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Reflections From Sundance About the Power of Data Versus Story

Tim Hanstad | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

As a data-driven leader, for years I have carried a prejudice against the value and power of storytelling, often thinking of stories as too anecdotal, bordering on the shallow.

Crowdfunding 201: A New Model From Seed & Spark

Turnstyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

By Lucas McNelly It's a familiar scene to many filmmakers: they budget out their film, calling in favors left and right, then they launch their crowd...

When Dream Jobs Don't Come True

The Levo League | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
The Levo League

At 28 years of age, I have worked at over 11 magazines and websites and I have never left a job. Not once. I've never been salaried, had health insurance or opened a savings account.

Breakthrough Year for Women at Sundance 2013

Hilary Armstrong | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Hilary Armstrong

As a woman in an industry that is dominated by men, I was delighted to see that for the first time ever, women made half of the 16 U.S. competition dramas at Sundance. Women produced, directed, wrote and starred in some of the most powerful films at the festival.

WATCH: 'Dirty Wars' Documentarians: U.S. 'Trying To Kill Its Way To Victory'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The filmmakers behind a documentary that investigates the source of U.S. kill lists and drone strikes say it seems as if the United States "is trying ...

Tamil Poet Salma and Her Extraordinary Rise to Success

Fariha Roisin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Allow women to soar in their own right, to cultivate themselves under their own standards, to be people of their own making. Only when women have these simple civil liberties will we see real developmental changes in the world.

Sundance and Slamdance: An Equal Abundance of Brave New Films

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

For hardcore movie lovers, like myself, there is no month quite like January. Amidst the frenzy of Hollywood's movie award season, the snowy, scenic hamlet of Park City, Utah simultaneously hosts two of the world's finest independent film festivals

10 Sundance Films That Push The Boundaries

Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts

Whether you are living the dream in Park City this week or tossing barbs at the festival via the alt-fest known as Slamdance, the Sundance Film Festiv...

Sundance Report: The Brave 'New Frontier'

Turnstyle | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

By Lucas McNelly I have this button on my lanyard now with a picture of a rock on it. Exciting, right? Except that it kind of is. See, I also have an...

Latinos Are Showing Their Talents At Sundance

Posted 01.24.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Forget Hollywood and New York, right now the world’s greatest film mecca is Park City, Utah. From now until the end of the m...

Live From Sundance 2013: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My favorite may have been A.C.O.D (which stands for Adult Children of Divorce). It's a rigorously funny and honest story of adult children and exasperation with their parents -- perhaps the best of its kind since David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster.

Sundance Review: 'Google and the World Brain'

Turnstyle | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

By Lucas McNelly There's a killer moment in Ben Lewis' fascinating documentary Google and the World Brain where the filmmakers, after traveling to t...

Which Sundance Films Could Crash The Oscars In 2014

Mike Hogan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

At this time last year, John Hawkes and Richard Gere were guaranteed Oscar nominatons (neither were nominated) and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was the next "The Tree of Life" (it was; "Beasts" earned four nominations). From sea level here in New York, it doesn't seem like any of the films at the 2013 festival have popped quite like those.

Tim Hetherton's Complex Legacy Preserved In New Film

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

In 2010 Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington premiered their visceral war film, "Restrepo," at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Pri...

What Did Daniel Radcliffe Think About His Gay Sex Scenes?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Daniel Radcliffe is actually used to being naked in front of audiences. The erstwhile Harry Potter starred in a 2007 West End production of "Equus," a...

Sundance Diary: 'Fruitvale'

John Lopez | Posted 03.23.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

There's always a film at the festival pretty much everyone agrees is worth it. This year it's Fruitvale. And the question that's really on your mind, presuming you haven't seen it already, I'll just answer straight out. Yes, it's that good.

How Drugs Are Transforming Sundance

Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Dude, let's get high! This is the sentiment that appears to be at the crux of many films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and while the presence of drugs in indie film is nothing new, it certainly is popping up as a palpable trend at this year's festival.

'It's The Part That Sucks As An Artist'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Live from Sundance 2013: Sunday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The most intriguing film of the day was Concussion, a film by Stacie Passon that could be considered a Sapphic version of Belle de Jour.

PHOTOS: Jessica Biel Teaches Us A Lesson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.20.2013 | Style

Seriously, we would've looked like a Yeti.

Sundance Diary -- Day One -- No, The Gate Keepers and Narco Cultura

John Lopez | Posted 01.18.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

This weekend "Young Hollywood" temporarily relocates from L.A. and the the fun of Sundance is finding the gems, the insightful needles among the indie haystacks. Slight skepticism aside, I've found at least one small gem so far.

Cambodia Documentary Premiering at Sundance Puts Human Face on Globalization Quagmire

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Greenberg

Kalyanee Mam's bold new documentary, A River Changes Course, shot in a breathtakingly beautiful, cinema-verite style, breaks new ground in presenting the lives of Cambodians marching from their ancient culture into a globalized economy.

Liberal Documentaries Light Up Sundance

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

The Sundance Film Festival, which began its 11-day, 119-title run on Thursday night with a few low-key screenings, is best known for indie films like ...

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.

Gay Sundance 2013: The Year Ahead In Independent Queer Cinema

Phillip B. Crook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip B. Crook

The wealth of movies exploring LGBT experiences is especially rich at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today with a diverse, star-dusted lineup of queer movies. Here, festival director John Cooper, a gay father, offers his take on this year's achievements in queer cinema.