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Fearless 'Push Girl' Tiphany Adams: 'It's Okay To Be Vulnerable'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

On October 15, 2000, Tiphany Adams, then a high-school senior in Northern California, was a passenger in a car that was hit head-on by a drunk driver ...

Review: Little Birds Never Soars High

Zach Udko | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Set in California's forgotten Salton Sea, writer-director Elgin James' debut follows 15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) as they attempt to flee their impoverished community and build a nest in Los Angeles with a group of runaway squatters.

Lucas Kavner

Sundance Director Fights His Violent Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

On Tuesday Elgin James sat in a plush room in his publicist's office, filled with Nintendo Wii systems, controllers and a Kirby pillow. It seemed like...

How Not to Make a Documentary

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew what the odds were when we started (though, of course, I was convinced I could beat them). I'd heard the horror stories from filmmakers I'd interviewed over the years: unscrupulous and inept producers, financiers and film companies, and so forth.

Review: Goats

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It used to be that a movie that celebrated the use of marijuana was considered shocking, scandalous, unacceptable and inappropriate. To some people, it probably still is.

Fearless 'Push Girl' Auti Angel: 'Once You Fall In Love With The Person, You Forget About The Wheelchair'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 2, 1992, professional hip-hop dancer Auti Angel was on the verge of signing a recording contract with Columbia Records. The next day, her spina...

'Queen Of Versailles' Shows How The .001% Live

The Hairpin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women

Ten kitchens. A bowling alley. A health spa. A full-sized baseball field. A separate wing for the children. Something that could logically be referred...

Sex in Afghanistan, Religion in China and Debunking Goldman Sachs at the Sunnyside Documentary Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

French filmmakers and funders defend auteur-driven works, finance documentaries that ask tough questions, and fight back against a mainstreaming of factual filmmaking, is one of the strong suits of Sunnyside.

Making a Squackett: Conversations With Chris Squire & Steve Hackett, Plus Documentarian John Edginton on Wish You Were Here

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Fearless 'Push Girl' Mia Schaikewitz: 'Being Paralyzed Is My Perfect Life Challenge!'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living

When she was 15 years old, Mia Schaikewitz was a competitive swimmer in Atlanta. Suddenly one night she found that she couldn't move her legs. Twelve ...

Review: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Beasts of the Southern Wild is easily one of the best films of 2012. It is the kind of intimate experience that ennobles independent film-making and it is a genuine piece of must-see cinema.

The New Media Film Festival Returns to L.A. This Week

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Now in its third year, The New Media Film Festival, the event that Culture Rehab called 'Sundance for the Facebook crowd' returns to the Landmark Cinema on West Pico.

Fearless 'Push Girl' Angela Rockwood: 'I Literally Just Push Through It All And Try To Stay Positive'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living

On September 2, 2001, Angela Rockwood was a successful model preparing to marry her fiancé and soul mate, actor Dustin Nguyen. One day later, a car a...

The Los Angeles Film Festival

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.

'Push Girl' Auti Angel: 'I'm Fulfilling My Dreams' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

When dancer Auti Angel was 22 and on the verge of signing a record deal, a car accident nearly stole her show-business dream. "A car clipped the front...

What To Watch This Week

Posted 06.28.2012 | TV

Waiting sucks, but we're pleased to report that the wait is finally over for the new season of "True Blood," which premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m....

Lucas Kavner

Bobcat Goldthwait: From Chair Arsonist To Indie Auteur

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Bobcat Goldthwait is many things to many people. He was that guy from the "Police Academy" movies and the celebrated stand-up comic who lit Jay Leno's...

Prince Charles and Robert Redford Together for the World Premiere Screening of Harmony

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 06.28.2012 | Green
Julie Bergman Sender

As we write from London, we confess that as filmmakers it doesn't get much better than this: the Sundance Institute announcement that HRH The Prince of Wales will introduce the World Theatrical Premiere of our film Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World.

Spike Lee's Newest Joint Gets A Release Date

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

Spike Lee's newest joint, Red Hook Summer, which premiered at Sundance to mixed reviews and which was (wrongly) hailed as 'Do The Right Thing 2', has ...

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

Between cut-throat competition on "The Voice," the return of "Revenge" and four premieres (including the highly-anticipated "Veep"), this week in TV i...

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

Lori Fradkin

'Bachelorette' Writer On What It's Really Like To Be An Assistant

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women

When the raunchy "Bachelorette" debuted at Sundance this year, audiences were quick to note that, yes, the comparisons to "Bridesmaids" were inevitabl...

Bindlestiffs: A Raunchy Teen Comedy Made By Teens

Turnstyle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Bindlestiffs has the distinction of being one of the most oversexed, twisted, and just plain messed up comedies in ages, and when you ...

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

Sundance 2012: Year of the Comedy (It's Complicated)

Roya Rastegar | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

An unprecedented number of comedies appeared in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival line-up, marking a substantial shift in the direction of American independent film.