Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. 

His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire swept...

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary "Crip Camp" at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate Judith Heumann, one of the film's chief personalities, wheeled on stage. 

"It was as loud as a jet airplane...

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Director Braden King’s first narrative feature, HERE starring Ben Foster, debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Fast forward to today and King is back at Sundance in Park City, Utah, with another entry in the fest’s U.S. Dramatic lineup--The...

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

In this issue’s preview coverage of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, a couple of female filmmakers loom large, helping us keep our New Year’s resolution of accentuating the positive. So while there are no women nominees for the Best Director Oscar this...

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. 

Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see: "Dolittle...

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

"He did reach out multiple times...

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Works have been selected and set across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Kim Yutani, the Festival’s director of programming, said, “Authenticity and independent voices resonate across formats – and that’s evident across the full...

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film “Force Majeure” and Benh Zeitlin’s long-awaited follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild” are set to premiere. 

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Saturday, Jul. 13, 2019

The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

But few residents knew the details of how about 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were pulled...

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Chelsea has signed Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated director Nisha Ganatra for her first commercial representation. She is a heavyweight in episodic television whose new feature, Late Night, is making big waves following its premiere at the recently wrapped Sundance Film Festival...

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