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Sundance 2011

Exclusive Q&A: Filmmaker Breathes Fire into Ultra-Indie Bellflower

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

What is Bellflower? It's a road movie, a mumblecore/relationship film, even a weird buddy pic with some bitchy girls and that flamethrower.

Why to or Not to Go to Park City During the Sundance Film Festival

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

On the heels of Sundance's glittery 2011 Film Festival, an orgy of celebrity, celluloid, chalet styling, and (some) sport, I offer a first-timer's assessment of the scene.

Sundance 2011 and the Hope of a New Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

While the flurry of films snapped up by distributors at this year's Sundance is indicative of a rejuvenated film industry, it is the clarity of spirit that will inspire audiences to reassess our values.

Sundance 2011 and the Sound of My Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Described as films that "stretch a low budget to create big art," the films in Next are more aptly characterized as films that cut straight into the pulse of American society. No quivering, no hesitation.

Sundance Pandemic: Storytelling's Next Step

Turnstyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

Director Lance Weiler's storytelling project, Pandemic 1.0, takes the ideas of interactivity and collaboration to another level, which has made it one of the most talked about experiences at Sundance.

Sundance: Rage, Outrage, and a Vision

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Beinhart

On every level, coal mining and burning coal for energy is destructive. Watch the film to be outraged. And to be inspired.

Live From Sundance 2011: Parting Thoughts

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sundance has transformed over the years from a film festival -- which implies the celebration of film and filmmakers -- into a film market, where products are bought and sold.

Live from Sundance 2011: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Images -- political and otherwise -- often have only the most tenuous relationship with reality. As it happened, that idea was a significant factor in several of the films I saw at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

'Indie 2.0?' Kevin Smith Auctions Off 'Red State' Distribution Rights To.. Himself

nytimes.com | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah-- It's Kevin Smith's circus. We're just clowns in it. Or is it the other way around? The Sundance hype for Mr. Smith's latest movie, ...

Live From Sundance 2011: Day Three

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Three of the four films I saw at Sundance 2011 on Saturday not only fit the bill for 'comedy,' but acquit themselves nicely. And each comes from a different country -- the U.S., Ireland and Norway.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Film festival programmers rarely create festivals full of films built around a single theme. Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.

FILM: Sundance 2011 Film Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Sundance Film Festival, one of the most heavily-attended and celebrity-studded film festivals in the US, announced their 2011 lineup today in Los ...