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Sundance 2012

Movie Review: LUV

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sheldon Candis' LUV is a rough coming-of-age tale that establishes Common as a rapper who could easily put his music career behind him and concentrate on acting.

The Sundance Diaries: Buzz Is All Good, Until You Get Arrested

John Hibey | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
John Hibey

We were shooting a Somali pirate film in Mombasa, Kenya. We needed real Somalis from Somalia, and of course, we needed real AK-47s for the pirate scenes. You don't go half way around the world to shoot with fake guns.

Sundance 2012: The Pact

Heather Donahue | Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

I've been here before. Not just Sundance, but a midnight screening of a horror movie at the Egyptian. That was almost thirteen years ago to the day, f...

Sundance 2012: Smashed

Heather Donahue | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

So many addiction narratives make it easy to say, "That's not me. I might drink a lot, but it's not that bad." Smashed acknowledges why anybody drinks in the first place: because it's fun.

Sundance 2012: The Pact

Heather Donahue | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

The Pact's genre vocabulary is vast and fluid, held taut by Nicholas McCarthy's masterful sense of tone. But, really, who cares? The scares are awesome.

Sundance Music Festival: 5 Ways to Grow the Live Shows Without Overdoing It

Taryn Haight | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

It wasn't until night two, during a lively performance by Vintage Trouble, that an overheard comment forced me to realize how impressive the music portion of the festival really was.

Sundance Doc Review: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

Ice-T revisits his roots as a rapper by visiting with an endless parade of legendary emcees to discuss how they approach their songwriting in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

Wrapping Up Sundance 2012

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So how was Sundance? Well, I feel as though I had a successful festival. By that, I mean that I achieved my main goal: I saw a lot of films that made me want to share them with the film clubs I program.

Smashed and Predisposed -- Sundance Spotlights Addiction

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.30.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

It's an old story that's not often told or told well in Hollywood, but this year's Sundance Film Festival premiered two films that showcase addiction and all its glorious collateral damage with effective grace and a deft touch.

Sundance Film Receives Huge Ovation, Biggest Sale Of The Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home

John Hawkes is no stranger to Sundance. Though he's still not quite a household name, he's managed to achieve a certain indie ubiquity in Park City ov...

Lucas Kavner

How A Sundance Film Finds Life Beyond The Festival | Lucas Kavner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

With so much going on, so much to see and hear and ogle, so many Paris Hilton sightings and free vodka sodas, it can be easy to forget the real purpos...

Shoring up the Pipeline for Female Filmmakers at Sundance

Pat Mitchell | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Mitchell

If you only pay attention to the press coverage and/or tweets from Sundance this year, you might think it is all about celebrity sightings, but in fact, there is some powerful paradigm shifting going on as well.

The Civil Wars: Fighting the Indie Music Battle and Winning

Taryn Haight | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

The past year has been quite the journey for Joy Williams and John Paul White -- a pair that only connected a few short years ago, during a music writing job in 2008.

Sundance 2012 Is Just Like College

Jo Piazza | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jo Piazza

If you want to watch aduts behave like they just arrived for the first week of freshman orientation, Main Street in Park City, Utah, during Sundance is the place to be.

Sundance 2012: Sleepwalk With Me

Heather Donahue | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

As you might expect from a film co-produced by WBEZ Chicago's This American Life, Sleepwalk With Me is an autobiographically-inspired film that is intimate, funny and sincere.

Jo Piazza

Julie Delpy And Chris Rock Talk '2 Days In New York' | Jo Piazza | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment

French actress and director Julie Delpy may be best known in the U.S. for her roles opposite Ethan Hawke "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset," but she...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The Sundance Film Festival is not all about movies. Many brands come together in the various gifting suites around Park City, UT in the hopes of getting their products in the hands of celebrities to drum up publicity and business.

Sundance 2012: The Comedy

Heather Donahue | Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

The Comedy is the first movie I've ever walked out of. Ever. I could be overheard bitching to another lady who had also just walked out that it was th...

T-Mobile and Google Music Launch "Magnified Artists" Music Store at Sundance

Taryn Haight | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Taryn Haight

The concept is perhaps the biggest leap yet in this still hot and malleable direct-to-fan era of music vending -- and the process is quite simple once you remove the middleman.

Watch 8 Shorts From Sundance 2012

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

For those of you who've been keeping up with our month-long series, The Sundance Diaries, you may have already heard about the Yahoo! shorts competiti...

Impromptu Sundance Diary Day 3

John Lopez | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment
John Lopez

The true find of the day -- the kind of jaw-dropping, breath-taking movie that gets applause even in a press screening -- was Toronto hit The Raid.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Party At Sundance 2012

Posted 01.22.2012 | Celebrity

It's that time of year again. Celebrities have flocked to snowy Park City, Utah, for the annual Sundance Film Festival to promote their new films, hit...

Danny Kass' Top Five Tips For The Sundance Slopes

Sarah Hall | Posted 03.22.2012 | Moviefone
Sarah Hall

Figuring out how to snowboard isn't easy. Unless you are at the Oakley Learn to Ride event at Sundance. It's a magical place where they dress you in cool clothes and give you a professional to help you fall your way down the mountain.

SUNDANCE BEGINS: The Fest's Top Buzzed-About Films

Posted 01.20.2012 | Los Angeles

If Los Angeles suddenly starts to feel empty and there is a curious lack of traffic, it's most likely because everyone in "The Business" is headed to ...

Book Adaptations At Sundance 2012

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Books

By Kristin Fritz via Word & Film: With so much ongoing overlap among books and movies, it’s no wonder that the annual wintertime Sundance Film Fe...