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32 items tagged with Sundance Film Festival

  • 12 Must-See Sundance Successes

    12 Must-See Sundance Successes | LIST

    121 feature-length films from 37 countries premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Nobody but the programmers saw them all. But we were lucky enough to check out the following twelve standouts – from Miles...

    January 27, 2014 1:50 PM ET
  • Sundance Darling 'Dear White People' Tackles Campus Race Relations

    Sundance Darling 'Dear White People' Tackles Campus Race Relations | ARTICLE

    Justin Simien’s debut feature, Dear White People, has been one of the most buzzed about films in Park City, earning the Sundance Festival's Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent at Saturday's awards ceremony. A fan favorite...

    January 26, 2014 3:40 PM ET
  • 'Finding Fela' Brings Afrobeat to Sundance

    'Finding Fela' Brings Afrobeat to Sundance | ARTICLE

    Fela Kuti, the Nigerian musician who defined Afrobeat, influenced everyone from Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson. Now, with Finding Fela, Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie) sheds new light on the politically...

    January 24, 2014 4:25 PM ET
  • Meet 'Lambert & Stamp': The Unlikely Duo That Tamed the Who

    Meet 'Lambert & Stamp': The Unlikely Duo That Tamed the Who | ARTICLE

    "There is no better dinner date than Chris Stamp," says James D. Cooper, whose debut documentary Lambert & Stamp premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival. The film feels like a night hanging out...

    January 24, 2014 3:45 PM ET
  • Goodbye Stefon, Hello Milo: Bill Hader Debuts a Dark Side at Sundance

    Goodbye Stefon, Hello Milo: Bill Hader Debuts a Dark Side at Sundance | ARTICLE

    In Craig Johnson's Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins, Bill Hader plays Kristen Wiig's suicidal, estranged and gay fraternal twin Milo. The former SNL castmates, immediately convincing as brother and sister, gradually reconcile and discover what...

    January 23, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • How 'The Raid 2' Redefines Action Cinema

    How 'The Raid 2' Redefines Action Cinema | VIDEO

    Tuesday night, following the premiere of The Raid 2 at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Twitter exploded with mouthwatering, hyperbolic fanboy glee, with attendees comparing the film to everything from The Godfather to The Dark Knight...

    January 23, 2014 11:50 AM ET
  • Beyond 'Mad Men': John Slattery and 'God's Pocket' Shine at Sundance

    Beyond 'Mad Men': John Slattery and 'God's Pocket' Shine at Sundance | ARTICLE

    John Slattery's directorial debut, God's Pocket, premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival and has already been sold to IFC films. The dark comedy, set in a gritty south Philadelphia neighborhood, is

    January 22, 2014 3:35 PM ET
  • 7 Things We Learned From the Mitt Romney Sundance Doc

    7 Things We Learned From the Mitt Romney Sundance Doc | ARTICLE

    Filmmaker Greg Whiteley was given total control over his documentary Mitt – which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival – so long as he promised not to release any footage until after the

    January 21, 2014 5:05 PM ET
  • Metallica, Dirt Bikes and Jesse Pinkman: Checking in With Aaron Paul

    Metallica, Dirt Bikes and Jesse Pinkman: Checking in With Aaron Paul | ARTICLE

    In director Kat Candler's Hellion – a feature-length expansion of her 2012 Sundance selected-short of the same name – Aaron Paul sheds the tormented Jesse Pinkman to play the similarly distraught Hollis, a man who recently...

    January 21, 2014 3:40 PM ET
  • The Extraordinary Aaron Swartz: Sundance Sees 'The Internet's Own Boy'

    The Extraordinary Aaron Swartz: Sundance Sees 'The Internet's Own Boy' | ARTICLE

    The Internet's Own Boy was a film that sadly had to happen. From the moment programmer and hacktivist Aaron Swartz died in early 2013, the online community he fought so hard to connect and protect rallied...

    January 21, 2014 12:10 PM ET
  • Sundance 2014's Opening Weekend: Our Analytical By the Numbers Report

    Sundance 2014's Opening Weekend: Our Analytical By the Numbers Report | ARTICLE

    One FilmThat's how long it took for critics to declare the first great film of Sundance. Usually the fest starts off slow, but this year, it kicked off with a literal drum roll: Miles Teller...

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM ET
  • Meet Breakout Sundance Star Miles Teller

    Meet Breakout Sundance Star Miles Teller | ARTICLE

    Opening night films at the Sundance Film Festival are a bit like opening acts: The audience is still spilling into town, and while the theater may be packed, the town is still half-full. Opening night films...

    January 17, 2014 2:15 PM ET
  • How Nick Cave Lost His V-Card, and More From the Rocker's Sundance Doc

    How Nick Cave Lost His V-Card, and More From the Rocker's Sundance Doc | ARTICLE

    Most music docs chop up concert footage, edit in screaming fans and call it a day. Far too often, it feels like you're watching the exact same film, only recast with different bands. But Iain Forsyth...

    January 16, 2014 5:50 PM ET
  • 19 Burning Questions for Sundance 2014

    19 Burning Questions for Sundance 2014 | LIST

    Lost amid the snow, schmoozing and star-gazing of the Sundance Film Festival is the fact that it's really about movies – films made far from Hollywood, projects that no executive would greenlight (but which several will...

    January 15, 2014 1:55 PM ET
  • Ben Gibbard, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Score Sundance Films

    Ben Gibbard, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Score Sundance Films | ARTICLE

    This year's Sundance Film Festival has a few musical all-stars on its side. Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boys rapper/producer Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz have both scored films that will screen at the...

    January 6, 2014 5:35 PM ET
  • Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' to Premiere at Sundance in January

    Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' to Premiere at Sundance in January | ARTICLE

    Zach Braff's Garden State follow-up, Wish I Was Here, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wish I Was Here is among the 119 feature-length films...

    December 19, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Sundance Film Festival Announces 2014 Premieres Lineup

    Sundance Film Festival Announces 2014 Premieres Lineup | ARTICLE

    Today, the Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup of its premieres for 2014, a roster of 17 feature films as well as documentary picks. The slate includes new projects from stars like Michael Fassbender and Amy Poehler,...

    December 9, 2013 6:05 PM ET
  • Lake Bell Finds Her Directorial Voice in 'In a World...'

    Lake Bell Finds Her Directorial Voice in 'In a World...' | ARTICLE

    At first glance, Lake Bell's new film In a World... – which she wrote, directed and starred in – seemed rooted in a small, quirky plot straight out of a Christopher Guest mockumentary. Her film explores the...

    August 9, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Pussy Riot Documentary to Premiere on HBO in June

    Pussy Riot Documentary to Premiere on HBO in June | ARTICLE

    The Pussy Riot documentary that was bought by HBO at Sundance will premiere on the channel in early June. Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer was directed and produced by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin and...

    March 15, 2013 3:45 PM ET
  • Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release

    Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release | ARTICLE

    Several years ago, former A&M Records head Gil Friesen was stoned at a Leonard Cohen concert when he became fixated on Cohen's backup singers. 

The result of Friesen's musings is Twenty Feet From Stardom, a documentary that...

    January 28, 2013 5:20 PM ET
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