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racial divisions, political upheaval and a gay love story take the sundance spot


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 29, 2017, 6:38 p.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






that sold for how much? the big deals out of sundance


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 29, 2017, 6:38 p.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






indie focus: sundance 2017 maintains political edge right to the end


hello! i’m mark olsen, and welcome to another sundance edition of your regular field guide to a world of only good movies. the sundance film festival announced its winners on urday night. the awards spread the love among titles and had a few surprises, capping this unusual year in park city,...






films about, and by, women take top honors at politics-heavy sundance awards


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 29, 2017, 6:38 p.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 31, 2017, 11:09 a.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 29, 2017, 6:38 p.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






malia obama supported the dakota access pipeline protests at sundance


malia obama was reportedly spotted at a dapl protest at the sundance film festival.






malia obama supported the dakota access pipeline protests at sundance


malia obama was reportedly spotted at a dapl protest at the sundance film festival. 






sundance awards go to melanie lynskey thriller, syria doc


a crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about syria and one about an unconventional love story are among the top award winners of the 2017 sundance film festival.






life lessons on family from 'wilson'


sundance 2017 updates: 'get out' confronts the racism of liberal elites; 'if not love' redefines cinema through virtual reality jan. 27, 2017, 6:47 p.m. filmmakers come to sundance with stories that reveal personal truths -- the park city festival isn't one for shallow blockbusters -- and many...






the big deals at sundance: why the movies sold and how they might succeed


last year’s sundance film festival saw two of the priciest deals in the history of this gathering: fox searchlight’s record-breaking $17.5 million for “the birth of a nation” and amazon/roadside’s not quite as brinks-busting $10 million for “manchester by the sea.” those films wound up with two,...






'thoroughbred' director cory finley on the art of character development


sundance 2017 updates: 'get out' confronts the racism of liberal elites; 'if not love' redefines cinema through virtual reality jan. 27, 2017, 6:47 p.m. filmmakers come to sundance with stories that reveal personal truths -- the park city festival isn't one for shallow blockbusters -- and many...






sundance: racial divisions, political upheaval and a gay love story take the spo


by the time the sundance film festival e to a close urday night, it was clear that there had been no 2017 equivalent of “the birth of a nation” at the festival this year — no cinematic sen ion that swooped in from nowhere to dominate the prizes, score the biggest acquisition deal and promise...






festival premiere of series 's s fired' offers new twist on race-related shootin


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 31, 2017, 11:09 a.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






sundance 2017 updates: 'get out' confronts the racism of liberal elites; 'if not


sundance 2017 updates: 'get out' confronts the racism of liberal elites; 'if not love' redefines cinema through virtual reality jan. 27, 2017, 6:47 p.m. filmmakers come to sundance with stories that reveal personal truths -- the park city festival isn't one for shallow blockbusters -- and many...






celebration of women filmmakers triggers heated debate among salma hayek, jessic


sundance 2017 updates: the big winners, the huge deals, the heated controversies jan. 29, 2017, 6:38 p.m. sundance 2017 has come to an end, but with a bang, not a whimper. at the urday night awards, films that took on politics and feminism e out on top. and before that, a gathering of women...






in the burgeoning world of virtual reality, storytelling is both cutting-edge an


over the last several years, the sundance film festival has been an early adopter, and key champion, of bringing virtual-reality content into the world of film. what had once been primarily a gaming movement has evolved into a cinema fixture. sundance and its new frontier program are big reasons...






'i don't feel at home in this world anymore,' 'crown heights' headline feminist-


a sundance film festival that was colored, gripped and sometimes overshadowed by the early days of the donald trump administration saw a slew of feminist films win big at the gathering's awards. multiple female filmmakers nabbed top prizes, while a tale of a woman re- erting control over her...






'art in a time of crisis': america ferrera, st. vincent, jessica williams and su


people often like to refer to the “sundance bubble” as a dismissive way to wave off whatever happens in park city, utah, during the annual film festival. but this year it seemed as if people in park city were actively pressing themselves up against that bubble, puncturing any insularity by remaining...






sundance awards go to melanie lynskey thriller, syria doc


los angeles (ap) — a crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about syria and one about an unconventional love story were among the top award winners of the 2017 sundance film festival. the melanie lynskey and elijah wood film, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore,” won the u.s. grand jury prize: […]






sundance awards go to melanie lynskey thriller, syria doc


los angeles (ap) — a crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about syria and one about an unconventional love story are among the top award winners of the 2017 sundance film festival. the melanie lynskey and elijah wood film, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore,” won the u.s. grand jury prize: […]






from the 120 films at sundance, these 5 themes emerged


the 2017 festival wasn’t exclusively focused on social issues. some of the biggest crowd pleasers were full-on comedies.






sundance 2017: colorado docs score big in park city and beyond


"chasing coral" wins an audience award; "78/52" and "chasing jonbenet" grab rolling stone nods.






from the archives: oscars get ready for showtime


in 1970,  it was all about the western. actor john wayne, the consummate cowboy, took an oscar home for his role in "true grit," "butch cassidy and the sundance kid" earned several nominations and "midnight cowboy" won best picture. the original march 25, 1970, caption reported that the process...






homo uality & civil rights intertwined at sundance with ‘bayard & me’


the 'super deluxe' film focuses on homo uality in the civil rights movement.






indie focus: checking back in with 'i am not your negro' and female filmmakers o


hello! i’m mark olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of only good movies. i’m not entirely sure that team lat is yet entirely re-acclimated from returning to the sea-level altitudes of los angeles from the mountain highs of being at sundance, but we’re getting there. one of...






entertainment's latest trend: race and the criminal-justice system


park city, utah — during last week’s sundance film festival, while starry premieres were playing all over the utah ski town, entertainment mogul harvey weinstein convened a dinner in the name of a more socially conscious topic. weinstein, along with jay z, had produced a new documentary series...






netflix spent the most on a single movie at this year's sundance film festival


netflix has beaten traditional movie studios to spend the most money on a single movie at the festival.






indie focus: crossing the spectrum with 'john wick: chapter 2,' 'a united kingdo


hello! i’m mark olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of only good movies. it’s a busy time of year, as we shake off sundance, look ahead to sxsw and oscar season rolls right along. the times’ josh rottenberg had a great sitdown with three oscar-nominated...






seven influential filmmakers helped early on by federal arts funding


the national endowment for the arts granted the money for the first sundance institute lab in 1982. the program's grown to help some of the biggest filmmakers working today: quentin tarantino, paul thomas anderson, kimberly peirce, and darren aronofsky, among countless independent voices. esquire profiles just seven. (more…)






'oklahoma city' exposes the unrelenting threat of homegrown terrorism in america


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071428'; click here for reuse options! the new documentary airs february 7, 9-11 pm on pbs. the oklahoma city bombing killed 168 people, injured 680 more and left a local community decimated. now it's the subject of a new pbs documentary exploring the life and psyche of its perpetrator, timothy mcveigh.prior to 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in american history had taken place on april 19, 1995, when mcveigh, set off a truck bomb leveling one third of a federal building. the anti-government militant behind the attack was a former soldier, consumed by the paranoia of the radical right."oklahoma city" argues that mcveigh was greatly influenced by white supremacists he had met traveling the country for gun shows. "the b






'oklahoma city' exposes the unrelenting threat of homegrown terrorism in america


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071428'; click here for reuse options! a new documentary argues that timothy mcveigh was greatly influenced by the white supremacists he met at gun shows. the oklahoma city bombing killed 168 people, injured 680 and left a local community devastated. now the domestic terror attack is the subject of a new pbs documentary exploring the life and psyche of its perpetrator, timothy mcveigh.prior to 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in american history took place april 19, 1995, when mcveigh set off a truck bomb leveling one third of a federal building. the anti-government militant was a former soldier, consumed by the paranoia of the radical right.oklahoma city argues that mcveigh was greatly influenced by the white supremac






jay z calls for rikers jail to be closed in exclusive interview with democracy n


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071199'; click here for reuse options! "any place that that can happen to any kid should be closed." thursday marked the first anniversary of president obama ending juvenile solitary in the federal prison system. obama took the action in response to the case of new york city teenager kalief browder, who committed suicide in 2015 at the age of 22. in 2010, when kalief was just 16, he was sent to rikers island, without trial, on suspicion of stealing a backpack. he always maintained his innocence and demanded a trial. instead, he spent the next nearly three years at rikers—nearly 800 days of that time in solitary confinement. here in park city, utah, at the sundance film festival, democracy now! got an exclusive






when israel first occupied the west bank


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1072392'; click here for reuse options! a new documentary examines the settlement expansion in the wake of the six-day war. raja shehadeh, founder of the human rights organization al-haq, can recall the exact moment he first noticed israeli settlements on the west bank."the first settlement that i became aware of directly was the one closest to where i live in ramallah, which was dolev," shehadeh explains in the new documentary "settlers". "i was driving... and as we passed, we saw trailers bringing mobile homes."over 100 families now live in dolev. but in 1983, when it was established, there were just five."by the time we came back in the afternoon, the mobile homes had been placed on the land," shehadeh recalled. "and i






'rectify', la serie más elogiada por la crítica pero que no ha visto casi nadie


'rectify' es una serie original y diferente en muchos aspectos que ha sido aclamada de forma unánime por la crítica especializada a ambos lados del océano, que la ha elevado a los altares pero que no se ha visto refrendada por un amplio reconocimiento ni a nivel popular ni a nivel de premios de la industria. ha quedado relegada a un nicho muy minoritario que la ha seguido con verdadero fervor durante los cuatro años que ha durado en emisión y que no duda en ponerla entre las mejores series de la historia. no recuerdo un cisma tan importante entre una obra tan ensalzada por los críticos mas influyentes y la escasa repercusión de esas recomendaciones a nivel de números de espectadores, en parte por emitirse en un canal minoritario y poco conocido como sundance tv y en parte por las caract