers…

Thought Machine

Posted Jan 23, 2011, by Eric Hynes

Thought Machine

I found myself in the driver’s seat of a parked, dark blue Chevy Malibu, anxiously alternating between the rearview and…

Searching for A Tribe Called Quest

Posted Jan 23, 2011, by Mike Plante

Searching for A Tribe Called Quest

Director (and hard working actor) Michael Rapaport premiered his documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe…

Cinema Café Opens with a Big, Bloody Bang

Posted Jan 21, 2011, by Jon Korn

Cinema Café Opens with a Big, Bloody Bang

The movie geeks were out in force Friday morning at the Filmmaker Lodge, drawn there by the irresistible siren song that was…

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