Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Now in its second decade of breaking new ground at the forefront of art and technology, Sundance Institute has curated an in-depth vision of storytelling’s future for the 2017 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, January 19-29 in Park City. The full slate — including...

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Jenny Slate reunites with her “Obvious Child” director in the ‘90s-set “Landline,” Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in “The Hero,” Aubrey Plaza gets serious in “Ingrid Goes West,” and Jennifer Aniston teams up with the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Gulf War drama “The...

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Director Asif Kapadia is a double threat on the festival circuit, scoring in recent years on the narrative feature and documentary fronts. On the latter score, his first film to make the Sundance grade came in 2011 when Senna, which examined the life of legendary Formula One driver...

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Sundance Institute 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...

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.

On Tuesday, a day after the film debuted at the...

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him.

It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. "The Birth of a Nation" premiered Monday...

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

In approaching a subject as sensitive as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of December 14, 2012, in which 20 children and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, director Kim A. Snyder knew first what she didn't want to do. She didn't want to...

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Norman Lear was so touched by the documentary made about his life, he wanted to cuddle up with the entire audience at the Sundance Film Festival.

"If we could find the largest bed and we could all get in bed together, it would express everything I'm...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was never going to turn a film documenting his life with Lou Gehrig's disease into a sanitized, feel-good story of triumph in the face of tragedy.

Arguably more famous now for how he lives with ALS than...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

As the Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, founder Robert Redford weighed in on the controversy over the lack of diversity this year among Oscar nominees in acting categories.

"I'm not focused on that part," the two-time Oscar winner said...