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Sundance Is Robert Redford's 'Safe Word'

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Richard Ayoade says his connection to Sundance founder Robert Redford runs deeper than most filmmakers. "I think Robert is g...

Laggies

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Lynn Shelton's Laggies premiered last night at Sundance and it felt like a Graduation, which is even more appropriate when you see the film.

Sasha Bronner

Why Zoe Saldana Couldn't Go On Stage After Emotional Sundance Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Zoe Saldana is an international movie star, having played lead roles in "Avatar," the "Star Trek" reboot and countless other films. But it's her role ...

Kristen Stewart's Latest Role Was Originally Written For A Man

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Kristen Stewart is earning praise for her turn as a newly hired guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp's U.S. prison in the Sundance movie "Camp X...

Sundance Stars Can Get Their Workouts With Festival's Soul Cycle Classes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Associated Press reporters at the Sundance Film Festival share what's in their notebooks: ANOTHER SOMALIAN PIRATE DRAMA: Fil...

Roger Ebert Documentary To See Sundance Premiere

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

CHICAGO (AP) — When "Life Itself" debuts Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, it will be the first time Roger Ebert's widow will see the full docum...

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Good News For Zach Braff

Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, Zach Braff raised millions of dollars from fans through a Kickstarter campaign to fund a passion project called "Wish I Was Here." ...

Taking 'A Total Disruption' Open Source

Turnstyle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Sundance winning documentarian Ondi Timoner isn't in the habit of doing things in half-measures. Her latest endeavor...

Nick Offerman Is Heading To Sundance

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month ...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Sunday, Dec. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As a critic who regularly attends a couple of film festivals a year I average seeing four films a day and have been known to see as many as six in one day. So I have to admit I appreciate the more casual approach to scheduling at the Dubai International Film Festival.

The Sundance Lineup Is Here

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Our first major glimpse of next year's indie darlings is here, thanks to the newly unveiled lineup for the Sundance Film Festival. Among the offerings...

Bio-docs: Who Controls the Narrative?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are in the midst of a bumper crop of bio-docs: documentaries focused on single figures who have wound up on the wrong side of history and who seemingly want the chance to get their side of the story on the record.

Movie Review: Escape from Tomorrow

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Randy Moore's Escape from Tomorrow may be the year's most subversive film: a horrifying satire of the manufactured fun we've come to associate with the Disney assembly line.

Why America's Students Are Dropping Out (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In today’s competitive economy, the value of a diploma cannot be overstated. Yet when only seven in 10 ninth-graders complete high school on tim...

Culver City's Best New Restaurant

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I, for one, am a meat eater and am always skeptical about vegan restaurants, but with a menu as varied as it is satisfying, Sage is a welcome addition to the Culver City foodie landscape and a place I look forward to revisiting.

Movie Review: Concussion

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been fascinated with Robin Weigert since the first time I remember seeing her, as the hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Calamity Jane in David Milch's too-short HBO series, Deadwood.

Toronto Film Festival 2013: Don't Give Me the Business

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I used to anticipate the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF, as it were) with something approaching glee. But as I prepare to head north on Sunday, I feel, well, not dread or even trepidation -- I guess resignation is the word I'm looking for.

Movie Review: Adore

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This Australian film, from director Anne Fontaine, was titled Two Mothers when it screened at Sundance in January, The Grandmothers when it was a short novel by Doris Lessing.

Modern Griot: Michael Genet

Yvonna Russell | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Yvonna Russell

Actor, singer, screenwriter and now author Michael Genet's new book, "'They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am" enlightens the struggle to thrive and succeed with humor, grit and truth.

I've Got You Under My Skin

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Touchy Feely discovers what happens when the psychic balance of a family is disrupted, upended and everyone is changed for the better -- eventually.

Film Review: Ain't Them Bodies Beautiful and Hollow

Brian Formo | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Ain't Them Bodies Saints is meticulously constructed. With deft camerawork and a pure attention to 70s small town details, there is a fantastic, technically sound structure that director David Lowery has built.

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Boasts Artfulness

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

The outlaw romance "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a lyrical, sepia-toned folk tale, awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that ...

Theater Magic at Sundance

Doug Wright | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Doug Wright

I've been coming to the Sundance Institute Theater Lab for ten years or more, originally as a starry-eyed young playwright. More recently, I've been returning as an advisor, lending whatever craft and acumen I can to the plays in process.

Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.