Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night. But if 2021 proved anything, it's that the world's premier independent film festival is more than...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Two directorial duos--one sporting individual Sundance track records, the other with a joint pedigree at the festival--return this month with their latest documentaries.

Then we have two solo artisans on the narrative side, bringing their feature directorial debuts to Sundance.

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Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge. 

Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival will start as scheduled...

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

The Sundance Film Festival is returning to the Utah mountains in January armed with documentaries about Bill Cosby, Princess Diana, Kanye West and Lucille Ball and the directorial debuts of Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro and Jesse Eisenberg.
Festival organizers unveiled the lineup for the 2022...

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Art vs. commerce isn’t necessarily an either/or proposition. The two aren’t always at odds. Sometimes both can peacefully co-exist, if not flourish. And a couple prime examples of such flourishing emerged front and center at the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival.

Consider CODA...

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

I’m so honored to be a part of the Sundance Film Festival 2021, participating in Tabitha Jackson’s first festival and the very first virtual Sundance festival. Jane (animation director Samborski) and I were previously in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with an animated short we did called ...

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Questlove accepted his documentary grand jury prize and audience award from his car on the way to work and “CODA” director Sian Heder accepted her top awards in American Sign Language from her own home with her kids by her side and her husband filming. The 2021 

Sundance Film Festival...

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

Rebecca Hall came across Nella Larsen's novel "Passing" at a time when she was grappling with her own family history. 

She'd become aware that her maternal grandfather was "white passing," and it might have gone back even further. Then someone handed her this book, from 1929, about two...

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West first came across the name Pauli Murray while working on their Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG." Ruth Bader Ginsburg had written "Pauli Murray" on the front cover of her first women's rights brief before the Supreme Court to give credit for the idea she'd be...

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021

Ever heard of the band Sparks? If you haven't, you're not alone. If you have, it's not unlikely that they're one of your favorite bands. 

The pop rock duo formed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael has in their five-decade run gained a cult following of some seriously creative people, from...

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