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This 'Kiki' Clip Picks Up Where 'Paris Is Burning' Left Off

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment

Twenty-five years after "Paris Is Burning" stormed through the Sundance Film Festival, another documentary centered on the queer community's ball cul...

19 Sundance Documentaries That We'll Be Talking About In 2016

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

The movies most commonly associated with the Sundance Film Festival are indie darlings -- daring dramas like "Sex, Lies and Videotape," moody meditat...

14 Movies That Could Stir Up Buzz At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Movie buffs and skiing aficionados alike will descend upon Park City, Utah, on Thursday for the start of the Sundance Film Festival. In search o...

Sundance Doc Offers Snapshot Of America's Thorny Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

Two months before the Supreme Court hears a case about Texas abortion restrictions, a new documentary exploring the same subject is set to premiere t...

Wines to Pair With the Sundance Film Festival

Kirsten Fox | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste
Kirsten Fox

My little mountain town of Park City, Utah, will be invaded, as it is every year at the end of January, by the People-In-Black, "PIBs" as they're affectionately referred to by the locals.

Where Hollywood A-Listers Hang Out During Sundance in Park City

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Oscar Raymundo

Chances are your favorite indie movie of all time -- whether that'd be Reservoir Dogs, Garden State, Memento, Heathers, Tangerine, or American Psy...

Indie Filmmaker, Kris Swanberg, on Her Film, Unexpected, and Finding Balance

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of female directors in Hollywood. For indie director Kris Swanberg, the pressures in filmmaking center more around finding the balance between directing and motherhood.

Oaxaca Film Fest: International Films, Sundance and Mezcal in the Colonial City

Karin Badt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I happened to learn about the Oaxaca Film Festival by the luck of coincidence. While surfing in Puerto Escondido, I met its charismatic director, Ramiz Adeeb Azar, an Iranian American, based in the city of Oaxaca, on the beach.

Dreamcatcher: Offering Condoms and Compassion to Ladies of the Night

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The story begins like many famous fairy tales. An orphaned infant is sent to live with a relative--a grandmother, this time.

New Documentary Traces The History And Legacy Of Hip-Hop Fashion

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop...

'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

'Dope' Director Explains How Film Busts Stereotypes

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices

CANNES, France (AP) — "Dope" began in the ears of Rick Famuyiwa. The Los Angeles filmmaker was listening to Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Tyler th...

Just Ride

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Seamus McGraw

Maybe after all these years, my memory is playing tricks on me, but I remember him looking like a brilliant bolt of lightning that carried its own sto...

The Aftermath of Tribeca: James Franco on Adderall, Lily Tomlin as a Grandma, Jason Schwartzman with a Huge Penis, and the Wolfpack Are Coming to Your Local Theatres

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Of the hundreds of films screened at festivals across the nation only a handful will wind up at your local theatres, and that goes for those lucky enough to have been viewed at the growingly prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).

The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As a fever ate away at my remaining brain cells last week, I was bombarded with questions about the Tony nominations. I answer two main questions below.

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Jenni Olson's New Film 'The Royal Road'

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Wrapping Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I'm in New York, the Tribeca screenings have to get in line with all the other things on my calendar -- and most of those take precedence over spending Saturday or Sunday at a multiplex in Battery Park City watching films I probably wouldn't review even if they were released.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 17

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years. 

The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, The Mask You Live In, which embarks on a power...

The Long and Short of Shortsfest in Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred -- about movies in general and short films in particular -- then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars.

Seymour: An Introduction

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hellin Kay

"Music is like God. It's intangible," proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn't agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by ...

Sundance 2015: 7 Brilliant Performances From TV Favorites

Hulu.com | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

You might know them as Charlie from Girls or Robin from How I Met Your Mother, but the following actors we know from the boxes in our living rooms prove that they command even more star power on the big screen, stretching their acting chops to heights we didn't know existed. Here were our favorites from this year's Sundance.