Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

After the premiere of "Minari" at the Sundance Film Festival, while many in the audience were still drying their eyes, director Lee Isaac Chung quoted the author Willa Cather to explain how he had come to write a film based on his childhood, when his Korean family moved to rural Arkansas. ...

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grandson. The 28-year-old Dylan Redford was later that evening to premiere at Sundance a film he co-directed. 

"OK, Dylan. This is your moment," Redford said with...

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter supSince losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about "gutsy women" with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton's most prominent return to the...

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia regime and the companies and governments that do business with it.

Bryan Fogel's "The...

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary "On the Record" went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most roaring receptions. 

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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...

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