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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 03.19.2013 | Gay 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.

Sundance 2013 Films Featuring/Directed By Black Talent

Black Film | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices

Once again, as the new year starts, so do the hopes for several filmmakers and talent who want to have their films picked up for distribution at the u...

Interview With Lauren Schnipper, Producer of Sundance Film K.I.T.

Teddy Wayne | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Teddy Wayne

It's a coup for any film to get into Sundance, and this year is no exception. One such film is K.I.T., produced by Lauren Schnipper. I spoke with Schnipper about the film and what Sundance can do for emerging filmmakers.

Sundance Shines Spotlight On Indie Film

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah — It's that time of year again when a tiny ski-resort town becomes the place to be for anyone in show business – stars and...

Sundance Documentaries Dominate Oscar Nods

Posted 01.10.2013 | Arts

The Oscar nominations are in, and although some members of Hollywood are feeling the biting chill of the Academy's cold shoulder (cough, Ben Affleck a...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No two film festivals are alike -- and those of us who attend them professionally tend to judge them by different standards than the average festival-goers.

Ashton Kutcher To Hit Sundance

AP | Posted 02.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace are among the highlights at January'...

Harry Potter Goes Indie

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has landed his first entry in the Sundance Film Festival. Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsber...

Sundance Lineup Includes Record Number Of Female Filmmakers

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Sundance Film Festival has an apparent record lineup of female directors competing for its top honor this January. Half the e...

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: 'Downton' Star's Very Different Role

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | TV

Michelle Dockery is time-traveling to the 1970s for her latest TV project, "Restless." In the Sundance Channel series, Dockery co-stars in the drama o...

Movie Review: The Sessions

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As abstracted in Ben Lewin's film, The Sessions, Mark Obrien's tale is one of of a first-time sexual adventurer, launching himself into a world of intimacy he previously thought would be denied to him.

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.