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Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Awards Its 50th Grant

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Formed shortly after Adrienne Shelly's death, the ASF, with its simple but critical mission of supporting women filmmakers, awarded its 50th production grant to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep.

Sundance And Gates Foundation Social Change Film Series Challenges You To Create Your Own

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

Instead of the depressing numbers and helpless faces that dominate discussions of hunger and destitution, these two short films explore creative solut...

Create A Video That Matters And Get It Screened At Sundance. Here's How

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Documentary films have long been responsible for illuminating under-told stories and raising awareness about important issues. In announcing their Sho...

Robert Redford Speaks Out Against LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

The Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, spoke out on supporting the Utah lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community when he was the Ke...

Mini-Sundance Film Fest Lands In LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Bob Strauss | Posted 10.03.2013 | Los Angeles

The Sundance Film Festival is coming to Los Angeles. A mini version of it, anyway -- and far from its usually snow-covered locale. From Aug. 8 to 11,...

Girl Model, a New Documentary on the Modeling Industry

Hellin Kay | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Hellin Kay

This is a photo from Polina Kouklina's first shoot for a fashion publication. I repeatedly told her agency that I didn't want to shoot girls under the age of 16. The agency told me she was 16. On set she told me she was 14 and by the middle of the shoot I found out she was actually 13.

January 21 Film Roundup

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.23.2012 | Home
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

I saw three very impressive films at Sundance yesterday and was reminded why I'm here.

Latino-Themed Movie Starring Gina Rodriguez to Rock Sundance Film Festival: Filly Brown

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

New Latino voices. Rising talent. A directorial vision from a co-directing team of complementary talents. It could just be the recipe for a movie that packs a punch...or in the least, a really cool rhyme.

Latino Themed Movies Take the Spotlight at Sundance Film Festival: Mosquita y Mari

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Guerrero's voice represents the complexity of the immigrant. Her identity is what she titles "Xicana Urban," a result of being born in San Francisco, raised in the East Bay Area, and maintaining a tight connection with her Mexican heritage.

Remembering Adrienne Shelly

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.

Sundance Announces Streaming Deals With Hulu, Netflix, YouTube And More

Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

Even if you can't make it to Utah this year for the Sundance Film Festival, don't worry: Sundance can come to you. In a press release, the Sundance...

Surprise at Tribeca Festival: Best Film on Haiti Ever

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

When The Drum Is Beating is a documentary that interweaves the extraordinary story of Orchestre Septentrional's six decades of creativity with the history of Haiti.

Cultural Diplomacy and the "Oh, I Didn't Know That" Factor

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia P. Schneider

In a globalized world where the powers of military might and diplomatic finesse have diminished, "Oh, I didn't know that" moments of cross cultural understanding can make a difference.

The Arts as an International Force for Change

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

World governments are increasingly excited about the economic power of the arts and the value of cultural exchange in a changing world.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Star-Studded Celebrity eBay Auction

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

2010-09-20-Screenshot20100920at10.24.46AM.pngI founded ASF with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

Redford, Woodward and Bernstein to Discuss Collaboration on All the President's Men

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Redford is expected to discuss his key, behind-the-scenes role in the making of the film; his relationship with Woodward and Bernstein; and the film's historical significance in the post-Watergate era.

Greening Hollywood: "Globalization on Acid" Is Sleep Dealer's Theme

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

"When you look at the future from the POV of the South, labor, migration, border security...all these issues, including privatization of water, waterworks, aqua terrorism loom large."