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Sundance and other Park City Festivals news, past and future. January 21 - 31, 2016 #sundance
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Ro*Co Films, Abramorama and Film Sprout partner to distribute the highly-anticipated documentary about abortion laws, in theaters and community screenings, in advance of SCOTUS landmark case
PBS' Independent Lens will broadcast the film in June
Trilogy Films, Big Mouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and Chicken & Egg Pictures have announced a partnership with Ro*Co Films, Abramorama, Film Sprout and Independent Lens to distribute Dawn Porter's TRAPPE...
SONITA directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was the big documentary winner at Sundance, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in ...
Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. The Birth of a Nation and Sonita won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for their respective sections, marking the third time in Festival history two films have done this in the same year, and continuing a four-year streak of at le...
Join "Anomalisa" co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, cinematographer Joe Passarelli, and producer Rosa Tran live at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café.
7Meet (on video) Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, Rachel Morrison, and moderator Alex Ross Perry for a discussion on the aesthetics of film, its intrinsic qualities, and its appeal to filmmakers who have made the artistic choice to use film as a shooting format.
Will Allen (former member of The Cult) tells us about his film "Holy Hell," which premieres in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The Birth of a Nation
Top Prizes Go to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner
Short Film Awards, Global Filmmaking Awards, Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Awards also Honored
(L-R) The Birth of a Nation, Credit: Elliot Davis; Sonita, Credit: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami; Between Sea and Land, Credit: Sundance...
Paul Bettany (AVENGERS film series, IRON MAN film series), Natalie Dormer (THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (THE HOBBIT films, upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, SHERLOCK), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller OFFICIAL SECRETS which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (DEVIL’S KNOT).
Justin Chadwick (MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) will direct the true story...
THE FREE WORLD
Section: US Dramatic Competition
Directed & Written by Jason Lew
Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer
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"Affecting performances from Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"A 'miscarriage of justice' drama that will draw comparisons to 'Making a Murderer.'" - Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels (LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, PRECIOUS and creator and producer of the Fox hit series EMPIRE) will direct the documentary feature film THE APOLLO THEATER FILM PROJECT – the authorized history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater, it was announced today by White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa.
In the spirit of the Apollo Theater’s tradition of active audience participation and in support of this docume...
Sundance Channel Global has acquired five films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, among them Mammal.
Mammal has been acquired for Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Meanwhile, The Fits and Jacqueline (Argentine) have been licensed for Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Dutch Benelux, Iberia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Spa Night was picked up for Dutch Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia ...
Tim Sutton's Haunting Prelude to an American Massacre
Set amidst a seemingly limitless expanse of sprawl that could be anywhere in the United States, Dark Night is a portrait of 21st-century Americans under deep emotional and financial duress. A veteran. An outcast. A social-media addict. An immigrant. All living lives of quiet desperation, but all about to intersect in that supremely popular venue of American escapism: ...
(L-R) Maman(s), Credit: Sundance Film Festival; The Procedure, Credit: Jacob Rosen; Thunder Road, Credit:Jim Cummings.
Sundance Institute announced today the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 72 short films selected from 8,712 submissions, went to Thunder Road by director and screenwriter Jim Cummings. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah; full video ...
Joshua Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café.
A daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions. #cinemacafe
Cinema Café guests have included Louis CK, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Roger Corman, Julie Delpy, Nick Hornby, Dave Grohl, Walter Murch, James Marsh, Gaspar Noé, Steve Coogan, Samantha Power, Parker Posey, Ice-T, and many more. So bring your questions and an open mind.
kick off the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with Festival Director John Cooper, Executive Director Keri Putnam, and Robert Redford
Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam during the Day One Press Conference Photo: Calvin Knight
A FILM BY SO YONG KIM
Actors Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Riley Keough
(The Girlfriend Experience, Mad Max), Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color) and Rosanna Arquette
Director/co-writer So Yong Kim and co-writer/producer Bradley Rust Gray.
Using the poetics of naturalism and minimalism in lieu of explicit dialogue and...
2016 Sundance Film Festival
Writer/Director: Tim Sutton
Actors: Robert Jumper and Anna Rose Hopkins
Composer: Maica Armata
Producer: Alexandra Byer
Executive Producer: Jonathan Gray
WHEN: Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Press Check-In Time: 7:50pm
Press Line Begins: 8:20pm
Press Line Ends: 8:45pm
A Bold Interrogation of the Power of the Camera
By Director & Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson
What does it mean to film somebody? What effect does it have on them - and what does it have on you? Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot Citizenfour, Happy Valley, Fahrenheit 911, The Oath, The Invisible War, and dozens of ...
Online screeners available for review and interviews
Screening times at Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT
January 25th, 2016 7:45PM- Gallery
January 26th, 2016 10:00PM- Ballroom
MY ENEMIES is US premiering at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
Starring Louise Marleau (THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE), Frederic Lemay (LOUIS CYR), Hubert Prou...
Jeremy Saulnier's Fiendishly Effective Thriller Opens April 1 from A24 Plays at Sundance Film Festival in Spotlight Section
A punk band on the road find themselves besieged by neo-Nazis in a backwoods Oregon club, in this brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and Imogen Poots, from the director of the cult hit BLUE RUIN. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights are fin...
North American Premiere Sundance 2016 | NEXT
Written + Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
Starring Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam + Inayah Rodgers
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Sweat, blood, and dancing"
"Royalty Hightower, gives a commanding, physical performance"
- VANITY FAIR
Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Olivia Bond
Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.
Shot in crisp black and whit...
**Official Selection - 2016 Berlinale Panorama**
A dynamic coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing, KIKI offers riveting and complex insight into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth-of-color who comprise the "Kiki" scene, a vibrant, safe space for performance created and governed by these activists. Following members of the scene as they prepare for and perform at exuberant Kiki ba...
ACTRESS DAISY RIDLEY SIGNS ON TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE SUNDANCE PREMIERE FILM
“THE EAGLE HUNTRESS”
Daisy Ridley, star of the current blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and hero to young women everywhere, has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, as announced by Morgan Spurlock, executive producer for the film.
Ridley joined the team after seeing a cut of film and felt she was obligated to do everything within her power to make sure...
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the...
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