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    Holofcener Brings Life Experience & Dynamic Words to "Please Give"

    Writer/director Nicole Holofcener is no stranger to Sundance, her 1996 romantic drama "Walking and Talking" debuted in the festival's Dramatic Competition. Fast forward 14 years where she debuted her latest "Please Give" in the festival's Premieres section Friday night at Park City's Eccles Theatre....

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    "happythankyoumoreplease" Is a Sundance Crowd Pleaser

    "happythankyoumoreplease" was probably destined to be a Sundance Film Festival crowd pleaser, and it certainly did the trick. Its debut Friday night at the cavernous Eccles Theatre received rapturous applause and, even despite an 8:30am second screening at the large Racquet Club, the theater was ful...

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    James Franco: "I Never Thought I Would Be Playing Allen Ginsberg"

    "One thing that I love about playing characters based on real people," James Franco told indieWIRE at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, "is that it gives me this extra jolt of responsibility where I feel like I especially need to get it right because I owe it to the original person or the people that love that person and respect that person. I feel much more obligation to just do my homework and really do everything I can to nail that role. And the other side of it is, usually when I'm portraying a real person it's somebody that I love or at least respect in a lot of ways. So I want to celebrate them and do the best job I can. I like the ...

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    In "The Oath," Poitras Poignantly, Quietly Questions Her Country

    A quietly disturbing, often complex portrait of an Al Qaeda insider and a Guantanamo Bay detainee, Laura Poitras' "The Oath" offers a chilling preview of emerging Middle East battleground Yemen and poignantly questions American policies over the past decade in the Middle East.

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    SUNDANCEdaily | "Hesher," "happythankyoumoreplease," "Catfish"

    Reviews from Sundance are flooding in, so let's dive right in...

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    Messy "Hesher" Disappoints in Sundance Debut

    "What do you think the rating's gonna be," "Hesher" director Spencer Susser joked as he took the stage after the film's world premiere at the Eccles Center in Park City tonight in Utah. The joke, quite clearly, was in reference to the film's intensely dirty humor - most dominately displayed by its ...

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    Sundance '10 | "GASLAND" Director Josh Fox on Being a One Man Crew

    Josh Fox, founder and artistic director of International WOW Company, a film and theater company that creates new work to address current social and political crises, furthers his commitment to bringing social issues issues to the front, with his first documentary feature "GASLAND".

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    Sundance '10 | "Freedom Riders"' Stanley Nelson Sheds Light on Civil Rights Group

    Stanley Nelson, the legendary director of non-fiction television and film, returns to Sundance with his fourth film to be considered in the U.S. Documentary Competition (after "A Place of Our Own," "The Murder of Emmett Till," and "The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords"). "Veteran filmmaker Stan...

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    Sundance '10 | "Welcome to the Rileys" Director Jake Scott's Filmmaking Blood Runs in the Family

    Son of director Ridley Scott and brother of up-and-coming director Jordan Scott ("Cracks"), Jake Scott has established himself as one of the most sought after music video and commercial directors around. His list of credits include videos for R.E.M., U2, The Cranberries, Tori Amos and Radiohead. "W...

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    34 Sundance Competition and NEXT Filmmakers in Their Own Words

    The following is a series of interviews with directors whose films are screening at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Competition, and NEXT sections of the festival. The festival runs from Jan 21-31, 2010.

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