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Sundance Film Festival
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.
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...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Director Joe Berlinger is no stranger to Sundance. He has over the years debuted six lauded documentaries there, the last being WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger in 2014. The first was back in ‘92 when he and colleague Bruce Sinofsky’s Brother’s Keeper won the...
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
After 10 days and 121 feature films, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards ceremony took place on Saturday night (2/2), with host Marianna Palka emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking. Honorees represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Bold,...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood's top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind.
But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum on the dismal industry statistics . And the positive reception to and pricey acquisitions of films like Gurinder Chadha's "...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.
Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.
The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-...
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
"Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha knows a little bit about being a Bruce Springsteen fan, having seen The Boss at Wembley Stadium in 1984 where she proudly stood atop her chair and sang her heart out to his songs. So when she came across Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir...